Fri, 25 Apr 2014 09:31:36 GMT Agility and Project Leadership http://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog/Agility-and-Project-Leadership/ Bridging the gap between traditional and agile project management and leadership. The 90% problem of Agile http://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog/Agility-and-Project-Leadership/7604/ Sun, 20 Apr 2014 17:20:23 GMT This article in Bank Systems & Technology states that Capital One is now using Agile methods for 85% of software development projects.  The indications seem to be that it has been quite successful for them, as the article states:   When Capital One started to roll out agile dev... Be Fragile not Agile http://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog/Agility-and-Project-Leadership/7596/ Fri, 11 Apr 2014 22:38:56 GMT It is dawning on me that in the world of project management (and business management in general), that we are too obsessed with managing complexity and reducing chaos which are becoming more inevitable in our increasingly dynamic and hyper-connected world.  The concoction of tools, methods and ... The Commerce of Agile http://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog/Agility-and-Project-Leadership/7583/ Mon, 31 Mar 2014 16:52:11 GMT I have written extensively on this blog about the adoption of the Agile mindset to industries outside software development.  I find this trend interesting as it indicates that the profession we are involved with comes equipped with tools, techniques and most importantly, a conceptual model of p... HealthCare.gov and Agile revisited http://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog/Agility-and-Project-Leadership/7558/ Mon, 17 Mar 2014 16:39:46 GMT Last November I wrote a post on the initial botch up of HealthCare.gov’s use of Agile techniques on the front-end that didn’t help them deploy the site more efficiently, nor effectively.  So it was with interest that I ran into this Time article where it seems they brought in some h... The Dept of Defense is boxing in Agile http://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog/Agility-and-Project-Leadership/7532/ Wed, 05 Mar 2014 16:31:20 GMT I found this article on the Defense.gov website and it seems they made a decision to go Agile with how they procure and deploy IT: So, based on recommendations contained in the 2009 Defense Science Board Report, the department is working to speed up the route to acquiring new systems by increasi... Kanban is the new Scrum http://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog/Agility-and-Project-Leadership/7502/ Tue, 25 Feb 2014 01:06:03 GMT It seems lately that I'm finding quite a few articles on the web where people are moving away from Scrum to Kanban.  As this post from the blog "Journey of Continuous Improvement" indicates: Some people will argue that we weren’t doing Scrum right so no wonder we had pro... Continuous project refactoring http://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog/Agility-and-Project-Leadership/7489/ Wed, 12 Feb 2014 16:16:01 GMT As I’ve matured in my career as a project-based professional (I’m really not a project manager anymore), I sometimes like to go back to industries I was previously engaged in and one that I regularly like to stay abreast of is information technology and software development in particular... Just enough up-front thinking and nothing more http://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog/Agility-and-Project-Leadership/7477/ Thu, 06 Feb 2014 22:02:48 GMT I happened to run into this discussion thread and the most interesting discussion was on the topic of just “enough up-front thinking” which this poster David Chelimsky, responds: In regards to enough up-front thinking, there are a series of scopes to which it applies. When you’... Scrum, it's not you, it's me and hope we can still be friends http://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog/Agility-and-Project-Leadership/7463/ Fri, 31 Jan 2014 19:04:13 GMT (NOTE: The post below is not really my personal view, more of a sentiment I'm seeing amongst those practicing Scrum, though I agree much with it.) I really loved the idea of Scrum, really I did!  But I’m starting to realize that in reality, what was supposed to release me from the... Why Agile is not agile enough http://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog/Agility-and-Project-Leadership/7447/ Thu, 23 Jan 2014 13:17:51 GMT I ran into this article by Andy Hunt on the Pragmatic Bookshelf site, which is one of the well know publishers of Agile software development books.  I particular liked the section with a quote from a software architect during an Agile workshop: “The theater I did in college has helped...