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Management Myth #11: The Team Needs a Cheerleader!

If you have a cheerleading manager (or, worse, if you are a cheerleading manager) in a troubled organization, then your team is likely missing its purpose. Replace those cheers with transparency, and you might be surprised by the solutions your team will come up with.

Johanna Rothman's picture Johanna Rothman
Making Agile Work for Government: Addressing the Challenges of Agile Adoption

Erich Knausenberger and Raj Shah examine the challenges of implementing earned value management and program management to implementing agile for government IT. Then, the authors propose a “blended-approach” by which government and other large entities can address these and other challenges.

Erich Knausenberger's picture Erich Knausenberger Raj Shah
The Challenges of DevOps in the Enterprise

Many small teams are successful at implementing DevOps practices such as continuous integration. However, enterprises may find implementing DevOps best practices to be much more challenging. This article will help you understand how to be successful implementing DevOps in the enterprise.

Bob  Aiello's picture Bob Aiello
Essential Methods for Agile Project Success

Mark Balbes presents a framework for agile project management’s critical techniques. These techniques are required for successful agile development, where rapid requirements changes can be followed through with rapid development changes.

Mark Balbes's picture Mark Balbes
Management Myth #10: I Can Measure the Work by the Time People Spend at Work

Increasing the amount of time someone spends on work does not directly result in better work. In fact, depending on the person, the opposite may be the case—spending less time at the office may improve the results. Johanna tackles myths of measuring work by time.

Johanna Rothman's picture Johanna Rothman
Five Ways to Build the Right Thing

Just because an organization has the ability to deliver fast doesn't mean the final product will be valuable, useful, or needed. Todd Olsen explains five tips to help increase your chances of delivering the right product.

Todd Olson's picture Todd Olson
Skipping Shortcuts: Convincing Clients to Take the Better Path

Your clients may not understand why you follow certain practices as a project professional. They may encourage you to take shortcuts that they believe will save time, money, and difficulty. You know better, but how can you convince them?

Brad  Egeland's picture Brad Egeland
Agile Methodology for Team Rehabilitation

This article is intended for CIOs and Software Directors who have disfuntional development teams. These problems are described in the article and companies that are currently using Waterfall can see how their methodology is part of the reason these problems exist. The article further shows how the basic principles of Agile Methodology can address and even resolve these issues. This article will also help companies already using Agile areas to emphasize in order to resolve team issues. This is a non-technical article and emphasizes organizational issues common in software development.

Steve Vaughn's picture Steve Vaughn
The Product Canvas

To help product owners and teams create new products, Roman Pichler has developed a new tool called the product canvas. The canvas has grown out of his work with product owners and product managers over the past ten years, and it's designed to be compatible with the business model canvas.

Roman Pichler's picture Roman Pichler
Building a Team Through Feedback

The ability to give honest, effective feedback to someone is important. Equally important is the ability to hear and understand that feedback. Learn how to use good feedback to build a stronger team.

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