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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...

What Is Management in the Context of Agile

« Project Breathalyzer | Main | 30 Problems That Affect Software Projects » April 17, 2016 What Is Management in the Context of Agile There's a meme going around in some parts of agile that management is inhumane. This is an extreme view of course, likely informed by...

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