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The agile methodology may not be as far from traditional project management practices as you might think.This article provides an overview of ten agile techniques, and illustrates how applying these techniques can increase team effectiveness and overall project success.
Any endeavor with uncertainty runs the risk of unforeseen complexity and additional work. We can try to control this notoriously uncontrollable scope with expensive scope exploration work and documentation, or we can accept the uncertainty and direct that analysis energy toward the project. The tough sell is convincing the sponsors to embrace uncertainty. In the project world, quality (“good”) is non-negotiable. We either need to get things right the first time or pay the cost and time to correct work that does not meet quality standards.
This week I am at the Agile 2017 Conference in Orlando, FL. Each year around 2,500 agile practitioners, speakers, vendors and people just curious about agile gather to share ideas, acquire skills, and see what’s new in the agile world. An element of the conference I love is the sheer diversity of the sessions.
Here are a couple of my favorite sessions so far:
Analyze Why You Procrastinate
I generally don’t procrastinate― in fact, I often do things too early and end up reworking a bit when circumstances change. But when I do procrastinate, I become very frustrated with myself for letting something go that could have been done earlier under less time pressure. So why do we procrastinate? I have analyzed my delays and usually find when I dread doing a task (like paying bills or preparing taxes), I procrastinate. People also procrastinate when they are unsure about how to do a particular task. It is okay to procrastinate as long as you know why you delaying and have performed risk analysis.