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Where is the customer in your project? Nowhere!

Principle #2 of the Project Action Principles is stated as "Fulfil Customer Value, Interactively". As an aside, the only reason it is number 2 and not number 1 ("Achieve Outcomes, Rapidly"), is that we need the motive force of pro-active outcome focus that is outlined...

The Product Manager vs. the Scrum Master

Scrum masters play a crucial role on product development teams. Scrum is the best-known and most widely-used agile software development framework. So, it is common for software development teams to include a "scrum master" -- someone who keeps the team accountable to...

Is Agile a Subset of Lean Manufacturing?

If you hang around agilists long enough, someone will mention lean manufacturing, Toyota Production System or Kanban. Since these concepts predate Agile, you might wonder how they relate, and perhaps why lean manufacturing wasn’t directly applied to software (until...

30 Problems That Affect Software Projects

30 Problems That Affect Software Projects From Estimating Software Costs: Bringing Realism To Estimating, 2nd Edition. Initial requirements are seldom more than 50 percent complete Requirements grow at about 2 percent per calendar month during development About 20...

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