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    Agile Interview with Hala Saleh

    August 01, 2013 Share
    This is our forth interview of our brand new series of Agile Interviews with agile influencers. Our previous interviews were with Joel Semeniuk, Stephen Forte, and Elizabeth Harrin If you have any questions for Hala, please submit them in the comments section below. There is an agile influencer you think we should interview? Please share them also as a comment below. Would you please introduce yourself? My name is Hala Saleh, and I am currently an agile project management consultant with both Certified Scrum Master and Project Management Professional certifications. I coach and work with agile teams and ...
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    It Only Takes One Change Order

    If you're like me you hate to give the project customer bad news. Especially if things seem to be going well on the project. If they aren't, then what's one more bit of bad news? You can probably just clump it in with the next round of bad stuff you have to show them or issues you have to bring to their attention. But if the project is running smoothly, then introducing bad news to the customer at any point can be painful...something you wish to avoid if at all possible. Scope issues = be careful However, when you play ...
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    How to Enable Agile Adoption in Your Organization

    For years I’ve been lecturing and writing about the process of adopting Agile. Specifically, I’ve been promoting a model that Stephen Forte and I call the “Agile Buffet” where change, in this case the usage of Agile practices on a team, is pulled into the team incrementally based on real observable needs.
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    It’s the Customer’s Project.. But

    “I’m the customer…do what I say.” “That’s my money – I want you to do this!” “The customer is always right!” Have you heard this before? Is the customer always right? My answer is no. In fact, you may be saying – from your own project experiences – is the customer ever right? Now, for all you customers out there – past, present and future – I mean no harm or disrespect. It’s just that there are a few of you out there who prefer to micro manage the delivery project manager and team too much and you forget why ...
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    The Flexible Schedule. Potential Project Killers. Part 5

    As we close out this five part series on some of my favorite project killers, let’s consider what we’ve covered so far in Parts 1 through 4: • Part 1 - starting too fast – don’t start before everyone is really ready and the project is well-defined • Part 2 – a vague budget – managing a project with no real budget is dangerous – sounds easy but it’s not and it can become very hard, if not impossible, to ever define financial success • Part 3 – an indecisive customer – the indecisive project customer provides ...