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The Importance of the Product Owner and the Product Backlog
By Alan Zucker
Agile is an effective software development framework. Teams using Agile deliver value in short, iterative, increments. The starting point of the delivery cycle is the Product Backlog. The Backlog is... Read More»

5 Reasons Your Agile Transformation Sucks
By Brian Irwin
Over the last several years I've been fortunate to work with a lot of companies involved in agile adoptions. I hesitate to use the word transformation because I have seen... Read More»

Agile and the Product Mindset
By Alan Zucker
Adopting a product mindset is critical when transforming to an Agile development methodology, like Scrum. Shifting our thinking from project to product expands our view beyond the confines of the... Read More»

We've Been Agile for Years, But...
By Alan Zucker
When teaching classes on Agile and DevOps, I am always presented with the comment, "We've been Agile for years, but..." The student then continues to describe an organization rife with... Read More»

If Agile is Better, Why is Adoption So Low?
By Alan Zucker
Agile software projects have significantly better outcomes than Waterfall methodologies. Statistics from the 2015 Standish Group’s Chaos Report show that, on average, Agile projects are three times more likely to... Read More»

Making Sense of Agile
By Alan Zucker
There has been a tectonic shift in how software is developed. Terms like Agile, CI/CD, DevOps, BDD, and TDD are new additions to the IT vocabulary. These new practices and... Read More»

Failing Fast for the Rest of Us
By Alan Zucker
Fail fast entered the business lexicon from the high-tech sector. It has become a powerful buzzword and has ignited a small movement. FailCon offers a series of global conferences for... Read More»

Successful Projects - What We Really Know
By Alan Zucker
The Standish Group has published its annual CHAOS Report on the state of software development since 1994. The Report is often cited as a key metric for the industry's performance... Read More»

The Project Box - Evolving Beyond the Triple Constraint
By Alan Zucker
Traditionally, project managers are told to optimize scope subject to constraints on time, cost, and quality. This is embodied in the expression, “better, faster, cheaper—choose two.” The phrase has become... Read More»

Questioning Gravity: Is the Triple Constraint Really Relevant?
By Alan Zucker
The “triple constraint” is to project management as Newton’s Laws are to physics. “Better, faster, cheaper—choose two” is so ingrained in the canon that we don’t question its applicability. The... Read More»




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