The Agile voting mechanism known as "Fist of Five" is a great way to drive your team towards consensus and commitment. It's a simple, powerful process that can strengthen alignment and increase transparency on your projects. Here’s a look at how — and why — it works.
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With an Agile approach to performance improvement, people are seen as the source of value, rather than the problem that needs fixing, and tools and processes are designed to free teams to perform the irreducible activities that only people working together can accomplish. Here are some best practices for aligning the needs of people, teams and organizations.
In collaboration with the Software Engineering Institute and enterprise-class customers, the new Software Development Performance Index program will seek to quantify the performance impact of agile practices.
This coach is getting truly tired of talking to managers and leaders whose sole motivation in adopting agile methods is "increased capacity to go faster!" But if agile isn’t a “speed play,” what sort of play is it?
Agile anticipates being wrong, or at least not exactly right, and the same principle applies to any organization becoming agile. The best approach is to simply get started and commit to the fundamentals: prioritize, re-plan, release frequently, seek constant feedback, and trust enough in the cycle to continue.
For an agile project to progress smoothly, the backlog must be groomed and ready for each sprint. That work must be included in your project plan. This article gives you five points to consider when planning that work.
A prevalent topic in the various agile groups is how to do agile management of distributed software development projects--reflecting correspondingly prevalent software development efforts in today's global business workplace. Can it be done?
Real-time communications mean real-time project control.
Here are the hard questions to ask to determine viability of your project.
Is your work more industrial-worker based or knowledge-worker based? The way people work together on projects has changed. Have your project management methods kept up?