Too many software projects fail. Most often this is due to misunderstandings in between business and IT. To make that both business and IT understand each other better we need to bridge the gap. Agility might be the needed magic.
Gartner studies suggest that 75% of all US IT
projects are considered to be failures.
The solutions fundamentally did not
do what was
agreed. Or they missed deadlines. And/or
came in over budget. Half of the projects
exceeded budget by 200%!
They already managed
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So, why don’t we
manage to realize
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What does it
mean to you?
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• 2b. Combining elements of jazz, blues, and soul
and characterized by syncopated rhythm and a
heavy, repetitive bass line.
• 3. Slang Earthy and uncomplicated; natural.
• 4. Slang a. Characterized by originality and
modishness; unconventional: "a bizarre,
funky [hotel ] dressed up as a ship, with mock
portholes and mirrored ceilings over the beds" (Ann
Who has been
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Scrum is an agile software development framework. Work
is structured in cycles of work called sprints, iterations of
work that are typically two to four weeks in duration. During
each sprint, teams pull from a prioritized list of customer
requirements, called user stories, so that the features
that are developed first are of the highest value to the
customer. At the end of each sprint, a potentially
shippable product is delivered.
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Product Owner, ScrumMaster and the self-organized team.
Sprint planning meeting, daily scrum meetings, and sprint review meetings.
Three artifacts for prioritizing and tracking tasks:
Product backlog, sprint backlog, and a burndown chart.
Find a good tool to manage the:
Clients have insight
Less e-mail, no information loss
Decreased response time
Agility needs a
Are you going to
change your attitude?
Let’s treat the client
like a lady
the good old Polish manners….
“More freedom equals more
responsibility. If you do not
make choices, someone else,
somewhere else, will make
them for you.
And you can be sure that they
will not care too much about
Funky Business, p 11.