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Agile vs Waterfall: What’s the Difference?

ProjectManager.com

Newton’s third law is also true in the case of agile vs waterfall, where one sprang to life as a reaction to the other. Created a few decades before the agile methodology, each phase is reliant upon the deliverables of the previous phase. What is Agile? Agile Principles.

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What is PRINCE2 Agile All About?

Arras People

I have also been a software developer and used agile development methods and have never seen the two as being in conflict. The new PRINCE2 Agile guide has been created to provide guidance for blending the PRINCE2 project management approach with agile delivery methods.

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How to Fund a Software Development Project

ProjectManager.com

A critical success factor for a software development project is how it is funded. In this blog I’ll explore several common options for funding software development projects. An important business agility principle is that context counts.

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Why Agile is important?

Binfire

I am sure by now you have heard about agile, companies big and small like Amazon and Google are using agile to manage work. You may be forgiven if you wonder why agile is used more and more for managing work and projects. Why Agile? You ask why Agile?

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Questioning Agile Dogma

Leading Agile

When I first learned about Agile methods in 2002, the principles seemed to offer an ideal solution to many organizational issues common at the time. It’s time now to move forward to the next level of proficiency in software delivery; what we might call “post-Agile.”

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Strategic Risk Management and Projects

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Strategic Risk Management. This may surprise some project managers who may not see much evidence of strategic risk management percolating down to project level, other than perhaps a (not always enforced) requirement to produce a risk register for their project.

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Risk Management Resources

Herding Cats

Risk Management is essential for development and production programs. Risk issues that can be identified early in the program, which will potentially impact the program later, termed Known Unknowns and can be alleviated with good risk management. Risk Management Papers. “A

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Product Prioritization Techniques in Agile Development

MPUG

We will focus on prioritizing items in the Product Backlog , which is a key element of Agile development. Do note that Agile practitioners use the term ordered for product backlog items (PBI) in place of prioritized. Amount of risk removed by having the features.

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Secret Tips for Delivering Project On-Time and Within Budget

PM Basics

Delivering project on-time and within budget is the ultimate goal for many project managers. To deliver a project within budget and schedule, you need to understand what that really means. What does it take YOU to deliver Deliver project on-time and within budget?

Risk Management is How Adults Manage Projects

Herding Cats

In a recent exchange in social media, it was clear the notion of risk and the sources of risk, the consequences or risks and managing in the presence of risk was in very unclear, when it was conjectured , we can simply slice the work into small bits and REDUCE risk. .

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51+ Best Project Management Software & Tools [Updated Oct 2019]

ProProfs Project Management

Project management software helps in not only managing multiple projects, but also streamline workflow and improve your teams performance exponentially. 43% of all projects were challenged, i.e. over-budget or delayed, 18% of projects failed. Budgeting. Project budgeting.

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A Compendium of Risk Management Resources

Herding Cats

This blog page is dedicated to the resources used to manage the risk encountered on software-intensive systems using traditional and agile development methods. Let's start with a critical understanding of the purpose of managing risk on software development projects.

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Best project management software

Binfire

What is the best project management software for your team and your project? The short answer is no, depending on industry, team size, project complexity, team’s experience and team size the requirements for project management software change. What is our budget for PM software?

What's Missing from the Agile Software Development Paradigm

Herding Cats

Agile software development is framed by a manifesto , a set of 12 principles, several methods. These are all focused on developing software, delivering that software to those paying the developers. Why This Missing Concept is Important to Agile Software Development? .

Agile Project Management for Distributed Teams

nTask

Agile project management is an iterative approach to delivering requirements throughout the project life cycle. Given below is a comprehensive guide for managers on how to lead their remote teams with Agile Project Management strategies for maximum productivity. . Agile Project Management for Distributed Teams. As we have previously discussed that the outsourced software development has increased dramatically in recent years. Make your team more Agile.

Why Choose Agile Project Management Software for Mobile App Development Projects?

ProProfs Project Management

One of the most effective ways is to adopt the ‘Agile Methodology.’ Before we go any further, let’s first understand the agile methodology in brief. And then, discuss why we need agile mobile app development. What Is Agile Methodology? Reduced Risks.

What is Risk Management?

Herding Cats

Risk management is about making informed decisions by consciously assessing what can go wrong, as well as the likelihood and severity of the impact when that possibility comes true. The heart of Risk Management is making informed decisions in the presence of the uncertainties that create risk.

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Project Cost Management – The Essential Things to Know and Do

Online PM Courses

But there’s little your project sponsor, your client, or their Finance Director care about more than your budget and how closely you can stick to it. What is not negotiable is the budget. Monitoring and controlling project expenditure to adhere to your budget.

What’s Worse Than Not Automating Your Software Delivery Pipeline?

Leading Agile

An unattended software delivery pipeline frees technical staff to spend more time on value-add activities rather than tediously performing repetitive tasks by hand, such as. But there’s a risk that people will get excited about automation and get ahead of themselves. Sounds good.

Agile Project Management Methods

Herding Cats

There is a lot of unsubstantiated claims going around about how agile should or should not be applied. From the point of view of Software Intensive System of Systems, here's how we've learned to manage development using Agile.

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The Best Scrum Tools of 2019 for Agile Project Management

nTask

Over the past few years, Scrum has become the default face of Agile Project Management. One of the most popular Agile frameworks, Scrum is widely adopted by software and non-software development teams alike.

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Embracing Uncertainty in Software Projects

LiquidPlanner

If you give a qualified answer, you risk being held to that original date despite the need to analyze requirements further, discuss with vendors and do proper project planning. In over 20 years of working in the software industry, the only thing I am certain about is uncertainty.

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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. COSMIC Software Estimation Approach,” Alain Abran, ICEAA Workshop, Portland Oregon, June 6?9, Comparative Analysis of Software Cost ?

Aleatory Uncertainty Creates Irreducible Risk

Herding Cats

Yesterday's Post Epistemic Uncertainty Creates Reducible Risk and What Is Risk? Risk is not there to be mitigated, it's there to be eliminated. Risk is the result of uncertainty, which comes in two kinds for all projects, for everything actually. Epistemic uncertainty and the risk it creates can be reduced with handling processes. The objective of identifying and managing aleatory uncertainty to be preparing to handle the impacts when risk is realized.

Small Batch Sizes are NOT Risk Management

Herding Cats

There is a popular fallacy in the Agile community that small batch sizes are Risk Management. What small batches do is provide information that informs risk management at a fast rate. This analog signal is the underlying dynamics of the software development process.

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Product Management and Agile – Agile Misunderstood

Meisterplan

Are you using Jira for software development? Do you find that agile approaches are helpful? And are you trying to tackle all projects in the company using agile and Jira? Read on to find out how a misunderstanding arose between agile development and product management, and the solution we’ve found so far. Then, we started using Jira for agile product development. For me, these stories express the maturity of our agile product management process quite well.

Top 7 Enterprise Project Management Software Tools

TrustRadius Project Management

TrustRadius has already done the work in compiling a list of the best project management software , according to end-users; but not all of them require the same scale of management or growth-optimization tools. Best Project Management Software for Enterprises. #1

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GAO Cost Estimating and Assessment Guide Applied to Agile

Herding Cats

There are not specific to Agile Software Development. Agile. Agile teams, for the most part, are a fixed set of resources, so the spending plan is essentially Flat. Uncertainty creates risk. Risk Management is how Adults Manage Projects - Tim Lister.

Software Development Life Cycle and Project Management

PM Basics

Software Development Life Cycle is on every job description for a Project Manager. Everyone wants you to know how to develop software applications. When I googled “software development life cycle definition” I found different variants. Phases in Software Development.

Agile Project Management With Scrum or Kanban (2018 Guide)

PM Basics

Agile Project Management is common for Software Development and Telecommunication industries. There is no standardized agile project management approach. However, I would like to share my framework that described a possible application of Agile Project Management.

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Applicability of Agile/Lean/Kanban Methods for fixed scope/budget projects (with short duration)

Sudipta Lahiri

Problem Statement : Some projects are fixed scope, fixed budget and have relatively small duration – 3-4 months. The following Positives were identified when applying Agile/Lean methods to these projects: Positive Contributors. Stable Software.

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Extreme Programming in Agile – A Practical Guide for Project Managers and nTaskers

nTask

Just in case you didn’t know what extreme programming is, it is a form of agile framework where PMs get the best out of available resources in a software development environment. This write-up details how you can benefit from XP as an Agile worker. Extreme Programming (XP) In Agile SDLC Environment. XP incorporates the following 5 values: · Communication : Software Development projects or projects in any industry rely heavily on communication.

Deciding the Level of Detail Needed for a Release Plan

ProjectManager.com

This is an important question to ask at the beginning of a software development project, or in the case of a long-standing product team, before the development of a major release of a system. Related: How to Fund a Software Development Project.

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Webinar Recap: Agile Series Part 1 – Understanding & Incorporating Agile Project Management

MPUG

Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Tim Runcie’s Agile Series Part 1 webinar being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members. Kyle: Hello everyone and welcome to today’s MPUG training series, part one, Understanding and Incorporating Agile Project Management. And what we’re going to do is talk about the disciplines today, talking about how and where Microsoft’s going, what are some of the advantages of using agile.

What is Project Management Software and Why Do You Need One

ProProfs Project Management

Further, you could be facing other challenges such as meeting your project deadlines, handling your limited budget, and most importantly manage untimed risks. . But how do you deal with issues like: Unforeseen risks? Budget overruns? What is Project Management Software?

Software Intensive System of Systems

Herding Cats

The domain I work in is categorized as Software Intensive System of Systems (SISoS). The development of the software and sometimes the development of the hardware is done in an agile manner, using one of several Agile development methods - SAFe, Scrum for example.

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Software Development Process: How to Pick The Process That’s Right For You

Planio

But software development isn’t one of them. Every great piece of software starts with a plan and a clear process in place. Luckily, there are numerous software development processes you can choose from when you’re starting your next project. Software Development.

The Best Strategic Planning Software for Teams

Teamweek

To make this process easier, there are loads of strategic planning software programs available online. Before you go out and pick the first one you can find, it’s important to understand some key features it should have: Ready-made software.

Software Economics

Herding Cats

Here's some thoughts on the economics of software development using other people's money, after 3 weeks of working a proposal for a major software intensive system of systems using Agile. With the advent of Agile, the linear spend planning and delivery of capabilities was altered to iterative and incremental spend and delivery planning. Economics of Software Development. Risk Management is How Adults Manage Projects.

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Software Intensive System of Systems

Herding Cats

The domain I work in is categorized as Software Intensive System of Systems (SISoS). The development of the software and sometimes the development of the hardware is done in an agile manner, using one of several Agile development methods - SAFe, Scrum for example.

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