I haven't been to Agile By Example, but be forewarned - this article is focused on software development, not Web project management. There are enough similarities though that you will still probably get some useful ideas by this sustinct recap of various sessions.
When meetings drag on for hours, developers check out.
I'm not sure that the title questions is actually answered in this article. The focus of the article is how to handle planning meetings and addresses a question on what to do when developers complain that the planning meetings are too long. If you face this problem then you will find value in the response.
The fastest moving enterprises all have one thing in common: They don’t let today’s investments in technology slow down tomorrow’s innovations.
Nice slide show and not your usual tips. These seven principles will get you thinking and even make a nice list for those working with sequential projects who are (shhh) borrowing ideas from Agile teams.
Pete Behrens goes over how to keep agile working properly for your organization
Good article on how the transition to Agile involves a need for a cultural change. (doesn't every article mention this?) The point of this article though is that it is best to view the transition as a journey. Best line, "Agile is a process not a destination."
In a decade you will have sent a man to the moon and back again. This was John F. Kennedy's mission impossible for NASA in the late 1950s. Nobody knew how. Everyone knew it had to succeed before the Russians reached the moon.
This article presents some interesting points about "Extreme Project Management." Especially of interest is the caution regarding stakholder analysis and the reasons behind politics inserting itself into the project process. A good read that will get you thinking.
Agile requires a collaborative culture. That’s where HR comes in. To ensure a smooth and appropriate transition to the Agile approach, organisations need to consider a variety of factors.
When I read about other parts of an organization becoming more agile, I wonder if they are just talking about improving their leadership. In my mind, collaboration is not some secret that evolved from the mainifesto. Every business unit should reflect a culture of collaboration. However, if it takes other business units learning about Agile PM to learn to have their employees work together to achieve their goals, then I'm all for them learning about Agile PM.
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Interesting article but really, a close look at the list of responsibilities reads like the responsibilities of a Web Project Manager. Some agile teams don't like the term Web Project Manager but this article only proves that the role is a valid one, even for an Agile team.
For the past decade, Agile has been a buzz word that has passed by every business and developer in the software industry. It offered many solutions to...
There are still a lot of companies who don't understand Agile, so it makes sense when they try to implement it and run into problems, they fall back on a process they know. However, if upper management is committed to the Agile approach, then there will be a stronger commitment to stay with the chosen approach.
Agile adoption in organizations where command and control is the most dominant management style can be tricky. There have been situations where an agile transition didn’t deliver the expected improvements, or even failed and was stopped.
Good links to additional articles that grapple with the question of transitioning to agile in a command and control environment. One interesting point in the article - "Management really does need to change, otherwise you didn’t need Agile.."
Are there organizations that are command and control oriented but already practice agile, without knowing it?
Daniel Markham, an agile coach, is asking the question "why there are some "seriously pissed off people about Agile out there? Isn't agile supposed to be warmth, apple pie, motherhood, goodness and all of that?
I missed this article when it came out a month ago, but if the questions raised in this article are the ones every Agile proponent has to answer at some point. This raises most of the ones people will throw at you and therefore will prepare you on what to expect.
The digital revolution has shaken the publishing industry. Six trends, however, highlight new opportunities as well. The explosion in devices, apps, social media"
This slide show, while originally posted in April, provides an interesting look at Internet media usage verses traditional channels such as television. There are also some interesting stats from reports that might not be affordable for a small company, but would be useful in one of your presentations!
The more we learn about the development of Healthcare.gov, the worse the situation looks. The site has been serving myriad errors since it launched, including preventing users from creating...
I've been waiting to read the lessons learned from healthcare.gov. I tell my students - test, test, test. It is an interesting read and no doubt will get more interesting as more of the real story of the project development comes out.
Four suggestions for making Agile the friend of UX design.
UX designers need to be familiar with Agile and give thought to how they can best fit into a different way of realizing the project vision. This article will get them started. (It is also an interesting article for Scrum Masters and Agile Web PMs to get insights into the adjustment the UX team members might face when joining the team.