Language is important. Words, have meaning, lots of meaning. All too often people throw words around without much thought. In an article by Chris Ward and Leonardo Legorreta, called Beyond Waterfall and Agile Methods: Towards a New Contingency Model for IT Project Management I found this table. I love it. Let’s try to push our industry to be more fluent in our own language.
Words with specific meaning, used correctly can lend credibility to the rest of the work you do. If you are not careful about your speech, people will eventually begin to believe you don’t know what you are talking about.
The question to ask is “What fits your project best?” Is your project a Waterfall Project? An Incremental, Iterative, adaptive or completely exploratory? Each type has its own strengths and weaknesses. Each type is appropriate for some work and inappropriate for others.
Use the right words. Share this with your co-workers.
Maybe you have heard that the ideal Scrum team size is 7 +-2 but do you really understand why? In this video I SHOW you why it is the rule and the real trouble you can get into if it is larger. Plus what you can do when you have really large teams.
What Type of Project Manager are you? Is agile a fit for your style of PM?
Some of my frustration with Agile / Waterfall coming out.
This is a 2 minute update to my last post on Scrum-of-Scrums
Use this new 10 minute exercise to increase your teams knowledge and skills in agility.
…a set of values based on trust and respect for each other and promoting organizational models based on people, collaboration, and building the types of organizational communities in which we would want to work.
via History: The Agile Manifesto.
I was just reading a post on the Linked In group for the Agile Alliance. Someone was questioning the agile manifesto and that got some seriously heated replies
I wrote my response and ended it with this:
Remember the Agile Manifesto was just something a bunch of guys made up one day, almost ten years ago. Haven’t we learned anything in ten years that might, just might be helpful?
What have you learned that is more useful than what you believed 10 years ago?
Please share in COMMENTS….