Posts Tagged 'agile'

How do I make Scrum and Agile work?

Agile is an approach for completing work by a collaborative effort of self-organizing and cross-functional teams; agile encourages a flexible response to change because that’s what is needed in business. Scrum is an agile framework that has been used to manage work on complex products since the early 1990’s. Scrum differs from agile because it...

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Agile - Why Fail Fast?

The Hertz Corporation recently filed a lawsuit[1] in US District Court, Southern District of New York against Accenture.  Accenture was engaged “to redefine the customer experience on Hertz’s digital platforms, by developing a market-leading website at and a complementary suite of mobile applications, all based on a platform that...

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What is the difference between lean and agile?

Agile and lean consist of two project management methods that help teams deliver results efficiently. Lean management stems from the term Lean Manufacturing that was used by Japanese engineers in the 1950s that focused on eliminating waste in manufacturing. This was vastly different from western companies because production was based upon...

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Best practices for Building Software: DevOps & Agile Methodologies

Building software for your organization is a time-intensive effort that will require a cross-functional team effort. Some of the most popular software development practices include DevOps and Agile methodologies. DevOps fostered collaboration and integration of the development and operations team while Agile methodologies focused on using...

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Agile Scrum: Process, Roles and Implementation

Scrum is a subsidiary of Agile methodologies. It differs from other Agile project management techniques by its concepts and practices. It is a lightweight process framework for agile development and it’s the most utilized agile method. Scrum relies on self-organizing, cross-functional teams instead of a traditional hierarchy with slow decision...

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Why is the product owner key to Agile's success?


Connie Heidenreich, PSM, CSM, CSPO, SAFe Agilist, ICP-ATF

Connie began her career in the investment advising world, coaching and helping her clients with their financial portfolios. Over the following years, she moved into project management by helping new investment advisors stand-up and establish their business. She then transitioned...
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