Tag Archives: Planning

The Agile Plan

It’s a common notion that Agile methods like Scrum mean no planning, just doing. That’s myth. The reality is that Scrum provides and organic way to handle surprises that force a plan to change. This means you don’t have to … Continue reading

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The Right People

An Agile project needs good people. But what makes good people for an Agile project? They need skill in the work at hand, of course. But you need more than just skills. There are some other competencies that are critical … Continue reading

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An Agile Firm Fixed-Price Contract

On February 1, 2017, I started as the Scrum Master on a Firm Fixed Price contract. We had a specific Scope of Work and a target end date. The planning team had reviewed the Scope and assessed the number of … Continue reading

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Project Decision Making

The most important decisions managers make involve effective use of money. Money is the language of limitations.  Managers talk in terms of budgets and projected costs and ROI, but what they’re really talking about is how to do the most … Continue reading

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It Seems Hard Because It Is Hard

You read a lot about software development projects failing.  There is a lot of effort put into understanding why Software Development projects fail and looking for ways to make Software Development projects more successful.  But I think one fact is … Continue reading

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