“After working for some years in the domains of large, multisite, and offshore development, we have distilled our experience and advice down to the following: Don’t’ do it.” “Scaling Lean & Agile Development – Thinking and Organizational Tools for Large-Scale Scrum”, Craig Larman & Bas Vodde, Addison -Wesley
Articles, Blog Posts, Books and Quotes on Agile Project Management
The article “Agile, Multidisciplinary Teamwork” by Gautam Ghosh presents techniques and tools used to create requirements with a team composed of the different participants of agile projects.
“Excuses Might Be the Response, Not Necessarily Resistance” is an interesting blog post on how people are unable to change the way they work.
“Estimating With Use Case Points” describes the process to measure the size of an application modeled with UML, using use case points.
“Self-organizing teams are at the core of the agile management, but the concepts have become corrupted – and counterproductive – in parts of the agile community. Although self-organizing is a good term, it has, unfortunately, contingent within the agile community who encourage an anarchistic management style and have latched onto the term self-organizing because it sounds better than anarchy. As larger and larger organizations are implementing agile methods and practices, the core of what it means to be agile – an empowering organizational culture – may be lost because large organizations will reject the cultural piece of agile.” Reference: “Agile Project Management”, Jim Highsmith, Addison-Wesley, Second Edition
An article on Big Visible Charts by Ron Jeffries. You should display important project information not in some formal way, not on the web, not in PowerPoint, but in charts on the wall that no one can miss.
Sometimes Daily Scrum Meeting are not working. The meetings don’t release the power of the team get together in a “Scrum”. This blog post contains a list of smells to detect bad daily stand-up meetings.