Category Archives: Project Management


 A common question that we get from customers who are new to Disciplined Agile (DA) is how do you roll up metrics from solution delivery teams into a portfolio dashboard?  A more interesting question is how do you do this Read more…


In Time Tracking and Agile Software Development we overviewed why teams should consider tracking their time.  Primary reasons include: You’re billing your customer by the hour Your organization wants to account for CapEx/OpEx Your organization wants to take advantage of Read more…


One of the interesting trends that we’re seeing within organizations taking a disciplined agile approach to solution delivery is the preference for stable teams. Stable teams, also called stable product teams or simply long-term teams, are exactly as they sound Read more…


The basic idea with rolling wave planning is that you plan things that are near in time to you in detail and things that are distant in time at a higher level. The thinking is that the longer away in Read more…


For a long time now we’ve been applying what’s often called rolling wave planning with our clients. Rolling wave planning is applied in several areas of the Disciplined Agile (DA) toolkit, including release planning by a delivery team, technology roadmapping, Read more…


One of the things that a delivery team needs to do, often in collaboration with product management, is choose the release cadence of their product. This is an important aspect of, you guessed it, release planning.  Your release cadence defines Read more…


On February 23, 2016 I gave a webinar entitled (In Agile) Where do all the Managers go? A recording of the webinar is posted on Youtube and a PDF of the slides on Slideshare. This blog overviews the webinar and Read more…


In IT we are often asked to estimate the expected time/schedule or cost of software development. Sadly, the desire of stakeholders to have “predictable” schedules or costs results in significant dysfunction within a software development team.  When a software team is Read more…

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