How Does Agile Testing Work and Why Does It Make So Much Sense?

Quality and reliability standards today for software are higher than ever and new approaches to software testing are essential to meet those goals. An Agile development approach provides a excellent approach to meet that challenge. How Is Traditional Software Testing Done? In a traditional software testing approach, a separate and independent QA organization normally does …

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Using Agile for Non-Software Projects – Agile Home Remodeling

A number of my students have requested some case studies that show applying Agile to non-software projects. As an example, I recently completed a home remodeling project which may seem simple and trivial; but believe me, it was not. Using Agile for Non-Software Projects It is possible to apply Agile to almost any project but …

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What Are the Critical Skills of a Scrum Product Owner in Agile?

I recently participated in an online discussion on the question of “What are the Critical Skills of a Scrum Product Owner?” This is a very good question because the role of a Product Owner is not very well-understood. The actual role that a Product Owner plays can vary significantly in the real-world depending on the …

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What Are the Advantages and Disadvantages of Agile and Scrum?

I have often been asked “What are the advantages and disadvantages of Agile and Scrum?” so I thought it would be useful to summarize what I believe are the most important advantages and disadvantages. This is an important consideration to understand in choosing the right approach for a project. Advantages of Agile and Scrum Here;s …

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What Is Distributed Project Management? Why Does it Make Sense?

“Distributed Project Management” is a new approach to project management.   Here’s a brief overview of what it is all about. What is Distributed Project Management? “Distributed Project Management” is very important to help people see the relationship of “project management” and Agile in a very fresh new perspective.  It has the potential to redefine many …

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How Do You Choose Between Agile and Waterfall?

I often see questions on “How do you choose between Agile and Waterfall?” Is There a Binary and Mutually-Exclusive Choice? The typical Agile versus Waterfall question implies that those two are discrete and well-defined alternatives and there is a binary and mutually-exclusive choice between the two. It also implies that there is one “best” methodology …

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