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Agile Success in the REAL World

Rui Afonso of Hyfas spoke about the key success factors of introducing and succeeding with Agile projects in small and mid-size companies. In comparison, Rui reviewed the distinct challenges presented to these corporations.

So, how should one deal with small and mid-size company agile projects? Start by showing value early and often. Secondly, don’t overload the customer with decisions. Instead, you should help him and leverage a trustful sponsor. (more…)
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  Dev Zone

How to Cure Outcome Uncertainty in Agile Environments

The uncertainty of outcome is the only certainty. This should ring true to every Agilista out there. Let me give you a minute to think it through. When was the last time you worked on an application development project where the outcome was certain?

In my 25 years in the IT industry the outcome has never been a given. Oh, I tried … we did formal analysis, with Information Strategy Plans, Entity Relationship Models, Process Models, Use Cases, Flow Diagrams, Class Diagrams and the list goes on. But in the end, it only got us so far. The reality was that things changed, we got stuff wrong and the result was not what was expected.  (more…)