I read an article from Mihai Despa with the title: “The cost of innovation in software projects.” In the article, Mihai is soliciting for a list of costs associated with innovation. Our clients come to us with innovation in mind or experience some form of inspiration during the software development process. To foster technology breakthroughs, inspiration and innovation, the Agile PM uses the Agile Triangle as opposed to the venerable iron triangle.
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Both Scrum and Kanban are based on Agile principles. When do you use Scrum and when do you use Kanban? My opinion is that you can combine both methodologies and apply them wisely.
Kanban software development focuses on continuous delivery and drives high efficiency by limiting how much work can be done at once. Invented by Toyota and modified by David J. Anderson for software development, Kanban can have a huge impact on modern teams delivering cloud software in continuous environments.
I really enjoyed reading this post “The Agile Household: How Scrum Made Us a Better Family”.
It shows how Agile can be used outside of software development, it made me ask myself how can I utilize agile in daily routines. I found it very enlightening to read that the entire family immersed themselves into the agile project and appeared to be delighted with the outcome.
More than ever, cloud adoption has become a recent trend for companies as they are generating and storing more data in the cloud.
Joao Tapadinhas, a Gartner analyst said, "As more data sources move to the cloud, it makes more sense to also adopt cloud BI solutions because that's where the data is. It's easier to connect to cloud data using a cloud solution."
Lately, a lot has been written about communication. For example, take a look at Roger Forsythe’s message, Communication: Critical Success Factor. Clear communication is not only important from the perspective of executive management and those receiving the message from the higher-ups, clear communication is a practice that the agile project manager incorporates into the fabric of daily activities.
Need to keep your data safe? OneDrive for Business and SharePoint are some of Microsoft's technologies which enable users to store, share, edit and collaborate with documents in the cloud. One benefit of having documents in the cloud is Data Loss Prevention (DLP). These are policies which backup data to prevent losing work or information due to user error or system error. Another facet of DLP is keeping data safe from people who are not authorized to view or edit the data. Microsoft has a new tool available to help accomplish this.
The article “Understanding the Four Levels of Delegation When Managing People in Business,” by Rory J. McLaren-Jackson caught my eye as a kind of formula for getting delegation decisions right. Upon further reading, the article opens the door for discussion and how this relates to the APM (Agile Project Manager). Agile teams are empowered and as such are granted authority within the bounds of an overall project scope.
Helping people see and understand their data drives everything Tableau does. Put together an Academy Award-winning professor, a brilliant computer scientist at the world's most prestigious university and a savvy business leader with a passion for data. Add in one of the most challenging problems in software - making databases and spreadsheets understandable to ordinary people, and what are the results? You have just recreated the fundamental ingredients for Tableau's products. At Tableau, they are continually growing and building their technologies for the future.