Consumer brands are increasingly using software companies’ product-development model. Called "agile", this model can cut development time and reduce product failures--but it can be a challenge to master.
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ScrumMaster trainings are intensive, starting with Scrum basics and moving to advanced topics such as distributed Scrum. Usually the participants are a good mix of amateur ScrumMasters, pro agilists, traditional project managers, and also highly experienced Scrum enthusiasts. While the goal is to bring everyone onto the same page, we do not wish to put off any participant, no matter what his or her experience.
Agile was considered to be synonymous with innovation. However, it has received criticism for focusing too much on meeting the time goals at the expense of exploring innovative solutions.
A recent Harvard Business Review article revealed that one in six IT projects has a cost overrun of 200%. That's a pretty high rate of failure for estimation. To minimize the risk of having your next technical project go awry, stop estimating and start budgeting.
Of course you're great. Why do you need to have an annual review to tell your boss? An Agile Architect talks about an agile approach to the employee review process.
Agile project management has reached the clinical research industry as a need of the hour. In the clinical research field, the chance of success lies around 20 to 25 percent, and every failure costs from a few million to a few billion dollars. Optimizing the chances of success in clinical development requires effective management and flexibility to accommodate the change as we progress.
The Scrum practitioners' adoption of the Agile practice indicated a promise of a new way forward for software development management and delivery predictability. However, despite numerous anecdotal claims of Scrum successes in many parts of the world, a lack of empirical evidence exists.
Testing teams and their managers need to unlearn the traditional mindset and practices when they want to adopt an agile way of working.
To some of you, this may not be new. But to many of the people preaching "Agile Software Development", Agile is not what you think it is. Let me say that again, because it's important: You're Doing Agile Wrong.
While estimation will always be inherently difficult for software developers, all hope is not lost. Here are five real tips you can utilize to become better at estimation–-even for complex software development tasks.