In a follow-up to an article on backlog grooming, we answer reader questions about how the process differs from requirements documentation; how prioritization works without a complete picture; how a backlog differs from a work breakdown structure; and how to achieve an “all-in” view of product features when the backlog is a work in progress.
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The new edition examines the past 35 years of predictive analytics for business intelligence, focusing on five core metrics. It also includes a perspective on project management success factors and best practices for software estimation.
The new edition, the first update since 2006, provides project managers and executive management with the latest data and research on the state of software development, including an extensive focus on agile methodology.
Don’t forget the most important consideration in quality management: human beings. In this article, the writer addresses a way of handling quality management with this most important aspect at the forefront.
How managers change with agile approaches is vital. The more management excellence—the more quality in management—the easier it is to use an agile approach. That requires a change in how managers think about and create the agile culture.
Quality analysis and quality management can be a full-time occupation for an entire team of people on a project. Unfortunately, not all projects have the scope or resources available to hire a quality team to work on a project. This article explores some basic guidelines for using analysis to manage quality on a project.
Just what we all need: more BS in our work lives. Basically Semantics, that is! Program Management and Project Management, Quality Assurance and Quality Control...it's all enough to make your head spin. Here's a crash course to help you stay atop the definition debate.
Does QA really assure quality in your shop, or is it an exercise in mastering (or fudging) the numbers?
IT project managers should be able to learn a thing or two from manufacturing companies, who have taken many paths in order to achieve quality control. How do manufacturers achieve it? With targeted technology.
Discussion on quality management has not evolved much since the mid-1990s. Within executive circles, the discussions are not about the importance of quality, but rather on what quality is, how it is achieved and how it can be measured. The issues surrounding quality seem focused on definition and approach rather than on need. What is quality? What does senior management expect from the quality process, and how do these expectations apply to IT? Read on...