Agile, People, Project Management

What does Born Again Agilist mean and what is the purpose of this Blog?

Good Afternoon, my name is Terry Bunio and I have a confession to make I love Agile Project Management but I still have doubts. I have a long history of managing both agile and traditional projects, and I’m hoping this BLOG can fill a void out there in the Blogosphere. I haven’t drank the juice that has convinced me that everything agile is always the way to do things and works 100% for all clients and all projects. I want to use this BLOG as a forum to discuss those issues and share with people my thoughts on what works and what doesn’t work. I also want to share concise, concrete stories instead of just talking about the high level principles and concepts that are easy to agree with. I want to provide more value so that people who read the BLOG will have real world stories that they can benefit from and apply immediately.

Some of the questions I struggle with and will discuss are:

  • How to estimate an Agile Fixed Price Project?
  • When functional specifications are required?
  • How can you do AMS and Package Implementation in a Lean way?
  • When is incremental development better than iterative?
  • When is Planning Poker appropriate and when isn’t it?
  • When are visual boards not enough?

And more…

Tomorrow I’ll discuss my journey away from agile into incremental, which I thought was iterative at this time. 🙂

Re-posted from http://bornagainagilist.wordpress.com

About Terry Bunio

Terry Bunio is passionate about his work as the Manager of the Project Management Office at the University of Manitoba. Terry oversees the governance on Information Technology projects to make sure the most important projects are being worked on in a consistent and effective way. Terry also provides leadership on the customized Project Methodology that is followed. The Project Methodology is a equal mix of Prince2, Agile, Traditional, and Business Value. Terry strives to bring Brutal Visibility, Eliminating Information islands, Right Sizing Documentation, Promoting Collaboration and Role-Based Non-Consensus, and short Feedback Loops to Minimize Inventory to the Agile Project Management Office. As a fan of pragmatic Agile, Terry always tries to determine if we can deliver value as soon as possible through iterations. As a practical Project Manager, Terry is known to challenge assumptions and strive to strike the balance between the theoretical and real world approaches for both Traditional and Agile approaches. Terry is a fan of AWE (Agile With Estimates), the Green Bay Packers, Winnipeg Jets, and asking why?

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