Tag Archives: Atern

Degrees of agility

Google “agile software development” (and by the way, any company that gets their name turned into a universally-used verb has seriously ‘made it’) and you will find literally hundreds of thousands of articles and blogs telling you exactly how to … Continue reading

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You can’t just pick and choose agile practices

DSDM Atern can be thought of as a Framework (the handbook calls it that), or a Method​. It comprises a Philosophy, underpinned by eight Principles and supported by defined Processes, People (Roles and Responsibilities), Products and Practices. Like any other … 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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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 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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Atern Principle 1 – Focus on the Business Need

This is fundamental to Agile, not just Atern. It implies a focus on the immediate need of the Business as a whole, not just what is in a plan published six months ago. That plan will probably have changed. It … Continue reading

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DSDM Atern Principles

DSDM Atern has just 8 underlying principles. They are: 1) Focus on the Business Need 2) Deliver on Time 3) Collaborate 4) Never Compromise Quality 5) Build Incrementally from Firm Foundatioms 6) Develop Iteratively 7) Communicate Continuously and Clearly 8 … Continue reading

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