Project managers are experts at getting things done. They aren’t the proverbial “idea’s person” that sits in an empty room all day just dreaming up new ideas. They are the people that turn those unformed ideas into real products and solutions.
Software projects can fail due to bad management. That fear can often drive managers to take too much control and start micromanaging people. The problem? This level of involvement can actually cause you to lose sight of what's important, and ultimately do more harm than good. So how do you know if you're micromanaging your software development project? Keep reading this post to find out.
Starting the process of digital transformation in your organization is exciting. Measuring the success of your digital transformation? That can be a challenging task. According to IBM, 84% of companies fail to achieve digital transformation. That is, in large part because they aren't keeping tabs on their efforts. It's common for companies to get caught up in launching their digital transformation plan. Then, selecting and measuring KPIs becomes an afterthought.
Agile is more popular than ever and implementing it is quickly becoming a key to success for software development projects. However, scaling your agile processes can be overwhelming, especially if you don’t know where to start.
The software development process consists of many moving parts. To work on and manage these projects successfully, it’s important to understand each aspect and how they fit together to contribute to the final product. The product backlog and individual PBIs are some of the things that can completely change the experience for the end-user.
As a software engineer for mobile platforms, I have worked on teams where the Project Managers displayed excellent and poor management practices. This article is about observations I've made while working as an outsourced staff augmentation professional; one where the project was, in my opinion, and measured by outcomes, poorly managed.
While studying for my Project Management Professional (PMP) certification, a statistic that stood out to me was that nearly 17% of software projects fail. Though the blame might fall on many shoulders - everything from inaccurate requirements, changing objectives, and neglectful project stakeholders, I feel that the real culprit is the lack of effective Project Management.
You likely now know that the most common project management styles used in software development are Scrum or Kanban. But, software development isn't merely about being Agile. Though similar, both methodologies have key differences that require special attention as well as overlap in processes (recently I heard about "Scrumban," which was how a client described their delivery model). With any management principles, there are different interpretations of the "rules." The key to the successful implementation of any methodology is the practical work of a project manager.
If you’re familiar with the software world, you’ve probably heard about agile development. Many teams and software companies are adopting this method and leveraging agile principles to get their projects done. Almost 86% of software developers use agile in their work.