Clues! Signals! Below is the result of a collaboration with John Cutler. He posted a document on Google Docs, and I liked the outline so much I felt compelled to post my thoughts In fact, it was surreal adding my contents to the Google docs and John coincidentally showed up on line, at the same […]
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I have been speaking at many PMI chapter events in North Carolina this year. I enjoy doing these events, meeting new people, discussing different and new things, and sometimes, being introduced to cool old things. One such event was the PMI Asheville Chapter where I met some really interesting people including Eric W. Mythical Man […]
You are in college now, and you see people that are likely smart as far as youth will provide. Everybody can have strong “opinions” and perhaps their track record in high school has been one of success after success or being the person known to be knowledgeable – as far as high school topics go. […]
I am writing this post after a discussion with some people on product development and project management processes. The discussion took a turn to process intensive approach or not to use a defined process. There are many ideas of how this can work, for example the Capability Maturity Model Integration is an example of the […]
Is it okay to merge scrum team roles, for example can the scrum master also be the product owner. Our experience suggests, merging the roles of the team members in scrum is not a good solution. Besides a dilution of focus, there is a compromise in objectivity.
Time boxed or time boxing is when we have a hard fixed time around the activity we are undertaking. For example, we may decide that our team is allowed a fixed amount of time to plan or estimate. A meeting has a fixed duration and done effectively an agenda that further breaks down the time […]
Simultaneous work and an Agile Approach There are ways to divide the work up using an agile approach. This can get complicated for distributed teams but for teams that are on the same site the challenge is greatly reduced. We once worked on an embedded development project for an electronic control unit on a vehicle. […]
We have long taken the position that a discussion of scrum and conventional project methods should not be combative or mutually exclusive. Both of these approaches have something to offer. Each has strengths that when mapped to your organization and situation, can improve your chances of a successful project delivery. It is even possible to […]
Joe Dager’s Business901 podcast with Jon M. Quigley What Makes Sense in Scrum Projects Scrum Projects and Agile applications beyond software and scrum of scrums.
Cell phones and Laptops, Tools – or the Distraction to Success Ever think your not getting the most out of your team due to distraction. The greatest invention perhaps is the smart phone. Now it is easy to check all of our email accounts, text message our friends, post on Facebook, blurt on Twitter, connect […]