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.
Finding a software development company for your project can be overwhelming. With so many vendors, finding the right fit at the right time isn’t easy. Does this problem sound familiar to you? If so, no need to worry - we’ve got you covered. In this post, we’ll tell you exactly what to look for when hiring a software development company.
The last twelve months have been integral in our continuous effort to refine and improve our delivery process both for our engineers and our customers. In June 2018, we started a pilot program creating the role of Engineering Manager on our Delivery Services teams. The pilot proved to be successful in the first 25 teams, so starting in 2019, we’ve expanded to roughly 120 teams and plan to add more in the future.