Tag: Agile Manifesto

Zombie Manifesto

Zombie Manifesto

Who would have thought that a year after publishing Zombie Project Management that I would be asked to brief a Federal Agency (which is not to be named at this time) on the topic.  As part of my briefing, I will be including the Zombie Manifesto. Nobody has said I have lost my sense of…

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LeanKit Kanban

LeanKit Kanban

When the Agile Manifesto for Agile Software Development was written 10 years ago, it stated “We are uncovering better ways of developing software by doing it and helping others do it.” The very first of four values listed within the Manifesto was “Individuals and interactions over processes and tools” The Manifesto goes on to state…

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Individuals & Interactions over Processes & Tools

Individuals & Interactions over Processes & Tools

It’s pretty exciting to hear that LinkedIn just reached over 100 million users.  Upon review this morning, my LinkedIn profile stated that I have 149 connections, adding it links me to 3,156,950+ professionals.  Unfortunately, I believe a tool is only as good at the individual(s) using it.  I’ll admit, I don’t really get LinkedIn.  I don’t…

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The Agile Introduction

The Agile Introduction

When you meet someone new and they ask you what you do, what do you say to them?  Do you have a prepared introduction?  Have you prepared an explanation of your unique qualities?  If you think that is hard enough to communicate to the layman, try explaining Agile. If someone says “Hi, I’m Bob. I’m a Project…

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Why Ask Why

Why Ask Why

Before you spend the next week, redesigning the TPS report, you need to stop and ask yourself a simple question. Why? Why are you doing it?   If you can not map the task back to a stakeholder or customer objective/requirement (goal) you better stop now.  Some people call this gold-plating.  Additionally if you can not…

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