Tag: Agile Development

The 3 Best Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) Resources for Beginners

Introduction Scaled Agile Framework is an enterprise-scale development framework. It uses a combination of existing lean and agile principles and combines them into a framework for large-scale projects. SAFe is designed not so much as a single methodology, but as a broad knowledge base of proven best practices that real teams have used to deliver successful software products. SAFe provides...

Benefits of Having a PMI Membership

Introduction A PMI membership signals that you are serious about your project management career. PMI’s goal is to advance the practice, science and profession of project management in a proactive manner. So that organizations everywhere will embrace, value and utilize project management and then attribute their successes.PMI membership shows your dedication to your project management career and your professional development....

3 WAYS MANAGEMENT CAN BENEFIT FROM GOING AGILE

Introduction Some organizations are curious about agile and want to know the benefits of working with this methodology. While there are a number of benefits and opportunities from going agile, there are also a few challenges for leaders to run. Agile will create teams and grip multiple developers against each project, which may mean that the organization can no longer...

How to Explain Agile to Your Stakeholders?

Introduction In Agile development, a stakeholder is anyone outside the development team with a support in the success of the project. If you are a stakeholder, knowledge of Agile will help you understand how the project will be developed and managed, when you can expect to see progress, and what the team needs from you in order to deliver their...

An Iterative Waterfall Isn’t Agile

Introduction The success of a software development project is closely tied to the chosen development approach. Waterfall and Agile are two of the most popular SDLC methodologies in the present. As such, development teams might find themselves asking the question, which one to choose? Both Agile and Waterfall methodologies are mature approaches to software development. Although the two share a few similarities,...

The Definitive Guide to Agile Framework

Introduction Agile is an umbrella term for several iterative and incremental software development approaches, with each of those variations being its own agile framework. The most popular agile frameworks include Crystal, Scrum, Dynamic Systems Development Method, and Feature-Driven Development. Mendix, in particular, subscribes to the Scrum methodology. While each agile methodology type has its own unique qualities, they all incorporate elements...

Think Big – Act Small: A New Way For Agile Teams?

INTRODUCTION An Agile team is a cross-functional group of people that is self-contained to the point that the people in the group can deliver the product without needing to draw on skills outside the group. It’s almost easier to think of agile teams by virtue of what they are not. Agile teams aren’t simply a project team made up of...

Agile Leadership — A Brief Overview of Concepts and Ideas

INTRODUCTION Agile Leadership is associated with mode four leaders who have the ability (and agility) to operate in any mode (system of thinking) and most importantly see from the perspectives of the other modes. It is this ability to think in a number of different ways that gives such leaders their agility. This is also introduced within the concepts of...

Are You Writing The Best User Stories In Agile?

INTRODUCTION Good user stories are a key element in the Agile methodology – It is from the US that we define the functionalities of the application that we are building. The agile methodology. is based on the principle that the specifications of a project should be easily understandable and maintainable. The purist waterfall model had an extremely complex specification model:IEEE...

How to Estimate Story Points in Agile

It’s very crucial to do Agile Estimation at different Levels and proper planning is required, management and estimating the total effort that we are going to implementing, testing, delivering the desired product to the Customer in terms of time specified deadline within it. With huge estimations in an agile project, there may be no proper planning, management, which leads to...