Agile in Conventional Project Line Management
The following is a story from a couple of years back. The story is about lengthy set of verification activities (multiple iterations) in a large conventionally run project. As many a test engineer will relate, testing is always cramped for time. Meaning, the time we want the answers is much less than the time required getting those answers. This project was not different. I have experience in agile and have used these tools in other project capacities. However, this was a large project of which I was responsible for the verification group’s activities. I am a line manager (in this instance the agile role more like a scrum master) in a matrix organization so the verification team members of the project report to me as well as the project manager.
Scope of Work
The first step is to identify the scope of the work. We found all of the implicated specifications and identified all requirements … Continue reading