CA Technologies and VersionOne have partnered on a solution that integrates Agile and waterfall project management, providing visibility across all development initiatives and enabling improved business-level decision making.
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Agile approaches often have greater engagement levels between stakeholders. While those conversations generally focus on the deliverables and how they meet the customer’s needs, can they also drive sustainability best practices?
The answer is “yes”, even though the typical fixed-price mentality violates the values stated in the Agile Manifesto. But fixed-price contracts are necessary for the market, so agile projects will have to adjust and offer a workaround.
Can agile teams--even high-performing ones--burn out? Of course. Far too many teams seem to schedule their sprints sequentially or back to back, without a pause or break. So if you are suffering from burnout, what are some helpful techniques to refresh and recharge your teams?
We all have an agile team in our minds whenever we take on mastering any new process. Parts of your mind are similar to a product owner, a scrum master and a development team. If you can organize a team with agile, could it not also work with organizing your mind?
What areas of the pharmaceutical industry related to clinical trials can benefit the most from adopting an agile approach, which is based on lean, no-waste process management? More importantly, after you have figured out where you want to apply agile, how can you make sure it gets adopted across the organization?
Traditional testing practices are the hands that slow agile teams to a stagnant, waterfall state. Testing itself isn’t bad or anti-agile...but how you think about testing can make or break your agile success.
How does work from home impact our use of agile approaches? If co-location is no longer possible, can we still be agile? Let's address the co-location question and look at agile practices in remote work situations.
A project manager's team wants to use an agile approach, which is in conflict with how the organization works. What can you do? Does this project need an agile approach?
You don’t need a named agile approach to use agility to make your project better. However, you can do what this project manager did to ensure that you and your team will be better off...