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How to Make Agile Iteration Possible Within Waterfall Budgeting – Part 2

In Part 1 of How to Make Agile Iteration Possible Within Waterfall Budgeting, I covered the business desire to achieve iterative development and quick time-to-market, with the reservations of rigid waterfall budgeting and planning.  I also covered pre-project and project start steps, which I believe are critically important to achieving the desired result during implementation.  […]

Agile Iterations In A Waterfall Timeline

How to Make Agile Iteration Possible Within Waterfall Budgeting

Product owners love the flexibility and short lead time of being Agile. At the same time, it can be difficult for management to adopt. Without a determinant understanding of the final product, there’s a struggle to estimate the total cost and rein in scope.  You could mark work as done within a sprint but the […]

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Why Additional Tailoring when we have Ready-made?

A Shopper’s Confession Let me start this blog with a confession: I prefer to shop my clothing from Ready-made stores in person only. I go to the Ready-made stores, check every counter for what’s new first. Secondly, select the cloth material. Considering our climatic conditions, its mostly cotton. Thirdly I go for my comfortable fitting […]

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Successful Project Management Communication during the Pandemic

The Covid Pandemic of 2020 and 2021 have been disruptive and challenging in all aspects of our lives, personal and professional. However, life, and work, go on. Although it may not be business as usual, in many cases we are all expected to continue as if it is, well, business as usual! There are three […]

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“Who Even Are You?” and Other Questions You May Have for Your Project Manager

Have you ever found yourself in a meeting where someone is quietly sitting in the corner taking notes, and you find yourself asking, “Who even are you?” Have no fear, you’re not alone! It’s either a person who wandered into the room, noticed too late they were in the wrong meeting, and then got too […]

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3 Tips for Effective Communication & Project Success

Communication is an exchange of information. Easy to define. Difficult to master. Problems caused by insufficient communication can be underestimated and hard to identify. Most of us “think” we communicate effectively and enough, but while too much communication can become overwhelming, it is rarely a problem for most teams. “The single biggest problem in communication […]

Testing Lists – 0, 1, 2, N

If you are a project manager or business analyst, and certainly if you are a software developer or quality analyst, you will need to test lists at some point. I have an approach I use to fully exercise these lists that I refer to as the “0, 1, 2, N” test. Maybe I should call […]

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My Two Favorite IT Interview Questions

I enjoy interviewing information technology candidates. I meet with software developers, business analysts, project managers, and quality assurance analysts who are eager, polite, dressed sharply, ready to impress, and usually a bit nervous. I have a couple goals as an interviewer: I want to sell my own company. I want to let them know that […]

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Rethinking the Role of the Quality Assurance (QA) Team

I had the opportunity in my career to create a quality assurance (QA) team from scratch for a small software development company. Prior to this, developers and project managers would do all the testing. After petitioning for quite some time that this was not the best approach to ensuring quality, I was finally given the […]

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Agile For Programmers: A Streamlined Guide to Meetings

Agile is a data-driven, streamlined project management process designed to minimize distractions while still providing multiple opportunities to check and adjust the course of development. If done correctly, it can allow for long-term project plans that are accurate and resilient to changes. Unfortunately, “Agile” is a trendy project management term that project managers and leadership […]

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What is a component governance plan and why do I need it?

We’re very plan driven at Perficient. We like to create them, execute them, measure them, adjust them…and we employ a number of governance plans when executing a new Sitecore project. Very often, large site development projects will include a number of people from various organizations all working together for a common goal – but those […]

Sometimes You Need to Manufacture Momentum

The past few months have been very busy in all aspects of my life and it has felt like one of those grind it out kind of periods. A major project was stalling, I hadn’t put out a blog in a while, and I wasn’t feeling great about my accomplishments. Work/life balance was ok, but […]

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