On Thursday, April 19th I attended the Project Management Institute's Central Virginia Chapter's (PMI-CVC) dinner meeting. The keynote speaker, Dr. Ahmed Sidky, addressed the question, "What's the big fuss about agile?" One of Dr. Sidky's points in his address was that Agile is not a process, methodology, or framework; but rather Agile is a mindset.
Dr. Sidky's opinion is that a fixed mindset and an agile mindset have the following characteristics:
Assumes customer knows what they want at the onset of the project (i.e. static requirements that only change via a control board)
Allows customer to learn and change wants/needs throughout the life of the project (i.e.
This blog is the first in an occasional series of
blogs highlighting my experiences and associated research while implementing a
Scrum methodology for a software development project at a Fortune 500 Financial
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of the essential facets of a succe