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Topics: Agile, Lessons Learned, Scrum
For hybrid projects which approaches are you using?
I'm curious as to what approaches people are using for their hybrid projects out there. I recently had a project that used waterfall for the overall project but used parts of Agile for software build (Confluence and JIRA)

What other hybrid approaches have people seen?
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I can't help myself and have to notice that using Confluence and Jira does not make anyone, or more importantly a project, Agile or even hybrid. These are only tools that help in executing a project. Some tools, of course, are better for certain types of jobs but Jira is very versatile.
Taking it a bit deeper - Jira has many plug-ins and "workflows" and templates, you can do Agile, Scrum, Kanban, Project Management, Process, Procurement, etc, etc. it's like saying that there is only one true project management methodology, - of course PMI way ;)
Our approach has been to be as agile as possible except where we could not be. Even then, we push back and educate the stakeholders who hold on to notions of "when will you be done?".
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1 reply by Andrew Soswa
Mar 06, 2020 1:21 PM
Andrew Soswa
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The answer to kids' asking "are we there yet" is to present them with a plan/roadmap, give them rough understanding when you get to a major milestone/deliverables, and update them constantly.
That usually, in the example of my stakeholders, and kids, shuts them down.
Mar 06, 2020 1:01 PM
Replying to Stéphane Parent
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Our approach has been to be as agile as possible except where we could not be. Even then, we push back and educate the stakeholders who hold on to notions of "when will you be done?".
The answer to kids' asking "are we there yet" is to present them with a plan/roadmap, give them rough understanding when you get to a major milestone/deliverables, and update them constantly.
That usually, in the example of my stakeholders, and kids, shuts them down.
Mar 06, 2020 11:10 AM
Replying to Peter Rapin
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I have used Niagara Falls in my risk management presentations. One can predict the probability of going over the Falls well upstream and develop mitigating measures. But as you continue on your journey the probability increases, the available mitigating measures decrease and require more effort. Ultimately you may go over the Falls however there remains a probability of survival. That probability increases subject to preparation. Even then some have been known to survive without protection. It's all a matter of risk tolerance.
The Falls can also be used to illustrate what can happen with a poorly managed project. One knows what's going to happen upstream but it becomes significantly more noticeable as you approach and go over the edge.
I live twenty minutes away from the Falls and visit frequently. It does make an impression.
I've deviated from the topic but couldn't resist. Please forgive!
Peter

Great analogy, I like that, thank you.

RK
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