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  • Agile - Business Practice or Business Procedure

    I have been asked at least once whether I would describe Scrum as a process. My answer was something like “it’s a framework” a “very high-level process” but I don’t think that was helpful. It occurred to me recently that a more helpful explanation of the distinction between Agile processes and some other development processes would be to use ...
    Posted to Peter Measures Blog (Weblog) by peter.measures on January 30, 2013
  • What Not to Do - Project Management Mistakes to Avoid

    I'm a big fan of lists. Heck - show me a project manager who isn't a fan of lists! I'm especially fond of lists that explain how not to do something. This way, I feel as though I'm learning from the expensively-gained experience of others.The list isn't meant to be exhaustive and isn't meant to be in order, but I hope this list proves useful to ...
    Posted to Ciarán Hanway's Blog (Weblog) by ciaran.hanway on November 25, 2008
  • The plan is useless; it's the planning that's important.

    General Eisenhower said that "The plan is useless; it's the planning that's important." How I understand this quote is that the General knew that even with all the planning he participated in, some people would end up on the wrong beaches, there would be a loss of some critical supplies, and many soldiers would face ...
    Posted to Peter Measures Blog (Weblog) by peter.measures on July 24, 2007
  • AGILE /SCRUM fails to get to grips with Human Psychology?

    I recently read the following article by Kevin Brady on Agile/Scrum does not get to grips with human psychology.  The core theme of this article was that Agile forgets the human factor, specifically People will always put their own interests ahead of the interests of the group. People are self-interested Commercial production decisions are ...
    Posted to Peter Measures Blog (Weblog) by peter.measures on July 19, 2007
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