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Project Schedules, Estimation & Uncertainty in Agile

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Project Schedules, Estimation & Uncertainty in Agile

Project Estimation & Uncertainty in Agile How Uncertainty Works by Kevin Thompson, Ph.D, PMP, CSP All estimates are subject to uncertainty, and project schedules are no exception. A schedule consists of a set of tasks,...

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Agile Adoption by the Financial Services Industry

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Agile Adoption by the Financial Services Industry

Agile Adoption by the Financial Services Industry Seeing a Greater Return on IT Investment Today’s financial institutions are facing huge changes in technology platforms, payments processing systems, financial systems, asset and risk management systems, while...

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Project Management & Agile Methodologies

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Project Management & Agile Methodologies

Project Management & Agile Methodologies   Plan Driven - Waterfall, Agile Development, Scrum, XP Project Management is the process of organizing, directing and measuring the work involved in a given project. It was developed as a...

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When to Use Scrum?

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When to Use Scrum?

When to Use Scrum for software projects? By Kevin Thompson, Ph.D. Scrum is a lightweight agile process framework used primarily for managing software development. Scrum is: Lightweight because it has few prescribed elements Three roles:...

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Video: S*** ScrumMasters Say

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Video: S*** ScrumMasters Say

  S*** ScrumMasters Say cPrime\'s Agile Practice Lead, Kevin Thompson offers a comical take on ScrumMaster jargon and their role in the scrum team. To learn more about the role of the ScrumMaster in the...

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So you’re a ScrumMaster, Now What?

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So you’re a ScrumMaster, Now What?

10 Steps to Jump-Start Scrum Adoption after your CSM Class Many students take a Certified ScrumMaster training course intending to kick-start their team or company’s Agile adoption. However, as we know, Agility is simple in...

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The Agile Development Story: Scrum Meets Waterfall

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The Agile Development Story: Scrum Meets Waterfall

Do you know what a Scrum is? Wondering if you should try Scrum on your next project? If so, you’re not alone. It seems like everyone in the software development community is buzzing about Scrum....

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Challenges of Adopting Agile in Combined Hardware and Software Environments

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Challenges of Adopting Agile in Combined Hardware and Software Environments

While the benefit of Agile has been noted by those within firms that create embedded software, or firmware, the practical application of it to combined agile hardware and software development has been difficult to envision....

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Daily Scrums in a Distributed World

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Daily Scrums in a Distributed World

By Kevin Thompson, Ph.D. Daily Scrums in a Distributed World   Agile Project Management The Daily Scrum meeting is a core practice in Scrum, and one of only three schedule-related practices (the others being the...

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Agile: a Prescription for Improved Healthcare Technology and Delivery

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Agile: a Prescription for Improved Healthcare Technology and Delivery

Overview: New Healthcare Technologies Bring New IT and Development Challenges The face of healthcare technology is evolving rapidly, with healthcare organizations moving to virtual platforms and mobile (mHealth) technologies to support healthcare delivery and operations....

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Why the 3.8 Trillion Dollar IT Industry is on the “Trend to Spend”

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Why the 3.8 Trillion Dollar IT Industry is on the “Trend to Spend”

An article on the trends, challenges, and advantages to the IT Staffing world Simply put, IT spending is big business. By the end of 2012, Forrester Research predicts that global spending on IT services will...

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Hybrid PMO: Managing the Hybrid Portfolio

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Hybrid PMO: Managing the Hybrid Portfolio

Hybrid PMO: Managing the Hybrid Portfolio The Problem: As Agile crosses the mainstream, enterprise-wide adoption of hybrid methodologies like Agile Development and traditional Waterfall create conflicting processes. The Solution: Better Predictability with Metrics that balance...

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