Cost of Delay Due to Other Teams’ Delay, Part 5

Imagine you have a large program, where you have several teams contributing to the success of one business deliverable. You are all trying to achieve a specific date for release. One team is having trouble. Maybe this is their first missed deliverable. Maybe it’s their second. Maybe they have had trouble meeting their deliverables all …

The Agile Project Manager: To Facilitate, Serve and Protect

Some agile teams build and maintain their project’s rhythm, happily developing the system. Sure, they may encounter issues–but they can manage those problems and they successfully release the product. No one works overtime, the product owner is happy and the users are happy with the system. Then there are the other teams. I meet many …

No More Meeting Mutinies

by Johanna Rothman. This article was originally publised in Software DevelopmentMagazine, March 2002. Jim, a development manager, met up with some of his staff in the cafeteria. “Hey, you’ll be late for our weekly status meeting,” he said. “Hurry up!” Don, a senior developer, stopped, turned and stared at him. “No way. I’m not spending another …