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Agile performance reporting – part 3: Cost control

This blog post is the third one of the Agile Performance Reporting series. 3. Cost control The third controlling process of PMBOK is cost control.  It’s goal is to control the changes that influence the cost baseline. There are 4

costburnupchart

Agile performance reporting – part 3: Cost control

This blog post is the third one of the Agile Performance Reporting series. 3. Cost control The third controlling process of PMBOK is cost control.  It’s goal is to control the changes that influence the cost baseline. There are 4

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Software and BMW design

Creating a new software product typically feels very chaotic, from a management viewpoint.  Teams are designing new solutions, working on the edge of innovation, testing new concepts and changing accordingly.  Their world is full of uncertainty which makes work unpredictable

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Software and BMW design

Creating a new software product typically feels very chaotic, from a management viewpoint.  Teams are designing new solutions, working on the edge of innovation, testing new concepts and changing accordingly.  Their world is full of uncertainty which makes work unpredictable

Forget about poker planning

Explaining agile estimating and planning is the hardest part when teaching a class. That’s because people freak out when they hear about story points and relative estimations. Why wouldn’t they? If you’ve ever done a project before in your life,

Forget about poker planning

Explaining agile estimating and planning is the hardest part when teaching a class. That’s because people freak out when they hear about story points and relative estimations. Why wouldn’t they? If you’ve ever done a project before in your life,

Is Quality Negotiable?

Yesterday during the monthly Agile Belgium Drinkup (which is an informal user group meeting), the never-ending discussion “Is Quality Negotiable?” led to some interesting thoughts. Most people in software development have experienced the moment in a project where the quality

Is Quality Negotiable?

Yesterday during the monthly Agile Belgium Drinkup (which is an informal user group meeting), the never-ending discussion “Is Quality Negotiable?” led to some interesting thoughts. Most people in software development have experienced the moment in a project where the quality

Blue mice are eating my project

Reading a new book often gets me starting to think about concrete practices we run into each and every day.  While ‘The Black Swan‘ by Nicholas Taleb doesn’t seem closely related to software development or project management, its core ideas

Blue mice are eating my project

Reading a new book often gets me starting to think about concrete practices we run into each and every day.  While ‘The Black Swan‘ by Nicholas Taleb doesn’t seem closely related to software development or project management, its core ideas

Your management doesn’t care about speed!

That’s right, I’ve said it.  Your management doesn’t care about development speed. Wait a minute!  Didn’t they try to push our limits all these years?  Trying to get us to do more work in less time? True, but let’s take

Your management doesn’t care about speed!

That’s right, I’ve said it.  Your management doesn’t care about development speed. Wait a minute!  Didn’t they try to push our limits all these years?  Trying to get us to do more work in less time? True, but let’s take

An iteration gone astray

Imagine this situation. You’re in the middle of an iteration and your burn down chart shows that at the current pace, your team is not going to finish all that was planned. In most organizations, this means talking to senior

An iteration gone astray

Imagine this situation. You’re in the middle of an iteration and your burn down chart shows that at the current pace, your team is not going to finish all that was planned. In most organizations, this means talking to senior

Agile? That’s just for hippies and beatniks!

 People who discover agile, sometimes get this kind of 1st impression: Agile, that’s just for hippies and beatniks! We’re running a serious business here! Sure, these agile guys are doing lots of strange things, but does that mean they

Agile? That’s just for hippies and beatniks!

 People who discover agile, sometimes get this kind of 1st impression: Agile, that’s just for hippies and beatniks! We’re running a serious business here! Sure, these agile guys are doing lots of strange things, but does that mean they