Monthly Archives: May 2011

Agile is better than Waterfall

Many years ago, as a traditional, PRINCE2 project manager, I battled with the apparently counter-intuitive demands of my stakeholders and PMO for big detailed plans up front, when no-one in my team really knew the answers. Further, I am not … Continue reading

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Atern principle 6 – Develop iteratively

Why develop iteratively at all? Well, clearly because it gives us more frequent feedback loops. Developing a small chunk of the solution allows us to get an early indication that it is evolving correctly, getting closer to the business’ need. … Continue reading

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Achieving through others

It has been said that a project manager’s role is to achieve objectives through the work of others. In the sense that an IT project manager rarely does the analysis, the design, coding or testing him- or herself, that is … Continue reading

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Atern Principle 5 – Build Incrementally from Firm Foundations

Have you started an agile project and realised part-way through that you had made a decision early on that now needed to be changed? Did you ever deliver on time and not meet the objectives of the stakeholders? Did you … Continue reading

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