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Building Trust, One Iteration at a Time

A while back I talked to a CEO of a contract development shop.  He wondered how Agile could help him with fixed price, fixed scope contracts to deliver software. Of course, the requirements that come with these contracts are never complete or completely accurate. The first thing that comes to mind is to stop making […]

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Scope Issues in an Agile Project

I was talking with a colleague the other day about troubles with scope management in an Agile project. She was lamenting problems that were arising with a particular client who was concerned about the progress of the delivery team. Since Agile teams use time boxed iterations and let scope adjust, this shouldn’t be a problem—should […]

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Impediment Management and the Agile Triangle

The Agile Triangle, a concept that was discussed by Jim Highsmith in his book Agile Project Management: Creating Innovative Products, describes how teams and organizations can go beyond the traditional Iron Triangle in defining project success criteria. In the Agile Triangle, the traditional project constraints of schedule, cost, and scope are confined to one point […]

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Track Your Agile Projects with a Project Burndown Chart

Agile project management often needs more than the practices provided as standard by agile methods. Tracking project status is one area where I think that’s true. Scrum includes the concept of a Sprint Burndown Chart.  For those that aren’t familiar with it, it’s a simple yet very powerful concept. Here’s how it works… At the start of each Sprint, the

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Aldon Agile Manager Now On Windows

A little while ago, I blogged about Aldon’s new agile project management application – Aldon Agile Manager. They have just announced that it is now available on Windows, which is obviously great news for all those Windows teams out there! Below is a copy of their press release for the full story… Kelly. “Aldon today announced its free agile project

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Aldon’s New Agile Project Management Application

I am delighted to announce that the new sponsor of my blog is Aldon, who have just announced the release of a new project management application called Aldon Agile Manager. I’ve had a good look through their web site and I’ve also had the benefit of a pre-launch preview, so I thought I’d tell you a bit more about it…

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Computer Weekly Blog Awards

Quickly off the back of my recent award at the UK’s first ever Agile Awards event, I was pleasantly surprised to learn today that I’ve also been shortlisted in the Computer Weekly Blog Awards, in the Project Management category. Naturally I was really pleased to see this – I can’t deny that it’s really flattering to see my efforts being

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A Big Thank You to TinyPM

I’m delighted to announce that tinyPM is the new sponsor of my blog. tinyPM is a web-based agile collaboration tool best suited to organisations running multiple projects with multiple distributed teams. It’s not bound to any particular flavour of agile, as it fits well with any method that uses the concepts of iterative development and user stories as the main

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Agile Scrum, Or Not-So-Agile Scrum?

Scrum is the form of agile software development that has helped me the most. It has helped me to transform the performance of the web development groups that I’ve led at both my current company and at my last one. But, sometimes, I do wonder if Scrum is really agile enough? There are quite a few regular meetings in Scrum.

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Agile Project Management Software

Back in September 2009, I ran a poll on what agile project management software people would recommend. I was amazed at the response – so far (Jan 2010), about 2,000 people have voted! For those that haven’t been back to the poll to see the results, here they are: Lots of other agile project management software got a handful of

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