"Software Engineer" is what reads well on the resume, but "Software Gardener" reads well to the experienced. The analogy that building software is more like gardening versus engineering has been around for a while...
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Applying Scrum is hard, even though it is composed of a few simple rules. There are several reasons for it to be challenging, including company environments that aren't healthy for Scrum's transparent approach, or a lack of experience with Agile technical practices and with iterative and incremental product development. In other words, as is often said, Scrum is simple to understand but difficult to master.
There has been a lot of focus on making annual planning processes more strategic. There is an increased understanding that the portfolio of projects has to be managed against the organization's goals--and that this may require good projects to be stopped. At the same time, organizations are striving to become more adaptable, driving change into projects. Organizations have to be able to respond effectively and efficiently or lose out to their competitors. The growth of agile approaches is part of the solution, but it's not the only answer--and project execution is having to adapt to this new normal. Share your thoughts in our new survey...one lucky participant will win an iPad 2!
SpecDD is a requirement-centric hybrid agile development methodology. It is designed to provide a single framework to manage both agile and traditional projects within a set of principles.
This PowerPoint training is based on the Scrum Guide. It uses the self-organizing team as a main thread to link all components of Scrum. Scrum values, pillars, and artifacts are treated as "weapons" of the self-organizing team.
Working within a few guidelines, agile methods are very effective for delivering rapid and flexible modifications to established systems.
Agile principles can be applied to large--even very large--groups of people, allowing them to be more connected to their work and its impact, despite being part of a huge system.
A leading figure in the agile development movement has rejected National Audit Office claims that its methodology was to blame for the failings of a Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) project.
Agile methodologies are increasingly being used for project management in all areas of business.
There is a common perception that co-located teams are better positioned to ensure good communication and deliver more efficiently than distributed teams. But in a world where global collaboration becomes increasingly common, teams often consists of people from different parts of the world working together as distributed teams.