Many software development teams want or need to transition to agile but are not sure how to get started. The purpose of this paper is to simplify the roles, responsibilities, meetings, and iteration cycles so that an agile team can easily begin to implement their own agile process that works for their team, clients, customers, and users.
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Agile is being adopted by many organizations to support the business goals of quicker delivery and lesser costs. This article provides an insight into the scenarios where agile would be a best fit; explains certain situations in which agile might fail; and also highlights the advantages of other software development methodologies and the best projects these can be used for.
Reflecting an enterprise-wide view, a common language model and expanded perspectives that include Agile, the third version of the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK Guide) has been released by the International Institute of Business Analysis for review by practitioners worldwide.
Creating a few questions to ask yourself (or a trusted peer) at the end of each day is a great way to stay on track with your goals, and to align them with your values. This habit can also help you escape ‘fire-fighting mode’ and gain fresh perspectives on handling persistent challenges.
Project management practitioners are tasked with addressing audiences of all types and sizes. In this article, the author explores strategies to help you demonstrate proficiency in public speaking when you need it the most. Knowing the message; the ability to assess the audience; and preparation are the keys to putting yourself on the MAP.
In this new series, we address the Occasional Project Manager, a professional found in thousands of organizations, working on a variety of initiatives with minimal guidance. A majority of OPMs have no interest in a project management career, which is why they need an adaptive framework that applies to their work realities.
All leaders leave a lasting impact. What’s yours? And is it the legacy you want? When you can align who you think you are with how others perceive you, you’ll be the kind of leader people naturally gravitate toward, and your enduring mark on the world will be a positive one.
With 40 years of experience leading projects in a variety of industries, Marty Wartenberg has also influenced countless other projects through his efforts in the classroom. Here, he shares some field-tested advice for practicing and aspiring project managers, including the importance of trusting your own judgement.
An OPM cook follows a project management recipe (process), whether or not it is right for the particular meal (project) being served. An OPM chef can adapt the recipe, or create a new one, to align with a project’s characteristics. There is a need for both types.
Preparing to take the PMP exam can be a stressful experience, but less so if you get acquainted with folks who have recently passed it. Fortunately, there is a forum to connect you with new PMPs who share their lessons learned and tips on passing the exam.