14 reasons why software projects fail

14 reasons why software projects fail

Every software project begins with big dreams and grand visions. Somewhere in an alternative universe, there is a project that fulfills every dream but all too often software projects in our universe stumble toward the finish line and sometimes cross it. Analysts might like to toss out random numbers to estimate what percentage of software…

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Key Benefits Of Lean-Agile Versus Waterfall PMO

Key Benefits Of Lean-Agile Versus Waterfall PMO

Agile PMO is dynamic and focuses on continuous improvement. Toyota is an example of fortune 500 company that uses Agile PMO and focuses on the principle of Kaizen, which means “continuous improvement.” Waterfall PMO utilizes the traditional waterfall approach, where the project management cycles are longer and there is a sequential dependency between the phases…

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The Challenges with Scrum Agile

The Challenges with Scrum Agile

There is no defined end date. The teams work through sprint backlogs over and over and over but there is no time good enough to say ‘OK the product is ready’ as the business needs and requirements keep changing forever.   Relies heavily on the commitment of all team members. Everyone’s role is defined along…

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Tips for an Agile Leader

Tips for an Agile Leader

The following 10 tips for an agile leader 1. Don’t add waste to projects: 2. You must respect client deliverables 3. Don’t waste time during meetings  4. Don’t forget risk project management  5. Take away traditional methods  6. Avoid long written texts, instead use figures  7. Don’t re-invent the wheel, start from standard processes  8.…

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Why should we care Agile?

Why should we care Agile?

“Connecting the agile principles and way of thinking to tangible actions can be a challenge at first, especially in organizations where processes and hierarchy are prescribed” Ben Liebert, Blackball Software As technologies, communication and user expectations have evolved, most software development has changed to what is known as agile. But what is agile and why…

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“Assessing the Perceptions and Usage of Agile Software Development Practices in Academic Setting” wins best paper at international conference

“Assessing the Perceptions and Usage of Agile Software Development Practices in Academic Setting” wins best paper at international conference

Dr. Tamirat Abegaz, assistant professor of computer science and information systems in the Mike Cottrell College of Business at the University of North Georgia (UNG), won best overall paper at the 30th annual International Academy of Business Discipline Conference in San Francisco, California. Research for Abegaz’s paper, “Assessing the Perceptions and Usage of Agile Software…

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Key agile skills

Key agile skills

There are six key agile project management skills or attributes that all project managers should have: An ability to cut through unnecessary work and focus only on essential work Sound judgment under pressure and the ability to remain calm under stress Strong motivation and coaching skill to guide and support teams throughout a project Exceptional…

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The benefits of agile

The benefits of agile

Agile was originally developed for the software industry to streamline and improve the development process in an effort to rapidly identify and adjust for issues and defects. It provides a way for developers and teams to deliver a better product, in a faster manner, through short, iterative, interactive sessions/sprints. In the era of digital transformation,…

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Agile methodology adoption

Agile methodology adoption

Although Agile was designed originally for the software industry, many industries now use agile when developing products and services because of the highly collaborative and more efficient nature of the methodology. Below shows the adoption rates of the agile methodology in a variety of leading industries, as shown in the ’11th Annual State of Agile…

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