Lean-Agile and the Project Manager - Part 1

November 16, 2006 — Posted by Jim Trott

Listen to the podcast Lean-Agile and Project Management - Part 1

On Lean-Agile Straight Talk, we have taken a fair amount of time working through the basic dimensions of Lean-Agile product development: Lean Principles, Agile Processes, and Technical Practices. We have talked in general about how we got here and why it is important. We have laid enough foundation and can dive down a bit.

Alan Shalloway has been teaching our Lean-Agile Software Overview course several times a month to companies and public gatherings across the United States and overseas. If you know Alan, you know that every time he does one of these, he gains some new insight, discovers a new implication. He is literally bursting at the seams with lessons and he wants to share them. So, over the next several months, Alan and I plan to have a series of discussions to delve into what he is learning and deepen our understanding about why this is so important to people doing product development.

This podcast is the first of two parts covering Lean-Agile and the project manager. Most companies have project managers to help them bring projects in on schedule and on budget. I have had to deal with a number PMs who tried to win through strong arm tactics and sweet talking and it usually backfires over the long haul.The good PMs seem to be able to be a servant for the team, while asking the hard questions, while making management look good, while helping the team think better. Lean-Agile affirms all of this and adds more. These good PMs will take to Lean-Agile and feel stretched at the same time.

Scheduling Note

These are going to be longer podcasts, so I may only get 2 or 3 a month, so keep a watch for them. They will always be posted on this blog site, so keep looking for them.

These are going to be longer podcasts, so I may only get 2 or 3 a month, so keep a watch for them. They will always be posted on this blog site, so keep looking for them.Make this series useful for you

I want this to be very useful to you and want to dive into the issues you care most about. So, I would appreciate it if you would drop me a note to jim.trott@netobjectives.com with the topics you want us to cover. This blog and podcast series is really about how we can provide value to you.

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About the author | Jim Trott

Jim Trott is a senior consultant for Net Objectives. He has used object-oriented and pattern-based analysis techniques throughout his 20 year career in knowledge management and knowledge engineering. He is the co-author of Design Patterns Explained: A New Perspective on Object-Oriented Design, Lean-Agile Software Development: Achieving Enterprise Agility, and the Lean-Agile Pocket Guide for Scrum Teams.



        

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