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Technical Debt Webinar – Q&A

Earlier this week, we ran a webinar entitled “Technical Debt – the High Cost of Future Change”. The topic was of course, technical debt in Agile projects. Although we left what we thought was ample time for questions, as it turned out there were many more than we had time for. So, as promised, we are posting the questions and our responses here. I hope these are helpful! (Note the answers below are not written by Michael James, the webinar presenter.) Q: I’ve found that when asked, people come up with a very ‘full’ definition of done, but in the …

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Technical Debt – Webinar Q&A

Earlier this week, we ran a webinar entitled “Technical Debt – the High Cost of Future Change”. The topic was of course, technical debt in Agile projects. Although we left what we thought was ample time for questions, as it turned out there were many more than we had time for. So, as promised, we are posting te questions and our responses here. I hope these are helpful! Q: I’ve found that when asked, people come up with a very ‘full’ definition of done, but in the end they don’t follow it. How do we walk our own walk? A: …

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A Marriage Made in Heaven: Agile and Project Portfolio Management

On October 27th, I co-presented the webinar, “A Marriage Made in Heaven: Agile and Project Portfolio Management,” with Russ King, Vice President, Product Development, Results Positive, Inc. and Caleb Brown, Systems Engineer at CollabNet. We explored the benefits of marrying Agile Project Management and PPM and we did a live demo showing this using HP’s PPM solution and CollabNet’s ScrumWorks Pro to demonstrate the powerful capabilities of managing a resource constrained project portfolio. Judging by the number of questions, the audience was clearly heavily engaged.  We had a 15 minute Q&A and did not come close to answering all of …

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20 Questions with Bill Portelli interview

MGI Research just published a detailed interview with CollabNet’s president, Bill Portelli. In this interview, Bill discusses his views on industry mega-trends like Agile and the Cloud, and how CollabNet is responding. The interview is available at http://www.mgiresearch.com/20-Questions/20-questions-with-collabnet-ceo-bill-portelli.html

Agile 2011 Summary

On the tenth anniversary of the Agile Manifesto, the Agile 2011 conference held last week in Salt Lake City, UT was an important milestone. With about 1,600 visitors from around the world, this conference is testament to the extraordinary growth of Agile as a development framework. If the number of large-scale, global enterprises in attendance is any indication, it’s safe to say that Agile is rapidly gaining mainstream acceptance. With the benefits so clearly delineated, why is it still “gaining” mainstream acceptance? Why isn’t it already the de facto standard? I would posit two related reasons for this: Agile education …

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Reflections on the Agile 2011 Conference: Let’s get real!

On the tenth anniversary of the Agile Manifesto, the Agile 2011 conference held last week in Salt Lake City, UT was an important milestone. With about 1,600 visitors from around the world, this conference is testament to the extraordinary growth of Agile as a development framework. If the number of large-scale, global enterprises in attendance is any indication, it’s safe to say that Agile is rapidly gaining mainstream acceptance. With the benefits so clearly delineated, why is it still “gaining” mainstream acceptance? Why isn’t it already the de facto standard? I would posit two related reasons for this: Agile education …

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