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Tony Askew replied to ExecutiveBrief's discussion 'From Waterfall to Agile Software Development: Steps for a Smooth Transition' in the group The Agile Project Manager
"Excellent question; let's revive this thread... I may be late, but in my opinion the transition should be slow. Allow the organization to get use to the idea of moving from a command and control environment to Agile. Comparatively, Agile is…"
May 23, 2010
ExecutiveBrief posted a blog post

Waterfall, RUP and Agile: Which is Right for You?

Despite signs of life in the economy, the realities of software development persist. Most companies and customers need their software yesterday with the most advanced features at the lowest possible cost. To accomplish these seemingly contradictory goals, developers seek to streamline production with fast, effective processes that can give the customer what he/she wants in the shortest time possible.These realities and past development failures have led to a shift in software development…See More
Jan 25, 2010
Mohammed Ataur Rehman commented on ExecutiveBrief's blog post '7 Things You Need to Know About Development Project Estimations'
"Excellent points. I love the first one - base it on the architecture. I agree these macro views help understand the system well. The components(elements) need not be detailed into a low level design for the first round of estimation. As we refine…"
Nov 9, 2009
ExecutiveBrief posted a blog post

11 Critical Considerations for Managing Outsourcing Projects

Both private and public service sector organizations face an ongoing challenge to determine whether functions should be performed internally or externally. While much is written about how to make this decision from an organizational strategic perspective, there are few guidelines for the project manager to use during the initiation and planning phases. Outsourcing is not always as…See More
Oct 30, 2009
ExecutiveBrief posted a blog post

10 Golden Rules of Project Risk Management

The benefits of risk management in projects are huge. You can gain a lot of money if you deal with uncertain project events in a proactive manner. The result will be that you minimise the impact of project threats and seize the opportunities that occur. This allows you to deliver your project on time, on budget and with the quality results your…See More
Oct 17, 2009
ExecutiveBrief posted a blog post

Project Manager vs. Project Leader

What’s more valuable in the long run? A project manager or a project leader? Project managers do fine, but project leaders take it one big step further.Read the full article by Andy Jordan for more insights and tips on project management and…See More
Sep 17, 2009
ExecutiveBrief added a discussion to the group The Agile Project Manager
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From Waterfall to Agile Software Development: Steps for a Smooth Transition

The transition from waterfall to agile software development requires careful planning, collaboration and change management. When implemented correctly, the agile model can result in your project team accelerating…See More
Sep 8, 2009
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The Agile Project Manager

A group to share ideas and experiences in the world of Agile Project Management
Sep 8, 2009
ExecutiveBrief and Mark D Nicholls are now friends
Sep 8, 2009
ExecutiveBrief replied to Dina Garfinkel's discussion 'Quality Assurance in Software Projects' in the group Software Project Management
"Some useful tips and advice on project quality management and assurance: - A Roadmap for Success with Quality Programs - Mitigating Risk with Quality Checkpoints - Supercharging QA: The Power of Metrics - How Does Your Quality Management Assessment…"
Aug 13, 2009
ExecutiveBrief posted a blog post

7 Things You Need to Know About Development Project Estimations

Whether you are a project manager planning for a smooth implementation of a plan or a project sponsor on whose decisions a project depends, you cannot escape from the fact that project estimation is essential to its success. In the first place, there are three basic requirements that a project must satisfy: schedule, budget, and quality. The need to work within…See More
Aug 13, 2009
Michiko Diby commented on ExecutiveBrief's blog post 'Managing Large Projects with Ease: 9 Pressure Reducers That Work'
"Great article. Thanks for the link to the site. I've subscribed."
Jul 15, 2009
ExecutiveBrief posted a blog post

Managing Large Projects with Ease: 9 Pressure Reducers That Work

Managing large software projects can be quite difficult under the best of circumstances. Unfortunately, individuals with limited or no experience often rely on survival tips from more experienced co-workers and other individuals in-the-know.This article focuses on nine helpful tips that will undoubtedly improve your software project management experiences. The tips themselves originate from Washington DC-based Robert E. Bone, an expert who has an impressive twenty-eight years of IT consulting…See More
Jun 18, 2009
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Jun 5, 2009
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Global Project Management

This is a forum to speak to the unique problems associated with managing projects across boarders - foreigh and within the US. We will explore the issues of cultural differences such as between the US and foreign countries like India and China.See More
Jun 5, 2009
ExecutiveBrief commented on Mike's group 'Software Project Management'
"A good technology management resource, offering articles loaded with proven tips, techniques, and action plans that companies can use to better manage people, processes and tools: http://www.executivebrief.com. The publication mostly focuses on…"
Jun 5, 2009

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Company:
ExecutiveBrief Magazine
Job Title:
Technology Management
City:
Fort Myers
State:
FL
Country:
USA
Industry:
Technology, Software
Professional PM certifications:
No
Years in Project Management:
1-3
Website 1:
http://www.executivebrief.com/

ExecutiveBrief's Blog

Waterfall, RUP and Agile: Which is Right for You?

Despite signs of life in the economy, the realities of software development persist. Most companies and customers need their software yesterday with the most advanced features at the lowest possible cost. To accomplish these seemingly contradictory goals, developers seek to streamline production with fast, effective processes that can give the customer what he/she wants in the shortest time possible.



These realities and past development failures have led to a shift in software… Continue

Posted on January 21, 2010 at 12:17pm

11 Critical Considerations for Managing Outsourcing Projects

Both private and public service sector organizations face an ongoing challenge to determine whether functions should be performed internally or externally. While much is written about how to make this decision from an organizational strategic perspective, there are few guidelines for the project manager to use during the initiation and planning phases. Outsourcing is not always as… Continue

Posted on October 28, 2009 at 6:54am

10 Golden Rules of Project Risk Management

The benefits of risk management in projects are huge. You can gain a lot of money if you deal with uncertain project events in a proactive manner. The result will be that you minimise the impact of project threats and seize the opportunities that occur. This allows you to deliver your project on time, on budget and with the quality results your… Continue

Posted on October 15, 2009 at 11:23am

Project Manager vs. Project Leader

What’s more valuable in the long run? A project manager or a project leader? Project managers do fine, but project leaders take it one big step further.



Read the full article by Andy Jordan for more insights and tips on project management and… Continue

Posted on September 17, 2009 at 9:28am

7 Things You Need to Know About Development Project Estimations

Whether you are a project manager planning for a smooth implementation of a plan or a project sponsor on whose decisions a project depends, you cannot escape from the fact that project estimation is essential to its success. In the first place, there are three basic requirements that a project must satisfy: schedule, budget, and quality. The need to work within… Continue

Posted on August 13, 2009 at 8:42am — 1 Comment

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