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CHOW #10- Is fixed price agile project an oxymoron?

CHOW #10- Is fixed price agile project an oxymoron?

Rekha is a seasoned project manager in a large services firm. She has executed a few projects successfully using Agile/Scrum processes. She has also transitioned from Doing Agile to Being Agile after the execution of the last project. She has been tasked to complete...

CHOW #9– Long hardening cycles for Product releases

This is an example of an engineering  organization that is structured based on areas of specialization (such as the core product engine, user experience (UX), developer experience, system integration, common engineering services and so on). Any typical product...
Does going Agile guarantee project success?

Does going Agile guarantee project success?

A certainly debatable and may be controversial question. Scott Ambler (SA) debunks the Standish Group’s Chaos report that claims that only one third of all projects world-wide are successful. He uses his own survey to gauge success and claims that two-thirds of...

CHOW #8– Updating the burn down

You could be a Scrum Master or a Team Member in a Scrum team. Everything is going well, except that the work remaining is not getting updated in the tool you are using. The team members forget to update, delay the updates. As a result though you learn a lot on what...

CHOW #7– Support changes: what could be the risks?

Your project is to manage the knowledge transition to take over application support and maintenance for a large Indian corporate house (called IndiaNow!). The application is a scaled-down ERP system, custom developed for IndiaNow! by a software provider (called...