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Is RUP Agile, Waterfall, or a nice little revenue stream?

IBM’s Rational Unified Process is an “an iterative software development process framework” according to a number of sources and books. On the surface, it seems to be a perfect balance between getting Agile processes on the ground and removing the … Continue reading

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PMBoK and Agile

Many posts often boil down to PMI is Waterfall, Agile is not, and for complex projects agility (and the focus on empirical measurement) is the clear winner. That sentence alone should be enough to trigger apoplectic rage in some corners … Continue reading

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Sat somewhere between Occam and Einstein

There is often an interesting tension in projects between adding too much (documentation, controls, milestones, etc.) and stripping it back so far that you end up missing something we need later, or worse that blindsides you. So how to find … Continue reading

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You’re not the boss of me!

One key aspect of the Agile PM is that you are a servant leader, whereas those mean old waterfall PMs were good old-fashioned managers bossing you around. They would walk into the middle of your cubes and, standing on a … Continue reading

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Waterfall

After my last post, I thought it may be worthwhile to just expand on what we mean in project management by Waterfall, or specifically the Waterfall sequential design process as used in software development. The idea of this sequential design … Continue reading

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