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Estimating Projects with Agile

Estimating Projects with Agile NB: Scroll to the bottom for the short version. I have a 7 year history of managing projects with Agile. Early, I failed because I didn’t practice Agile seriously. The mistakes I made early in my Agile career are still being made by numerous companies. So, here I’m giving up the “secret” of why following Agile …

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The Project Owner

One person can make a difference I’ve spent the last 13 years working in, managing, or building Agile teams. After nearly two decades in the Boston area, I’ve moved to Austin to be closer to my family. This has given me time for introspection regarding what has made certian teams more successful than others. I’ve worked with many Agile teams. …

Top 5 Traits of Great Agile Managers

I’ve worked with several great companies, and even more not-so-great. I see agile managers and agile implementations fail quite a bit. I’ve done some analysis and come up with the top 5 traits of great agile managers. There are others traits to consider as well. However, the great agile shops and managers¬†all have these same characteristics. 1) Be on time …

Technology versus Services

What is a technology company?

I’ve worked with many different types of companies. They can be separated by market; healthcare, medical research, insurance, financial services, etc. However, it’s more important for me to determine if they are a technology company or a services company. I use a simple matrix to determine what type of company I’m working with. Services Companies A services company has a …