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What is the best software and best practices for Agile?
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Hello Everyone,

Greetings to you and your family on the occasion on Happy New Year 2018.

May everyone have joy in personal and success in professional life in this New Year.

I have started learning in Agile Methodologies.

I would like to know best software and best practices for Handling Agile Projects.
Can anyone help me regarding the same?
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I am not sure there is any one best software, though I have used Jira which is very popular. As far as best practices go, here is an interest list:

https://effectivesoftwaredesign.com/2013/1...best-practices/

I first started Agile with Mike Cohn's book "Succeeding with Agile" and moved forward from there.
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I would love one day when people stop searching for best practices. That is a myth. The secret of success in project management is adaptability and flexibility to use the right approach based on the type of project; that is the first step. Therefore, the OPM System has to be tailored.

The second essential step is raise the maturity of practice in your organization by finding the best practices that are YOURS and not borrowed.

Thank you - you just triggered an idea for a blog: The Myth of Best Practices
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3 replies by Carla Carter and Sante Vergini
Mar 01, 2018 8:21 AM
Carla Carter
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When we stop searching for best practices we stop searching to learn. I am surprised you would make such a statement. Obviously, the best practice has to be adapted to the organization which is going to bring what it learned inside. Adapt is a key step in benchmarking. Please see the American Productivity & Quality Center for more on this. CC
Mar 01, 2018 8:26 AM
Carla Carter
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Also, in studying benchmarking in its earlier years, we found that internal best practices were often overlooked as we went outside the organization to find them. So all of you here, do not overlook that 'best' practice - which could be renamed "next best practice' to show a continuous improvement value - may be housed within your own organization.
Mar 01, 2018 5:22 PM
Sante Vergini
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I agree and disagree with you Mounir :-) I think there is great merit in creating your own best practices, a custom innovation specific to the organization. However, this is only done through the investigation of other best practices. Can you honestly say that a company that develops their own best practice never had or investigated a base or benchmark from which to work from? Therefore I disagree with your first statement. We must always search for the best practice in whatever we do, even if it is a modified version that we customize for ourselves. In fact, I would say it's near impossible to create your own best practice without it being at least partially "borrowed" from something or someone before.
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Hi Tapadhir - There really is no straightforward answer here. Taking into consideration existing practices within the organization, the project, and the expectations of the customer, an approach for executing the project can be defined. There are many options that bring a focus on delivering more often, with feedback loops to ensure delivering value. Regarding software, really, again, much of the same. What will the needs of the users be, architectural considerations? There are a plethora of software options, both cloud and, on-premise, so with requirements in-hand, let the selections process begin.

I suggest with your reading, to look at PMI's Agile Practice Guide.
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The first thing to do is to understand what Agile really is. Take into account that Agile is not a method. I am saying that because organizations is starting from years ago intiatives to implement Agile at enterprise wide level. If you need something specific take a look to the new PMBOK GUide and take a look to all listed as recommended reading into the Reference List http://www.pmi.org/-/media/pmi/documents/p...e-materials.pdf
My recommendation is not taking a look to the Agile Practice Guide.Because it was created with the Agile Alliance, and Agile Alliance is software oriented, the Guide will confuse you instead of helping you.
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I use JIRA and it's a pretty good tool. If you want something more modest I would recommend Trello
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Feb 08, 2018 12:18 AM
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Any advice on JIRA Vs Trello? What is limitation in Trello?


Anonymous
Feb 02, 2018 6:27 PM
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I use JIRA and it's a pretty good tool. If you want something more modest I would recommend Trello

Any advice on JIRA Vs Trello? What is limitation in Trello?


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I used 3 different tools - JIRA, Rally and VersionOne. But I personally liked JIRA due to its wide range of offerings from the Atlassian market place such as documentation, team communication, chat, code, build, integration and release management. It is a complete end-to-end software development and management suite of applications. Please reach out to me if you need any further information.
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Jan 07, 2018 2:01 AM
Replying to Mounir Ajam
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I would love one day when people stop searching for best practices. That is a myth. The secret of success in project management is adaptability and flexibility to use the right approach based on the type of project; that is the first step. Therefore, the OPM System has to be tailored.

The second essential step is raise the maturity of practice in your organization by finding the best practices that are YOURS and not borrowed.

Thank you - you just triggered an idea for a blog: The Myth of Best Practices
When we stop searching for best practices we stop searching to learn. I am surprised you would make such a statement. Obviously, the best practice has to be adapted to the organization which is going to bring what it learned inside. Adapt is a key step in benchmarking. Please see the American Productivity & Quality Center for more on this. CC
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Mar 01, 2018 5:16 PM
Sante Vergini
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That makes sense Carla. It's the same with free speech; the more we restrict it, the less truth we can speak, and the more we have to speak another person's truth. And you are quite right, when we stop the search to learn or restrict it in some way, we stop innovation and free thinking that produce all the great things and theories we have today.
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Jan 07, 2018 2:01 AM
Replying to Mounir Ajam
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I would love one day when people stop searching for best practices. That is a myth. The secret of success in project management is adaptability and flexibility to use the right approach based on the type of project; that is the first step. Therefore, the OPM System has to be tailored.

The second essential step is raise the maturity of practice in your organization by finding the best practices that are YOURS and not borrowed.

Thank you - you just triggered an idea for a blog: The Myth of Best Practices
Also, in studying benchmarking in its earlier years, we found that internal best practices were often overlooked as we went outside the organization to find them. So all of you here, do not overlook that 'best' practice - which could be renamed "next best practice' to show a continuous improvement value - may be housed within your own organization.
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Mar 01, 2018 8:21 AM
Replying to Carla Carter
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When we stop searching for best practices we stop searching to learn. I am surprised you would make such a statement. Obviously, the best practice has to be adapted to the organization which is going to bring what it learned inside. Adapt is a key step in benchmarking. Please see the American Productivity & Quality Center for more on this. CC
That makes sense Carla. It's the same with free speech; the more we restrict it, the less truth we can speak, and the more we have to speak another person's truth. And you are quite right, when we stop the search to learn or restrict it in some way, we stop innovation and free thinking that produce all the great things and theories we have today.
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