un·der·stand·ing Pronunciation: ˌən-dər-ˈstan-diŋ Function: noun Date: before 12th century 1 : a mental grasp : comprehension 2 a : the power of comprehending; especially : the capacity to apprehend general relations of particulars b : the power to make experience intelligible by applying concepts and categories 3 a : friendly or harmonious relationship b : [...]
Once a team of unemployed people were contracted for day labor. They were told they would be paid $9 per hour. Taken to a field, they were given shovels and told to begin digging a ditch. They dug from the rosy-skied-early-bird-morning until the blistering heat of noon. The team ate their lunch with the appetite [...]
Not all Web Projects should use Agile...Methodologies are made for the cookie-cutter-made-from-the-mold, normal projects. But the real world is not normal, the real world is messy and mixed up and doesn't fit well.
1. Nothing is "normal" 2. Know your goal & purpose 3. Clarify everything you (or others) don't understand 4. Listen more than you talk 5. Serve the team & project 6. Keep it light 7. Trust your team 8. Simplify complex ideas 9. Get lots of input 10. Get a guide 11. Over Deliver
Here are just a few starting thoughts of what I will cover in this blog/podcast. I will post interviews with experts such as Ken Schwaber, Mary Poppendieck, Michele Sliger and more. Governance models for Agile projects Status reporting of Agile in Waterfall contexts Issues with Earned Value reporting in Agile projects Good practices for Agile [...]