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Proponents of the waterfall approach to software development often act like they believe the process was handed down (along with the 10 commandments) as “the right way” to develop software. Having a historical perspective on the process might be useful … Continue reading


Since 2009, we have enjoyed reflecting on what’s happened the previous year on projects and making predictions for the upcoming year. To summarize the “trends” we saw in 2016: Emergence of the Business Relationship Manager (BRM) to maximize value Agile … Continue reading


Many believe that Agile means no planning. The reality is that planning occurs all the time – even down to the daily level. A popular technique that many Product Owners in Scrum adopt from another Agile approach, eXtreme Programming, is … Continue reading


Originally published in PM Times on April 25, 2016. There will always be a debate about certifications and whether organizations should support them. Some feel they are an essential and growing part of professional life. Others feel a credential does not … Continue reading


Originally published in PM Times on December 8, 2015. As promised, this is the fifth article in our modeling series and the third on use cases. We’ll start with a short summary of the main concepts covered previously. SUMMARY OF PREVIOUS … Continue reading


Originally published in PM Times on November 10, 2015. This is the third article in our requirements modeling series and the second article in our use cases series. We had promised that in future articles we would show examples of use … Continue reading


Originally published in PM Times as 2 parts on February 22, 2016 (Part 1) and March 7, 2016 (Part 2). In January, we published our annual article about the seven trends in business analysis, project management, and agile. If we examine these … Continue reading


Originally published in PM Times on May 22, 2015. Use case models have been around for decades. Long after Information Engineering was all the rage and through object-oriented analysis and design they hung around. They threatened to disappear when Agile methods … Continue reading


  For years, we’ve gotten questions from Agile seminar participants about how to apply Scrum to “real life,” as though these methods are “good in theory, but not at my company!” Some organizations may not be ready to adopt Agile … Continue reading


Originally published in BA Times on January 18, 2016. Each year, since 2009, we have enjoyed reflecting on what’s happened the previous year in the areas of business analysis and project management (including Agile), and making predictions for the upcoming year. … Continue reading