Articles I've written
The Value of PERT in Agile Estimation and Risk Management
When team members vary on the perceived requirements of user stories, this is an indication of ambiguous requirements or unclear scope leading to questionable "done" criteria. Here is where the proven PERT method can be applied even in an Agile environment. . . .
Mapping the Product Manager Role to the Product Owner Role
The increasing attention to migrate toward Agile and use the Scrum framework for product development needs to be carefully weighed against the specific roles Scrum calls for. . . .
Mapping of the Project Manager Role to the ScrumMaster Role
What is the role of the project manager in the Scrum team? I have seen organizations jumping on the Agile train, making a development lead or the project manager into the ScrumMaster. But are these organizations doing the right thing by turning existing roles into the ScrumMaster role -- and if so, are they doing it correctly?
Evolution of Account Management in an Agile Environment
Nowhere in the Agile principles is found reference to the account manager, but there are references to the Agile coach and the product owner relating to team and customer. So, as the organizations evolve to embrace the Agile framework, how does the role of an account manager evolve?
Agile Metrics for Organizational Productivity
Scrum projects are characterized by their iterative nature, delivering incremental customer value by self-organized teams. . . . While the Agile software development life cycle provides metrics, there need to be some guidelines on how to use those metrics to measure organizational productivity.