IT projects still have an interesting track record. The chaos report (2009) from the Standish Group reports 32 % of IT projects are successful, 44% are challenged and 24 % fail. Small projects (< 500 $) are more successful and big projects tend to fail… Read More »Scrum for financials aka getting IT projects in control
CITCON Europe 2009 was hosted at L’Institut Supérieur d’Electronique de Paris. It was great ISEP made it possible to organize this conference. They also sponsored the food and drinks. During lunch in the basement I came across these posters. Great ambitions….
Scrum and Architecture is a combination that looks suspicious. One of the first principles of Scrum is no Big Up Front Design (BDUF) and architectural designs tend to be big. They can be usefull. A short readable paragraph on architectural principles in the Vision document… Read More »Scrum and Architecture
On CITCON Europe 2009 I attended a Open Space presented by Chris Read. He has great view on CI and building pipelines (deployment). Recently I found his presentation. Kent Beck made a nice presentation on accelerate deployment. I must for multi team scrum projects.
An Agile Project Manager has added value in a one Scrum team or multi team project. First off all scrum teams have a tendency to focus on the short term; the goal of a sprint. User stories not finished will be moved to next sprints… Read More »The value of an Agile Project Manager in a Scrum Project
Business want flexibility and shorter time to market. A few weeks ago this is what a CEO said in a meeting. It is mentioned in most Enterprise Architectures. But what does this goal mean for the architecture process itself or for the software development process.… Read More »Enterprise Architecture and Software Development
From October 25 to 29,2009 OOPSLA was organized. Every one knows this is the place Scrum was first introduced. Kirk made a great presentation about Agile Architecture – Patterns & Technology! Go see his blog.
This summer in Italy (Gubbio, Umbria) I met two Belgium families. Talking and drinking wine I found out one of the fathers was business development manager for a niche BPM tool: Agile Point. This product looks interesting. This December (14th – 18th) they are organizing… Read More »Agile Point Training course
Since the starting of this blog my professional life developed and it was time for a retrospective and redesign of this blog. I changed the title into On Agile Architecture, Scrum, Project Management and Change Management. These topics cover my professional interests and experiences. Change… Read More »A personal retrospective (part 1)