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Agile Feasibility Chapter 3 – The Feasibility Investigation

December 7, 2013
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Introducing the known requirements to the feasibility team: If you’re working on an agile project, one with volatile requirements or a tight deadline, you won’t have deep requirements when you begin the Feasibility phase. A request or idea has been approved for a feasibility investigation, and no one has documented detailed requirements to this point.…

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Agile in Product Management

December 6, 2013
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It is often seen that Agile has been implemented successfully in different projects. But when it comes to Product Management or NPD (New Product Development), many people get sceptical regarding implementation of Agile. Now it has to be understood that Agile is not a methodology which can be used in a cookie cutter way across…

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Agile Project Feasibility Chapter 2 – The Big Picture

December 5, 2013
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AGILE PROJECT FEASIBILITY Feasibility: The big picture In this chapter we will be discussing how feasibility fits into the overall agile lifecycle. The agile process is represented by five virtual phases. We use the term virtual because in reality you may perform feasibility, planning, development, or adapting at any point in an agile project. The…

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Quality considerations for Agile Projects

December 4, 2013
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In Agile, Quality and Testing teams’ roles and responsibilities often overlap. That is because ideally, matrices are not required in Agile Projects. So, Quality teams are often merged into testing teams for the sake of convenience, though it depends on a lot of factors. Also, as customers are closely involved in providing feedback every sprint,…

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Scrum, the most popular agile method

December 3, 2013
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Scrum, the most popular agile method

Over the last few years, there has been a paradigm shift on how organizations manage projects. The global market faces increased pressures due to a demand for faster product development from customers, frequent changes in product requirements, and an expectation for development teams to be highly flexible and have cross-functional knowledge. Increased competition, rapid changes…

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Common leadership mistakes creating Agile fiascos

November 27, 2013
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Agile methodology as any other methodology would need to be planned, managed and implemented by people/stakeholders because people are the drivers behind any change. Top level management support is highly crucial for realizing the success of Agile implementation as its success rests up to a significant extent on management fueled organizational transformation. Many disasters of…

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Piloting an Agile Project

November 21, 2013
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If you are planning to transition into Agile, and are trying to convince the higher management that going Agile is the way forward, the best option would be to drive a pilot project, which can showcase the benefits to everyone concerned. A pilot project will allow you to experiment all the different Agile principles that…

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Integrating CMMI® and Agile : An Introduction

November 11, 2013
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The Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI®) for development is a process enhancement model which was developed by the SEI, mainly focussing on products and services. There is no single prescribed best way to use the CMMI model. Mostly, “Imposition” method is used. This is the method that “imposes” a documented process for each of the…

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