Monthly Archives: June 2011

Change Control under DSDM Atern – using MoSCoW

During a presentation recently, I was asked how an agile project team manages change control. How, the questioner wanted to know, do you deal with new requirements, scope creep and what happens when requirements turn out to be a lot … Continue reading

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Presentations – don’t send material in advance

I recently agreed to give a presentation at a project manager’s forum meeting. Without knowing the date, I completed the presentation and only then discovered that the meeting was on a day when I was away for a few days. … Continue reading

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Integrating Agile into PRINCE2

Back in July 2010, I received an email asking me to comment on a white paper which described “the benefits of running PRINCE2 and DSDM together and to provide a general overview on how to achieve this”. To put this … Continue reading

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Laws of Project Management

Here’s a post I wrote back in July 2006. Amazing how little my philosophy has changed since then, despite embracing agile. If you are new to the profession, here’s my top 5 ‘laws’ * If you are not busy, you’re … Continue reading

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An Agilist by nature?

This is not my first blog. I started blogging under a different identity – an anonymous one – back in 2006. It was, like this one, about my working life. But in 2009 I stopped. Just yesterday I wondered why … Continue reading

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Atern Principle 8 – Demonstrate Control

Look at this from an organisational perspective. The portfolio of projects currently underway in your organisation represents a significant investment. Assuming they are following an Agile approach, how do you know that they are being well managed? The project manager … Continue reading

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Agile is a journey

More than one person has said that “Agile is a journey not a destination.” But that has been brought home to me more than once in recent days. What, I have to ask, do people mean when they proudly state … Continue reading

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