Scrum and Legacy Applications

2019-05-26T13:52:58-07:00April 25th, 2019|Agile|

While Scrum can be used in any environment, using it for development of a legacy system is particularly difficult.  While the development team may be open to transitioning to Scrum, the team will encounter problems at all stages of development - from requirements management through to testing. First, the product owner is likely to have a list [...]

What is Agile?

2019-05-26T13:54:01-07:00February 1st, 2019|Agile|

In today’s organizations, there is a belief all projects could benefit from being agile, and agility will bring the dual benefits of speed and lower costs.  This is often not the case.  Agile methodology has a lot of overhead including the various ceremonies that are required each day and each sprint. By the time you factor this [...]

Agile is a Verb

2019-05-26T13:54:56-07:00June 19th, 2017|Agile|

What is agile? Agile is often misunderstood. Agile (with a capital A) is a group of methodologies including Scrum, Kanban and XP. But can you still be “agile” (little “a”) without using a specific Agile methodology? The answer is yes and there is a just as much value in being “agile” as  doing “Agile”. So what does [...]