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 has worked for Protegra for 14+ years because of the professionalism, people, and culture. Terry started as a software developer and found his technical calling in Data Architecture. Terry has helped to create Enterprise Operational Data Stores and Data Warehouses for the Financial and Insurance industries. Along the way Terry discovered that he enjoys helping to build teams, grow client trust and encourage individual career growth, completing project deliverables, and helping to guide solutions. It seems that some people like to call that Project Management. As a practical Data Modeller and Project Manager, Terry is known to challenge assumptions and strive to strike the balance between the theoretical and real world approaches for both Data Modelling and Agile. Terry considers himself a born again agilist as Agile implemented according to the Lean Principles has made him once again enjoy Software Development and believe in what can be accomplished. Terry is a fan of Agile implemented according to the Lean Principles, the Green Bay Packers, Winnipeg Jets, Operational Data Stores, 4th Normal Form, and asking why

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