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Managing Software Projects
Essential jargon & common questions
RULE 1
DON’T PANIC!
Let’s start by distinguishing three key words...
Waterfall
Agile
Lean
Project Management
Philosophies
Approach
Lean
Agile Waterfall
Project Management
Philosophy
Emphasis: Learning &
Iteration
Lean
Agile Waterfall
Emphasis: Upfront plan
Source: https://www.atlassian.com/agile/kanban
Agile project management further subdivides… e.g. into:
...And lots of variations on these (e.g. Scrumbut).
There are lots of other methodologies. Some don’t have names.
RULE 2
IF SOMEONE DOGMATICALLY PROMOTES
A PROJECT MANAGEMENT STYLE WITHOUT
ASKING ABOUT YOUR CONTEXT.
GET OUT!
Thank you for listening!
Tweet me at: @lucyfedia
THE END
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Managing Software Projects

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A basic rundown of some of the key words you will hear when talking about software management methodologies, what the words mean and crudely how they relate to each other.

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  • Nice clear presentation. But I'd add some real-life examples, not only theoretical meaning of the words. I mean sth like here http://kanbantool.com/kanban-library/case-studies-devops/lean-and-kanban-for-game-developers when 'lean' is presented in the game development context.
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Managing Software Projects

  1. 1. Managing Software Projects Essential jargon & common questions
  2. 2. RULE 1
  3. 3. DON’T PANIC!
  4. 4. Let’s start by distinguishing three key words...
  5. 5. Waterfall
  6. 6. Agile
  7. 7. Lean
  8. 8. Project Management Philosophies Approach Lean Agile Waterfall Project Management Philosophy
  9. 9. Emphasis: Learning & Iteration Lean Agile Waterfall Emphasis: Upfront plan
  10. 10. Source: https://www.atlassian.com/agile/kanban Agile project management further subdivides… e.g. into:
  11. 11. ...And lots of variations on these (e.g. Scrumbut). There are lots of other methodologies. Some don’t have names.
  12. 12. RULE 2
  13. 13. IF SOMEONE DOGMATICALLY PROMOTES A PROJECT MANAGEMENT STYLE WITHOUT ASKING ABOUT YOUR CONTEXT. GET OUT!
  14. 14. Thank you for listening! Tweet me at: @lucyfedia THE END

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