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.
Interesting case history of adapting Agile and how one design firm that found size of project determined the methodolgy that worked best. There are some good links at the end of the article for those new to agile or thinking of taking the plunge.
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.
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Most baby boomer job hunters know these tips, but it doesn't hurt to review them if you are a baby boomer looking for that next opportunity. This is especially true for Web Project Managers who may not have experience in Agile and Scrum. Take a course. Volunteer, but for goodness sake, be familiar with this approach. Even if the organization is not currently using an agile approach, you need to be aware of the advantages and the process to make an informed decision regarding whether it will best suit your stakeholders, project and organization.
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A lot of people are starting to recognize the benefits of the agile project management approach. We shouldn't be too surprised it is moving beyond just straight project management. If you are just starting your own Web design business, you might want to read this article for ideas on how to expand your agile approach to your business strategy too.
Things to consider before becoming a Scrum Master or adding one to your organization.
Nice article that delves into some depth regarding the role of Scrum Master. Could this be the career path for Web Project Managers who recognize agile might be the best solution for their Web development teams?
The Rules of Scrum: The Product Backlog is easily visible to every stakeholder (e.g. cards on a... http://t.co/aHRQiNlBV4 #Scrum #Agile
Cards can be hard to see for the over 40 eyes. Electronic tools are good for distributed teams. whicever way you go, this short paragraph is right about one thing: teams do best when everyone can see the backlog at a glance.
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