Monthly Archives: April 2011

Agile Project Management – there IS a place for it

I mentioned on Twitter a while ago that, although we’re an agile organisation, we do employ Project Managers. To my surprise I was criticised – indeed derided – and unfollowed for it. Why, I wondered. Let’s be clear, I am … Continue reading

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Atern principle 4 – Never compromise quality

Let us first define what we mean by Quality. Atern recognises that there are two elements to quality. * Solution Quality – the solution delivers customer satisfaction. It meets the business need, and meets standards set for it at an … Continue reading

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Atern Principle 3 – Collaborate

Teams that work in a spirit of active cooperation and commitment will always outperform groups of individuals working only in loose association. But challenge anyone on any project team and they will probably tell you “Of course we collaborate”. But … Continue reading

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Atern Principle 2 – Deliver on Time

Atern’s second principle is “Deliver on Time”. What, I hear you ask, is different about that? Every project in history has aimed to deliver on time. And a lot have failed. True, but what makes Atern different is that it … Continue reading

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