Product risk analysis (PRA) is not only useful in testing but is also applicable during the various phases of sequential or agile system development. This article introduces a different application of PRA that elevates it from project level to domain level. It shows how you can go from risk and requirement-based testing to risk and requirement-based development.
When you think about outsourcing one or more project elements, what are you most concerned about? Missed deadlines? Low quality delivery? Inaccurate or incomplete scope? Increased risk? Everyone worries that the physical separation is going to lead to problems. Working together during project planning and recognizing that you both share the same concerns increases the chances of success.
This article is the first article in a series on managing remote teams, which shares experiences in developing a process for remote collaboration.
The book Kanban in Action provides ideas for applying kanban to visualize work, track progress and limit work in process, metrics for improvement, and games and exercises to learn kanban principles.
A well managed backlog should contain a manageable set of Product Backlog Items (PBIs) that are of value to the customers & users of the resultant product. Keeping this list useful takes skill. 7
Robert Pankowecki is writing Developers Oriented Project Management, a book which aims to help professionals to improve project management practices and move towards more flat organizations.
Tracking projects is challenging when enterprises adopt agile in product development. Smaller work items and lower work in process improves risk management and supports agile execution and learning. 3
InfoQ did an interview with Simon Brown about sustainable competence for continuous improvement, balancing people and processes, and software quality and architecture.
Planning and budgeting large complex projects leads most often to (unwanted) surprises. Insights from beyond budgeting can help to increase flexibility, and focus on business value. 1
Eduardo Miranda from Carnegie Mellon University explains planning in agile projects, planning techniques, and the impact of agile on project management offices and the project manager role. 4
"Enterprise Software Delivery" is the latest book by Alan W. Brown, and is a must-read guide for anybody concerned with the development and delivery of software in a large organisation.