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My view is that you are making a serious compromise to the potential benfits of swapping across to agile methods if you hang on to a traditional pm process like PRINCE2, but others have different views. Here is one from New Zealand (I think.)
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This entry was published on Mar 13, 2009 / Craig Brown. Posted in Project Management, Agile Methods. Bookmark the Permalink or E-mail it to a friend.
Test driven development is not actually a test methodology.  It's a design philosophy that says "start with the end in mind"  (Thank you Mr Covey.) Here is a slideshow introducing some of the concepts and ideas within the agile method called Test Driven Development. Test Driven Development Tutorial:
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This entry was published on Mar 07, 2009 / Craig Brown. Posted in Testing & Quality Assurance (QA), Agile Methods. Bookmark the Permalink or E-mail it to a friend.
Here is the co-author/assembler of the scrum process describing it at Google.  It's a more in-depth description of the process. Check back with the last agile post's questions and think about whether this presentation has given you a deeper understanding.
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This entry was published on Mar 04, 2009 / Craig Brown. Posted in Agile Methods. Bookmark the Permalink or E-mail it to a friend.
Following the lead of another forum, where the question was asked about the use of UML by Business Analysts, I would like to ask the same question when we come to Agile Analysis. The answer is NOT simple and like all professional questions needs analysis. This means, I shall post a series of these blog pages, expanding one point at a time. I will ...
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This entry was published on Feb 26, 2009 / Gil. Posted in Unified Modeling Language (UML), Systems Analysis, Business Analysis, Agile Methods. Bookmark the Permalink or E-mail it to a friend.
This 5 minute video explains the basics of the scrum process. Scrum is one of, if not THE most, popular agile method. This process raises a few questions: As a BA are you more suited to the role of scrum master, product owner or team member? How do you change the way you manage requirements when you are targetting small increm...
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This entry was published on Feb 26, 2009 / Craig Brown. Posted in Agile Methods. Bookmark the Permalink or E-mail it to a friend.
Guys and gals Observing the forum here and industry discussions there appears to be some radical changes going on that are being ignored by the BA community. It appears to me that the BA community is largely ignoring this Agile revolution. Is this true?  Are you ignoring it and focusing on getting your job done, and maybe even doing it bett...
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This entry was published on Feb 21, 2009 / Craig Brown. Posted in Agile Methods. Bookmark the Permalink or E-mail it to a friend.
Jurgen Appelo runs a blog at Noop.nl.  He posted a summary on some project methods.  I migrated them into a ppt for slideshare. I hope this is intereting for you. Software Project Methods
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This entry was published on Jan 18, 2009 / Craig Brown. Posted in SDLC, Process, and Methodologies, Agile Methods, Rational Unified Process (RUP), Career as a Business Systems Analyst. Bookmark the Permalink or E-mail it to a friend.
I work for a rather large insurance company. We aren't the largest, but we are big enough to have our own SDLC (System Development Lifecycle) that comes packed with paper work, protocol and bureaucracy. Do not misunderstand me - these processes ensure the projects that are active are delivering on time and within budget. My last two efforts 20,000+...
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This entry was published on Jan 11, 2009 / Chase Petsche. Posted in Business Analysis, SDLC, Process, and Methodologies, Agile Methods. Bookmark the Permalink or E-mail it to a friend.
User stories have a place in modern requirements management.  They may not be going to replace use cases but you shoulod know how to write them well. Invest In Good User Stories View SlideShare presentation or Upload your own. (tags: agile scrum)
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This entry was published on Jan 09, 2009 / Craig Brown. Posted in Requirements Management and Communication (BABOK KA), Functional Specifications, Systems Analysis, Agile Methods. Bookmark the Permalink or E-mail it to a friend.
Do Business Analysts belong on Agile Projects?  Some say yes, but isn't a better model for Agile developers to learn BA skills? Don’t be fooled. Agile projects threaten the role of business analysts on IT projects. An important thing to consider for Agile projects is that users need to be senior enough to be able to look beyond local ag...
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This entry was published on Nov 28, 2007 / Craig Brown. Posted in Business Analysis, Agile Methods. Bookmark the Permalink or E-mail it to a friend.
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