Nov. 4, 2013, 4 a.m.

We Did Offshore Agile Before It Was Cool

An alternative title I considered for this post was “My favorite chart”. You'll know what I mean when you get to the end.

Story Points or Ideal Days

Oct. 24, 2013, 4 a.m.

Story Points or Ideal Days?

There is a long running debate regarding the use of story points vs. ideal days for estimating backlog items, both positions supported by many good arguments. In my practice, I actually use both. Here’s how.

July 29, 2013, 4 a.m.

Agile and Fixed Price?

First, let’s pin down what “fixed price” actually means. It’s not just that the customer demands to know as precisely as possible how much they will have to pay for the project (which, on the surface, is not an unreasonable request).

June 27, 2013, 4 a.m.

Agile + Cloud = DevOps

The combination of agile development and cloud computing has dramatically changed software delivery for the enterprise. And let’s be clear - there is no way you are going to get there with waterfall and cloud! 

June 6, 2013, 4 a.m.

Iron Triangle Meets Agile

We all know about the Project Management Triangle: the rules of the game dictate that all project decisions are tradeoffs between “more”, “cheaper”, “faster” and “better”.  We all know that… but do we?

Dec. 11, 2012, 4 a.m.

Transparency With Scrum (Part III)

When the customer's program managers first saw the reports generated by the template, they could immediately recognize the completely different degree of visibility and transparency all this information gave them.

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