Posts tagged ‘Agile management’

February 28, 2012

Business Value generated by Agile vs Waterfall

by Sampath Prahalad

I came upon this video when I was preparing to give a talk on Agile and Scrum. Great video explaining the Business value add in Agile versus that in the Waterfall model.

Started my talk with points from this video and the talk went pretty well.

Go Agile Go…

February 23, 2012

Awesome Tweet Quotes from ALM Chicago

by Sampath Prahalad

The Midwest Conference on Application Life-cycle Management (ALM) was held on 22nd and 23rd February 2012 in Chicago. Microsoft was one of the main sponsors of this event.

Keynote speakers being Mike GilpinVP, Research Director , Forrester Research ON Day 1(22nd Feb 2012)  and Ken SchwaberCo-Founder of Scrum.org ON Day 2 (23rd Feb 2012)

Here are some good quotes in talks by Ken and other speakers that have been tweeted by participants at the conference. This is an effort to collate some good ones for everyone’s benefit.

  • If you want to really understand what you are doing on a project, use #Scrum. Ken Schwaber.
  • Metrics are used in waterfall because we had no idea what was happening so we tried to measure anything. Ken Schwaber.
  • @KSchawber“where there are rumors, there is not good communication.”
  • “There IS business value beyond new features.” aka quality vs. quantity. via Scott Herman – JCI
  • “Agile and Scrum seem to be used by companies that actually care about their customers.”
  • Perfect rule following will cause your org to grind to a halt. @vgr
  • Technical debt is growing faster worldwide than it is being paid off. @vgr
  • Competitive advantage is won with people not process. @vgr
  • It’s always amusing to me how much psychology plays into software design & development.
  • Culture eats process for breakfast
  • You wouldn’t wait till a car is at the end of the assembly line to test it. Why would you with software?

Cheers.

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