Diana Larsen and James Shore talk about their recently released agile fluency model. This model looks at team and organizational agile adoption, and provides a framework for looking at where you are and where you want to be.
Arlo Belshee talks about his work with big data and his penchant for starting with XP as the initial set of agile practices for teams to allow tight feedback and real agility.
Bob Payne speaks with Sanjiv Augustine, principal at LitheSpeed about the new tool, Sensei.
There's a common myth among managers—that they are the only drivers and decision makers for their teams and, therefore, can't take time off. In reality, regardless of the team or workgroup you manage, your team makes decisions without you all the time.
Regarding project portfolios, it can be a big problem for clients to see all the work. Some clients have multiple kinds of projects, so they want to show their work in a variety of ways. Johanna Rothman describes some helpful ways to display the work being done.
Johanna Rothman writes that it doesn’t seem to matter what life cycle your project has, someone wants you to predict the cost. Although people want to know the cost so they can use cost to predict the project portfolio, you want to use value for the project portfolio.
Writing test cases can be a time-consuming activity, and approaches vary from comprehensive test plans to more casual and exploratory cases. What factors should influence your approach? We take a look at a couple of these factors to help you guide your project and team to success.
If you’re not actively marketing all the time, you’re letting the parade pass you by. To take advantage of ever-present, ever-changing opportunities, your team can use agile techniques to help with marketing.
I’ll be in Sao Paulo, Brazil, teaching project portfolio management, Sept 10-11, 2012. I’ll be teaching in English. I suspect that the class will simulate and interact with each other in Portugese! I’ll be the one who is left out. (That’s what I do when I teach in a non-English speaking country.) We have 5 spots left. That’s it.
I wrote the first of a three-part series about looking at culture when you hire people last month. I posted that Pragmatic Manager, Your Culture: What is Okay for You to Discuss? and forgot to tell you. If you are on my email list, you received today’s Pragmatic Manager about what the organization values and rewards. Next up is how people treat each other.
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