Scrum

Organizations constantly feel the pressure to quickly adapt to rapidly changing (economic) conditions. In particular management, sales and marketing – being the “demand side” of the organization – experience this directly. They often do not feel supported by the rest of the organization and potential providers (provider side) when adjustments are required. This is also frequently the case with IT departments and providers. They usually experience change as a disturbance of the process. Nevertheless, provider and demand sides should more understanding towards each other in order to be successful together. We are convinced that a more Agile approach will help. Read the full article →

Managing software projects interactively using scrum

by Peter Horsten November 30, 2011 Best practices
Thumbnail image for Managing software projects interactively using scrum Too many software projects are not (fully) successful. Depending on the research source used, you will find that 30 up to 70% of the IT projects fail to some extend. In most cases this is due to the (project) management approach. Clients want to know what they get for a fixed budget. But we all [...]
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Key challenges in Agile implementations

by Pawel Olesiejuk November 28, 2011 Agile software development
Thumbnail image for Key challenges in Agile implementations Agile methodology was supposed to be a solution to solve all of our problems. But it looks like it’s not. Some issues appear when companies start to implement Agile in their organizations. A research has been done on seventeen companies using Agile methodology (People over processes: Key people challenges in Agile Development). Authors chose nine [...]
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Is Lean software development better than Scrum?

by Peter Horsten March 3, 2010 Agile software development
Quite some years ago, after attending a presentation about lean production at Toyota, I decided to buy the book “The Toyota Way”. I had the feeling many of their 14 management principles would be applicable to professional services as well. I started reading the book, but never finished. Last weeks I read several posts about [...]
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Software is art, code is poetry

by Peter Horsten December 18, 2009 Agile software development
Just imagine yourself being the world famous painter Rembrandt van Rijn. Somebody hired you to prepare a nice painting of his company. Once you show him your almost finished painting, he requests you to remove a person and to move another one. And of course in his opinion this isn’t a big job. Are you [...]
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How to make your clients Agile without teaching them?

by Maciej Greń July 3, 2009 Agile software development
How to make your clients Agile not teaching them? In reality, you get customer attention at the end of whole development process.
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