PMI Acquisition of Digital Agile Delivery (DAD)

You may have heard the announcement that PMI has acquired the Disciplined Agile Delivery Framework (DAD). Here’s the announcement if you haven’t seen it: PMI Disciplined Agile Announcement What Does The PMI Disciplined Agile Delivery Announcement Mean? What’s the Impact of This Announcement? I think this announcement is very significant for a couple of reasons: From the …

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Why Is Automated Regression Testing Important in Agile?

Why is automated regression testing important in an Agile environment? An Agile development approach can dramatically improve the quality of software, but it requires a very different approach to software testing. Here’s a previous blog post with more on why an Agile testing approach makes so much sense: What’s the Impact of Agile on Regression …

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Is UML Still Relevant Today? How Is it Used in an Agile Environment?

I’ve seen a lot of questions about Unified Modeling Language (UML) that center around “Is UML still relevant today?” and “How is it used in an Agile environment?”. I will try to address these questions in this blog post. What is UML? UML stands for “Unified Modeling Language”. Here is a definition of UML: ” …

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What Is the Truth About Agile versus Waterfall?

Agile Versus Waterfall How many times have you heard people compare Agile versus Waterfall? It happens a lot, I do it myself, and I keep hearing presentations that talk about how Agile has displaced Waterfall But, if you really think about it, I don’t think that’s a very meaningful comparison and it’s out-of-date. The result …

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Kanban versus Scrum – Which Agile Approach Do You Prefer?

I recently saw an online question that asked the question “Which Agile approach do you prefer – Kanban or Scrum?”. I decided that it was worth a blog post because I’ve seen this question several times. There are a couple of things wrong with this question: It implies that Kanban and Scrum are interchangeable and …

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