Agile Business Change for April 2008

  1. Book Review: "Peopleware" by deMarco and Lister - Twenty Years On
  2. Agile Projects' Impact on a Programme Office
  3. New Knowledge Transfer Courses

1) Book Review: "Peopleware" by deMarco and Lister - Twenty Years On

This year sees the twentieth anniversary of the first edition of Peopleware, deservedly one of the most popular books to consider the human side of software development. The book examines the non-technical factors that contribute to productive projects and teams, covering such areas as workspace layout, inflexible methodologies and inter-team dynamics - and it still repays careful reading today. Read more...

2) Agile Projects' Impact on a Programme Office

I was asked recently to provide a few thoughts on running a programme office in agile software development environment.
Agile teams run with considerably lower overhead in terms of governance and reporting. If you impose too much overhead, then the teams’ progress will slow considerably. I’ve found that in most organisations, a lot material produced for (say) routine monthly reporting isn’t looked at... Read more...

3) New Knowledge Transfer Courses

Agilier is pleased to announce our new knowledge transfer courses. We can pass on our expert knowledge in DSDM Atern, Business Process Management and Requirements Management for Agile Projects. Read more...

All best wishes for the month ahead.

Kind regards,
Marcus Price

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