Agile Estimation Practices – What Is the Role of Estimation In Agile?

I participated in a discussion recently on the subject of Agile estimation practices: The individual who started the discussion indicated that his team was not very good at estimating. He asked whether it was important for them to become more proficient in estimating the level of effort required Why Are Agile Estimation Practices Important? Estimation …

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People, Process, and Tools in an Agile Project – How to Fix a Broken Project

The inter-relationship of people, process, and tools in an Agile project is important to understand. It is particularly important when you try to fix a broken project. Typical Traditional Project Management Approach On several occasions, I’ve been brought in to rescue a project that was in trouble. In many cases, there is an expectation that, …

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Functional Decomposition – How Does It Apply to Agile? Why Is It Important?

What is Agile functional decomposition? (and why is it important?) Investopedia defines “functional decomposition” as follows: “A method of business analysis that dissects a complex business process to show its individual elements. Functional decomposition facilitates the understanding and management of large and/or complex processes and can be used to help solve problems: Basically, functional decomposition …

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What is an Agile Business Analyst? What Training Is Needed?

Many software development projects are moving rapidly to an Agile development approach: That has dramatically impacted the role of a project manager in an Agile environment Agile also has a significant impact on the role of a Business Analyst In this article, we will explore “What is an Agile Business Analyst?”, “How is the role …

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Agile and Corporate Culture – How Do You Make it Work?

Agile and Corporate Culture It’s important to understand the relationship of Agile and corporate culture. Adapting an Agile development process to a corporate culture can be a very difficult thing to do. Especially if it involves changing a well-established corporate culture If you ignore this problem and implement an Agile development process without attempting to …

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