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Agile May Be What You Need

Written on June 3, 2016

Then again, it may not Agile is the software development process or method that works in regular, short cycles, known as sprints or iterations, to deliver functional, potentially shippable products. It keeps the work fresh and relevant to the market, ensuring market competitiveness. Basically, it’s develop, test, implement, ship, innovate, develop, test and repeat, in […]

 

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The Agile Trust Factor

Written on February 16, 2012

One of the most important but least discussed aspects of agile is the trust necessary for a team to be efficient and successful. We discuss why on the blog.

 

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Connecting with Morton

Written on September 20, 2011

IT consulting and recruiting have always been businesses of communication at their heart – making connections between clients and talented IT professionals, ensuring consultants have a network of support, and communicating with our clients to best identify their needs.

 

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Management v. Micro-Management

Written on May 27, 2011

Do you recognize the line between management and micro-management? A key quality of a good project manager is learning when to be hands-on, and when to let the team do what they do best. This “line” is enigmatic, and depends on the project, the team members, and your own personality and management style.   Bright […]

 

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Project Management Tip Roundup

Written on April 25, 2011

If you’ve kept up with any of our posting on Facebook and Twitter, you’ve undoubtedly seen a post or two with a Project Management tip from InsideCRM – one of our favorite websites.

 

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Waterfall and Agile

Written on March 21, 2011

Looking both across the Internet and through our own articles, it often feels as though agile is presented as an alternative to the more traditional waterfall method. The implication is that waterfall is the old way, agile is the new way, and never the twain shall meet.

 

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A Short History of Agile

Written on March 7, 2011

Agile emerged in the early 2000’s as an alternative to the traditional waterfall-style management that many felt was at the root of common issues such as delays and poor internal communication. Closely related to emerging methodologies such as Extreme Programming and DSDM, Agile came on the scene with the publishing of the Agile Manifesto in 2001.

 

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How are PMBOK and Waterfall Related?

Written on February 17, 2011

Coming off the heels of our three-headed discussion of requirements analysis, we’re going to branch out into some more project management-focused discussion. Namely, we’re going to talk about the Project Management Institute’s Project Management Body of Knowledge Guide, or PMBOK.

 

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Tips on Introducing Agile

Written on December 23, 2010

Convincing an organization to adopt Agile can be difficult, and properly implementing it can be even more difficult. Agile requires enlisting an organization-wide commitment, and neglecting to do so can lead to a lot of headaches. Rowan McCann of ExecutiveBrief has a lot of experience, and has shared some tips on how to make an Agile transition as smooth as possible.

 

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When’s the Last Time you Took a Vacation PM?

Written on December 2, 2010

Utpal Vaishnav’s blog – Uptal Writes – is always producing articles that provide solid advice and opinions for project managers.  He’s recently discussed something that a lot of project managers tend to forget  – the value of a good vacation.

 

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