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Interesting Post about the Demise of Gantt Charts

December 4th, 2007 · No Comments

Alexey over at OneYoxel has a couple of interesting posts following up on Tate’s post “The Demise of Gantt Charts in Agile Projects”. I recommend you check it out. Here’s a quote I enjoyed. In its traditional sense as a static master plan of your project I would agree, there is not much value in […]

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The Procurement Problem and Agile Methods

December 4th, 2007 · 4 Comments

OK, I’ve had enough; it’s time for another rant. Once again I find myself bewildered and befuddled by the sound and fury of the Agilistas as they seek to dethrone the PiMPs. Tell me something all you clever people out there, if Agile is sooo good, why has it not taken over the entire industry […]

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Collegiality by James Bach and Observations on Rigor of Waterfall by Chris Chapman

December 3rd, 2007 · 1 Comment

About a year ago Mike Kelly and I got into a bit of an argument about something, and he ended up blogging about it. It was one of those experiences that either makes a colleague a friend or an enemy, and fortunatlely it worked out in a way that has been great for both of […]

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BizTech Magazine Article: Crashing The Schedule

November 29th, 2007 · 2 Comments

I recently changed a flat tire in a busy section of a public parking garage, just as the nearby office buildings surrounding it were emptying for the day. Streams of cars passed by me as I changed my tire. Some of those driving home were undoubtedly coworkers, and the thought occurred to me that they […]

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Building a Virtual Bullpen with Sharepoint

November 27th, 2007 · 3 Comments

My first exposure to a co-located “agile” project team occurred a few years ago when I walked past a large conference room filled with people, computers and large bowls of assorted candies. It was the candy that caught my eye, but I immediately noticed the wall plastered with multicolored index cards, arranged in sections. John, […]

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