Methods

Common Ground with Kanban

by Andy Jordan

Kanban techniques can help agile and waterfall approaches better coexist, and they can help newcomers to agile become more comfortable with agile methods. From communication to motivation to education, let’s look at some ways Kanban can create common ground.

3 Questions to Ask Before Estimating an Agile Program

by Johanna Rothman

Agile approaches allow us to offer ways to manage investment, deliver value and deliver for the organization in various ways. Before you estimate, consider three questions and what they might buy you...

Principles

Caught in the Middle

by Bart Gerardi

Agile transformation requires the support of managers, yet many efforts focus on everyone but them. As a result, resistance to agile from middle managers is not uncommon. Here are ways that resistance “from the middle” manifests itself. Organizations ignore it at their peril.

Transitioning a Co-located Scrum Team: Lessons Learned

by Sally Wycislak Bommen

Many companies are outsourcing to India, and the process of creating an agile, distributed team could have many potential pitfalls. Here, lessons learned are shared based on two years of continuous improvement to get a strong, contributing agile scrum team.

Practices

Outsourcing Contracts in Agile: Challenges and Solutions

by Anabik Datta

Long-term, fixed-bid contracting is a challenge in the agile world. The objective of this article is to review these challenges and derive a possible solution for contracting between outsourcing companies and client companies for agile projects.

PM Podcast 407: The Agile Practice Guide

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by Mike Griffiths, Cornelius Fichtner, PMP, Jesse Fewell

Work is changing from industrial, routine work to knowledge-oriented work that requires more of an ongoing collaborative endeavor to manage change, complexity, and uncertainty. Learn how project management has evolved to reflect these changes with the publication of the new “Agile Practice Guide,” developed in collaboration with the Agile Alliance.

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