Product requirements are the foundation on which a project is built. They define a clear direction and vision that will be used throughout the project, from architecture decisions to budgetary recommendations. Coming up with clear requirements isn’t easy, and if not done correctly, can have lasting implications. The project could easily come in over budget, or the final product ends up not wanted, needed, useful – or even worse - doesn’t function.
When Covid-19 first struck, the big question on many leaders’ minds was, ‘How will I adapt my Agile team to full remote working?’ After some initial struggle, companies managed to make the jump, and Agile teams are running relatively smoothly. Now that we’re six months in, we have a good opportunity to look back and reflect on what we’ve learned so far. Here are three key takeaways to keep Agile ceremonies running smoothly in a remote work environment.
You’ve gone through the design and discovery phase, have the project roadmap, and may have even signed a contract with a software consultant. Now what? It’s time for a project kick-off! This step in the software development process is essential because it lays the foundation for the entire project. Here are three steps we use to conduct a successful Agile project kick-off.
You love your agile product team, and the thought of losing the stability you’ve created sends you into a spiral of panic. In any business, the reality is that employees come and go and flow throughout the organization. Fortunately, there are ways you can prepare to deal with changes on your agile team, and even take advantage of them.
If you’ve ever been in a spot where it seems like the only constant is “change,” here are three things you can do to manage team fluctuations and prevent losing domain knowledge or development velocity.
A software project manager and consultant’s goal is to finish client projects on time and within budget. Without clearly defining and managing project scope, that goal is largely unattainable. Here are three proven tips to keep your project on the right trajectory from kick-off to close.