Category: Project Planning

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The Experiment Loop

Not all technology projects fit neatly into the standard “Lean, Agile, Scrum” way of iterating through work. The assumption made in all three is that you have an end user and that person will...

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Using Business Capabilities

Once upon a time, there developed a technology company. Over the years this technology company grew and grew and as it grew it developed a long and impressive list of achievements, products, and unfortunately:...

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Challenges in Release/Milestone Planning

Dictionary: Iterative Development, iterations, Business Analyst (BA), milestone planning, release planning. We refer to our milestone plan as the little baby; not because it’s a lovable thing, but because it’s still in the very...

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Information-Technology-itis (IT-itis)

As I progress deeper into the world of Agile Development and Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) I keep hearing periodic voices from the past saying things like: “In order to achieve all your business goals...

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Working Wall

One of the more prevalent off-handed comments I’ve heard a lot recently is: agile software development lacks focus and/or structure. It seems that there is a common perception that without an abundance of documentation...