One problem that sometimes arises as an agile contractor is when the prospective client wants an upfront commitment on the scope of the project, but the Scrum consultant feels there isn’t enough info to estimate a backlog for the RFP phase.
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How long does it take an organization to reorganize in order to adopt Scrum? Three hours. Really.
How to Manage a Successful Software Project: Methodologies, Techniques, Tools, Including how to use Microsoft Project 4
Get solid advice on planning your project and getting it approved, as well as reviews and tips for implementing project management software.
Large-scale programs involve many projects and countless jobs. As program manager, you’re charged with coordinating the thousands of distinct actions this requires—managing the deliverables, workflow and staff that comprise all the interconnected projects (possibly spread across the globe!). Whether you’re already managing a program—or looking ahead to filling that role—you need a repertoire of practical, dependable approaches to plan for and control the often competing demands you face every day. How to Manage Complex Programs delivers exactly what it promises: high-impact techniques for handling project workflow, deliverables and teams. These techniques will enable you and your program staff to convert large-scale undertakings into collections of smaller, well-managed projects. While the scope will remain complex and layered, the information and techniques presented here will allow you to manage them coherently and efficiently. These strategies can be applied to any program, and are especially well adapted to high-tech undertakings.
Any organization adopting agile faces the challenge of figuring out how to measure success. Answering these questions without compromising the spirit of an agile transformation is critical to adoption.
Many teams struggle with defining "good" agile stories.