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Effective Communications = Productive Project Teams
By Alan Zucker
Effective communications are the cornerstone to successful projects and productive teams. The Agile Manifesto extolls the virtues of collaboration, individual interactions, and face-to-face communications. Projects represent our ability to coordinate... 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»

Reorganizations: Managing Your Feelings
By Alan Zucker
A phrase heard at many organizations is, “The only constant is change.” Reorganizations, restructurings, and layoffs have become a regular event. These events reshape the work-landscape at the individual and... Read More»

Controlling the Runaway Meeting
By Alan Zucker
It is a common phenomenon. Something happens, usually something bad. Daily meetings are organized. Anyone connected with the event is there—from senior executives to junior staff. There is incredible focus.... 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»

Think Like a Sponsor
By Randy Englund
Most all actions have thinking as their origin. Being more mindful of what goes on in our own minds, as well as what key stakeholders are thinking, goes a long... Read More»

Agile Transformation - It's About the People
By Alan Zucker
The Agile Manifesto declared independence from constraining, process-centric software development methodologies. The Manifesto advocated for a product-focused, team-centric approach. As Agile has moved mainstream, it has spawned its own industry... Read More»

Decision Making - 6 Ways to be More Effective
By Alan Zucker
Projects sometimes feel like the movie "Ground Hog Day"—endlessly revisiting the same decision hoping to get them right. This cycle is frustrating, time consuming and unproductive. Instituting structured decision-making processes... Read More»




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