Introduction – A technical definition of Agility refers to a method of project management which is characterized by the division of tasks into short modules, reassessing it frequently and adapting to variations accordingly. Agile methods replace complex designs with repeated redesigns. One of the most challenging issues for software development is to meet the demands for speed and agility.

Source: Shifting Left With LeanFT With Agile and DevOps

Check out Starting the New Year with Less by David Starr. Here is an excerpt:

I would like to make a more concerted effort to post a bit more. Not necessarily huge, rambling tomes of articles, but short and meaningful drips of things I learn, experience, and encounter along my professional path. So, first things first! I am starting the new year with an old technology…

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Check out New! Online project management courses. by Ron Rosenhead. Here is an excerpt:

I have often been asked whether Project Agency has any online courses. We do now thanks to a partnership with Mike Clayton who runs OnlinePMCourses. Mike has produced a series of online video tutorials which will enable you to develop your project management skills and abilities still…

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The early software development methodologies were limited to “code and fix” with little long-term planning, that worked fine for a small set of systems, but as the systems grew they became susceptible to bugs and were harder to run efficiently. Newer methodologies brought planning and discipline in the software development process, with the aim of making software development more efficient and flexible. The advancement of technology and greater market competition added different sets of approaches to software development methodologies.

Source: Comparison Between Agile and Traditional Software Development Methodologies

Check out Back to the Way by P M Blogger. Here is an excerpt:

Just got home after a three week holiday in Auckland and the Bay of Islands, New Zealand. Great country, great to spend some time with son David and his wife Anneke, and great to see the Auckland Blues (after a terrible season last year according to David) win the first game of the new season…

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Tracking and Oversight are embedded in the PMBOK but the PMBOK and CMM/CMMI were developed in isolation from each other. CMM/CMMI criteria for Tracking and Oversight and those identified in the PMBOK are not mutually exclusive but may require some reconciliation. This article explains how to plan, monitor, and control your project so you will be CMM/CMMI compliant.

Source: CMM and Project Management – Tracking and Oversight

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