Do we really need Status Reports?

Here’s an interesting little quandary; if we all work closely together, and everyone knows everything, why would we do status reports? Well, if the team and the project are small, you probably don’t need them. I would however propose that the need for status reporting is the wrong question to ask particularly when doing larger,…

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Our Team, Our Environment, and Our Customers

Our first exercise is to do a little compare and contrast review of our team, our environment, and our customers. All three are critical elements for any project without regard for the under lying process. Many projects fail when the team lacks the specific skills required. Many teams fail when they are not provided the…

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A quick word on Process.

Agile isn’t anti-process, on the contrary, most Agile practitioners I know are very process oriented. Unlike their more traditional counter-parts Agile team leads do not expect any declared process to fully support a project. Instead these well won paths are just great starting points. Agile strives to leverage the best process for the project at…

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Being Agile means It’s OK to be wrong

Before we get too involved here, or at least before you decide to stop reading I need you to understand the single most important part of Agile work. Ready… It’s OK to be wrong. Shocking isn’t it? Just say it out loud… It’s Ok to be wrong. Oh the liberation of it.  Under all of…

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