Taxonomy & KM

Knowledgeline

the benefits when we are talking agility, awareness and efficiencies in communication - but they are there for the taking. The distinction between an ontology and taxonomy is subtle and often difficult to grasp. When I first started in KM, taxonomies were hot, hot,but there has been a downplay with time - perhaps in line with loweremphasis on explicit knowledge repositories? Now I find very few clients who are willing to 'invest' in a.

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Cycling to knowledge

Knowledgeline

Being agile, willing to alter course, evaluating conditions and going with the flow, has proven to be useful for survival, speeding innovation and building resilience - but can it also improve intelligence and result in greater knowledge formation? What do we really know about those knowledge practices that involve a strong cyclic component?

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Estimating Agile Projects.Or Not

Mike Griffiths

There has been a debate raging since 2012 about the use and value of estimates on agile projects. For software projects following an agile approach, the team is often asked to estimate the development effort for stories in the backlog.

Route to Enterprise Scale Agility

Digite

Competitiveness in the age of digital disruption requires businesses to achieve agility at scale – not in select projects and portfolios alone, but across functions, across the business. The approaches to achieving enterprise-wide agility are keenly debated. Of all the imperatives of digital transformation, the one success factor on which there is consensus is “enterprise-wide agility”. While the path taken may differ, the end goal is business-wide agility.

2017 83

Agile & Project PPM: The Better Together Story

MPUG

Agile PPM & Project. One of the key investment areas was Agile. Even Team Foundation Server (TFS) has grown into the new Azure DevOps (Visual Studio) for developers, proving better alignment for Epics, User Stories, Sprints, Requirements, and connecting source code directly to Agile constructs. This is the continuing and evolving story of Agile and Microsoft’s technologies. Understanding Agile. 12 Key Agile Principles.

2019 72

Scrum Methodology: Roles, Events & Artifacts

ProjectManager.com

The scrum methodology was developed as a response to rigid project management approaches such as the waterfall method, which didn’t adapt to the needs of agile product and software development teams. Scrum is part of agile software development and teams practicing agile.

2022 295

The Value of Your Work has Echoes

Leading Agile

In 2006, Pixar released Cars , which features Cadillac Ranch. . Agile Community Agile Management Agile Project Manager Project Management ValueI work with some really smart people. On a regular basis, they create and do things that challenge and inspire me. This morning I got up and read this post by Dave Nicolette. In it, Dave shares his thoughts on the relationship between Quality, Craft, and Value.

2018 75

Is Your Software Development Team a Well-Oiled Machine?

Leading Agile

I was serving as the Scrum Master and technical coach for a certain development team back in 2006. ” They wanted to invoke one of the ancient rituals of old-style agile development, and “vote her off the island.” Agile Transformation Business Agility Coding Software Software Craftsmanship Software Developer Software Development Software Testing Strategy TDD Team Team Member Teamwork Uncategorized

2018 64

Creating a Risk-Adjusted Backlog

Mike Griffiths

Agile projects typically prioritize the backlog based on business value or perceived needs. I wrote about these ideas when I started blogging in 2006 as  Risk Profile Graphs.     Agile Project Management Estimating Games Metrics Risk Management Teams Visual Learning

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The 5 Best Free Smartsheet Alternatives of 2019

nTask

Introduced in 2006, with a major redesign in 2010, the platform serves as a single systematic and flexible solution for all the task management needs of a team. Considered a #1 software chosen by agile teams for software development, Jira makes a pretty strong contender for Smartsheet. The tool allows teams to use workflow mapping and agile reporting techniques to make sure projects are executed efficiently. Advanced project management features for Agile teams.

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Best Redmine Alternatives in 2021

nTask

Released in 2006, Redmine is a project management tool that was the go-to choice for many teams and individuals. Multi Project Management agile project management Project Management Project Management Apps

2021 78

Basis of Estimating Software Development

Small Business CEO

Here are some resources that will provide guidance to produce credible software development estimates, in both traditional and agile domains. While some have publication dates that may seem old, the principles in these books are immutable, even for agile projects. Software Sizing, Estimation, and Risk Management: When Performance is Measured Performance Improves , Daniel Galaorath and Michael Evans , Auerbach, 2006.

The Agile Origins of Project Management 2.0

Wrike

In my previous post that was also cross posted on CloudAve, I brought up the topic of enterprise agility. My conclusion was: to be agile and adapt quickly to the ever-changing business environment, you need to be able to blend top-down control with bottom-up agility in a “Ying and Yang” style. Less agile teams are 360% more likely to miss millions of dollars in lost opportunities. Agile Management Essentials.

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What’s in your backlog?

Leading Answers

For agile teams, backlogs represent their To-Do list of work. I wrote about these ideas when I started blogging in 2006 as Risk Profile Graphs. Later in 2006, I wrote about risk adjusted backlogs and Agile Risk Management explaining how to insert risk avoidance and risk reduction activities in the backlog. In 2012 I presented some Collaborative Games for Risk Management at the Agile 2012 Conference and PMI Global Conference. 

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Seven Project Management Influencers to Watch

Project Risk Coach

Elizabeth Harrin is the creator of A Girl’s Guide to Project Management which she started in 2006. His passions are Agile, project management methodologies, and PMOs. Bill Dow is an author, an Adjunct Professor at Bellevue College in Washington State, and a Senior Program Manager (Agile Product Owner) for Microsoft.

The Top UK Project Management Certifications in 2019

Arras People

Agile – Is it really that Hot: Agile certifications (highlighted in green in the table) are still surprisingly low considering the noise that surrounds the Agile space. But then again, is this because practitioners who migrate into the Agile space no longer associate themselves with the more traditional project management domain? To get a feel of how times do and don’t change we took a look back to the first PMBR published in 2006 which is available here.

2019 184

The Effective and Innovative Virtual Team Leader

International Institute for Learning

Through June 30, 2020, we are offering free registration to our on-demand course on Virtual Agile Teams (regularly $850 USD). In 2006 he received the prestigious Person of the Year Award from PMI for his contributions to the practice of project management. By Frank P.

Seven Project Management Influencers to Watch

Project Risk Coach

Elizabeth Harrin is the creator of A Girl’s Guide to Project Management which she started in 2006. His passions are Agile, project management methodologies, and PMOs. Bill Dow is an author, an Adjunct Professor at Bellevue College in Washington State, and a Senior Program Manager (Agile Product Owner) for Microsoft.

The Myth of Standish Reports - Update Number 2

Herding Cats

The Standish Report is raising its head again in the Agile presentations I've seen recently at conferences. 8, pages 15-16, August 2006. The numbers in the report are still being used by "agile thought leaders" to establish the basis for their proffered solutions. Forgetting even more that "agile" is a bottom-up software development solution. NoEstimates Agile Business Estimating Principles Project Management

2016 32

Microsoft Project Alternatives for 2020

Binfire

Support Agile methods. SmartSheet- Was established in 2006 to create a task management application that is similar to Microsoft excel. . Support for Agile Method. ?. ?. ?. ?. Microsoft project has been around forever.

2020 135

Compendium of Works to Increase Probability of Project Success

Herding Cats

Agile Project Management (#APM). Agile Software Development (#ASD). Integrating Agile and Earned Value Management (#AEVM). Agile and Earned Value Management Bibliography of papers, books, and thesis (#Biblio). Learning how to address one of the problems found in projects is the subject of this Brown Bag talk, 10 November 2006. Agile Project Management. Agile and all SW development operates in the presence of uncertainty. Agile Universe , 2002.

2019 37

PMI’s Pulse of the Profession 2020: Creating a Future-Oriented Project Management Culture

Inloox

The Project Management Institute (PMI) has been conducting surveys, questioning international organizations and project managers on a regular basis since 2006. Increasingly popular methods for this purpose are Design Thinking or agile project management.

2020 130

Estimating is a Learned Skill

Herding Cats

Review on Traditional and Agile Cost Estimation Success Factor in Software Development Project,” Zulkefli Mansor, Saadiah Yahya, Noor Habibah Hj Arshad, International Journal on New Computer Architectures and Their Applications (IJNCAA) 1(3): 942–952. Software effort estimation terminology: The tower of Babel,” Stein Grimstad, Magne Jørgensen, Kjetil Moløkken-Østvold, Information and Software Technology 48 (2006) 302–310. The ROI of Agile VS. Traditional Methods?

Software Estimating Resources

Herding Cats

This blog page is dedicated to the resources used to estimate software-intensive systems using traditional and agile development methods. Cost Modeling Agile Software Development,” Maarit Laanti and Petri Kettunen, International Transactions on Systems and Applications, Volume 1 Number 2, pp. 179, 2006. 229 “How Should We Estimate Agile Software Development Projects and What Data Do We Need?” Effort, Duration and Cost Estimation in Agile Software Development,” Mohd.

Agile Movers & Shakers (1): Viktor Cessan

Scrum.org

The Agile Movers & Shakers Interview with Viktor Cessan. Welcome to the Agile Movers & Shakers interview series. In the 14 years since he started working with Agile methodologies, he has helped companies such as Spotify, H&M, King, Avanza Bank, Telenor, and Sony Ericsson work more effectively. He specializes in working with executive teams to help implement company-wide agile transformation. Agile Movers & Shakers: Viktor Cessan’s Questionnaire.

Ten Trends in Project Management Recruitment in the UK

Arras People

Project practitioners are confused about whether to pursue new Agile based qualifications. The Age Regulations that came into effect in 2006 still has little impact. Agile, should I or not? At last month’s Project Challenge , we got asked a lot of questions, the most popular by far is, “ What is the market like at the moment?

2016 168

Practical Fibonacci: A Beginner's Guide to Relative Sizing

Scrum.org

O verview of Agile Estimating. The anecdote to ambiguity is agility. Agile approaches continue to gain popularity because of the marketplace’s volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity. 2006, Jørgensen and Grimstad). Agile Planning.

2021 72

DDSTOP The Saga Continues

Herding Cats

There's been a rash of conjectures about all kinds of bad business, project, and software development (agile and traditional) management ideas of late. We were one of the first users of eXtreme Programming, long before Scrum was around and presented that early work in 2003, " Making Agile Development Work in a Government Contracting Environment, Measuring velocity with Earned Value." . Or the companion quote from an Agile thought leader. million euro Agile project.”.

2019 34

DDSTOP The Saga Continues

Herding Cats

There's been a rash of conjectures about all kinds of bad business, project, and software development (agile and traditional) management ideas of late. We were one of the first users of eXtreme Programming, long before Scrum was around and presented that early work in 2003, " Making Agile Development Work in a Government Contracting Environment, Measuring velocity with Earned Value." . We develop these reference classes using Agile Function Points.

2019 37

The Trouble with Charts

Herding Cats

This chart is from " The Impact of Agile Quantified.". The final problem, just like the Standish Reports, is that the samples may or may not represent the total population of projects in the agile space. So in the end (or at least the end for today), there are likley differences between methods of developing sofwtare wiht agile, estiamting that development effort and other parameters. NoEstimates Agile Estimating Governance Management Mathematics Principles

2017 34

In-Depth: Stable Or Fluid Teams? What Does The Science Say?

Scrum.org

Recently, the concept of “fluid teams”, “dynamic reteaming” or “ad-hoc teaming” has gained traction in the Agile community. Each post discusses scientific research that is relevant to our work with Scrum and Agile teams. 2006). 2006). The social nature of agile teams.

2022 54

DDSTOP The Saga Continues

Herding Cats

There's been a rash of conjectures about all kinds of bad business, project, and software development (agile and traditional) management ideas of late. We were on of the first users of eXtreme Programming, long before Scrum was around and presented that early work in 2003, " Making Agile Development Work in a Government Contracting Environment, Measuring velocity with Earned Value." . million euro Agile project.”. Agile is about responding to change, over following a plan.

2018 33

The 23 Best Project Management Books For Upgrading Your Career in 2020

Planio

If you’re also interested in Agile project management, pair the PMBOK with the PMI’s new Agile Practice Guide or our own Guide on How to Pick the Software Development Process that’s Right For you. Key lessons inside: Jeff Sutherland is one of the masters of Agile project management.

2020 124

Project Management, Performance Measures, and Statistical Decision Making

Herding Cats

I work in the Software Intensive System of Systems domains in Aerospace, Defense, Enterprise IT (both commercial and government) applying Agile, Earned Value Management, Productive Statistical Estimating (both parametric and Monte Carlo), Risk Management, and Root Cause Analysis with a variety of capabilities. Schedule Estimation and Uncertainty Surrounding the Cone of Uncertainty, Todd Little, IEEE Software , May/June 2006.

The Ultimate Redmine Guide: How to set up and supercharge the best open source project management tool

Planio

Agile Project Management out of the box. Since Jean-Philippe Lang released the first version of Redmine in 2006, an active community has sprung up to optimize and expand the original code. Redmine was launched in 2006 and is still being regularly updated.

2020 85

Risk Management is How Adults Manage Projects

Herding Cats

Stewart, ACTEX Publications, 2006. Agile Risk Management and DSDM Pocketbook , Alan Moran, IARM. Agile Risk Management and Scrum , Alan Moran, Institute for Agile Risk Management, 2014. Loch, Arnoud DeMeyer, and Michael Pich, Wiley, 2006.

2003 38

Cone of Uncertainty - Revisited

Herding Cats

We're writing two chapters in an upcoming Project Management Book, with a working title, The Gower Handbook of Project Performance for Agile, Waterfall and Everything in Between , edited by Mark Phillips. The Cone of Uncertainty,” Stephen Gryphon, Phillippe Kruchten, and Steve McConnell, Letters, IEEE Software , 23 (5) 2006, pp 8?10.

2012 28

A Compendium of Works to Increase the Probability of Project Success

Herding Cats

Event-Based Scheduling , 10 November 2006. Agile Project Management. Agile Software Development for Government Software Intensive System of Systems (SISoS) , Boulder Agile Meetup, 27 July 2016. Integrating Agile Software Development with Earned Value Management , College of Performance Management, IPM Workshop, 2015. Integrating Agile with EVM , EVM World, 2013. A paradigm of Agile Project Management. Agile Software Development.

2008 45

In-Depth: How Scrum Motivates Teams Through Goals And Autonomy

Scrum.org

We are still so embedded in the leftovers of the mechanical perspective that originated during the Industrial Revolution, that it takes time to adjust our eyes and see beyond structure (Morgan, 2006). But Scrum and the Agile methodologies it builds on are so much more. 2006).

2022 60

In-Depth: How Coherence And Cohesion Are Critical To Scrum

Scrum.org

Each post discusses scientific research that is relevant to our work with Scrum and Agile teams. Wang et al (2006) studied software teams tasked with ERP implementations and found that cohesive teams performed significantly better than less-cohesive teams. 2006).

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