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by OscarG
Sat Jan 17, 2015 5:27 am
Forum: Software Development, Architectures, PM, Agile, Scrum...
Topic: Benford's Law - this is great
Replies: 9
Views: 3031

Re: Benford's Law - this is great

Not sure how well this theory applies to the real world. I run a simulation by creating 1.2 million random numbers in the range 1-99999 in excel and then analyzed the first digit (1-9) frequency. I ended up with about 11% for each digit, totally different than what Benford's law suggested. Am I doin...
by OscarG
Tue Jun 10, 2014 11:49 am
Forum: Software Development, Architectures, PM, Agile, Scrum...
Topic: Going Beyond Scrum - White paper
Replies: 3
Views: 1088

Re: Going Beyond Scrum - White paper

Thanks TommyD. I first need to get comfortable with Agile/Scrum, before I move beyond it :-)
by OscarG
Tue Jun 10, 2014 11:47 am
Forum: Software Development, Architectures, PM, Agile, Scrum...
Topic: Agile Triangle, what is it?
Replies: 9
Views: 4161

Re: Agile Triangle, what is it?

Thanks. I see the three areas that are being addressed by the triangle's points and it makes sense, but how/why is it always being used to demonstrate the differences between Waterfall and Agile? That's the part I'm having a hard time figuring out.
by OscarG
Fri Jun 06, 2014 2:48 am
Forum: Software Development, Architectures, PM, Agile, Scrum...
Topic: Agile Books - Suggestions?
Replies: 15
Views: 7214

Agile Books - Suggestions?

Can anyone suggest some good books on Agile (and may be Scrum)? I have downloaded and reviewed a whole bunch of PDFs and find them useful, but I'm one of those people that likes the feel of a real book.
by OscarG
Thu Jun 05, 2014 8:55 pm
Forum: Software Development, Architectures, PM, Agile, Scrum...
Topic: Agile Triangle, what is it?
Replies: 9
Views: 4161

Re: Agile Triangle, what is it?

Ah, I see. Thanks Bill for the quick response.
by OscarG
Thu Jun 05, 2014 8:54 pm
Forum: Software Development, Architectures, PM, Agile, Scrum...
Topic: Agile - Avoiding glutony ??
Replies: 2
Views: 1119

Agile - Avoiding glutony ??

I have also seen a lot of references to "avoiding glutony", when people are talking about the advantages to agile. Can anyone here shed some light?
by OscarG
Thu Jun 05, 2014 8:44 pm
Forum: Software Development, Architectures, PM, Agile, Scrum...
Topic: Agile Triangle, what is it?
Replies: 9
Views: 4161

Agile Triangle, what is it?

As I am reading more and more about Agile, I see a lot of references regarding the agile triangle. What is it and does it really help in planning projects in an agile manner?
by OscarG
Tue May 27, 2014 7:03 pm
Forum: Software Development, Architectures, PM, Agile, Scrum...
Topic: Scrum without a PM ??
Replies: 2
Views: 1316

Scrum without a PM ??

As we review the options available to us, Scrum seems to be the best Agile process we may want to go with. However, I have a big problem with the frequent mentions (in everything I read) that Scrum don't have a project manager. How can you see a project to completion with nobody being responsible fo...
by OscarG
Tue May 27, 2014 6:59 pm
Forum: Software Development, Architectures, PM, Agile, Scrum...
Topic: Using Traditional Developers in Agile Projects?
Replies: 3
Views: 1471

Using Traditional Developers in Agile Projects?

O.K., as I mentioned earlier and after reading a bit on the different processes, I think I can ask some more specific questions. Here is one that comes to mind. Can we use traditional developers on Agile projects? If so, do they need significant re-training? And, what Agile process would it be easie...
by OscarG
Tue May 27, 2014 3:26 am
Forum: Software Development, Architectures, PM, Agile, Scrum...
Topic: Waterfall or Scrum? And why?
Replies: 7
Views: 2417

Re: Waterfall or Scrum? And why?

When I asked what methodology to use, I didn't meat to start a long term argument. I appreciate all the information being posted here, but I am having a hard time deciphering as to what methodology we should be using. I've been reading on Agile and it seems to be a good methodology to use for "simpl...
by OscarG
Mon May 26, 2014 9:54 pm
Forum: Software Development, Architectures, PM, Agile, Scrum...
Topic: Types of Agile?
Replies: 7
Views: 2974

Re: Types of Agile?

There are probably many lists of what people consider Agile processes, on the web, and not everyone agrees, but here is *my* list. The (*1/2*) notation means that these processes are considered by some/many "Semi-Agile". Scrum Adaptive Software Development (ASD) Crystal Methods (Crystal Clear) Agil...
by OscarG
Mon May 26, 2014 3:53 am
Forum: Software Development, Architectures, PM, Agile, Scrum...
Topic: Waterfall or Scrum? And why?
Replies: 7
Views: 2417

Waterfall or Scrum? And why?

Well, now that the admin created this new section, I get to re-ask the question. What methodology should we use as we are updating our old suite of products. Also, if whoever answers can give some reasons!!!

Thank you
by OscarG
Fri May 23, 2014 2:29 pm
Forum: Software Development, Architectures, PM, Agile, Scrum...
Topic: Possibly wrong subject - Software Development [Moved]
Replies: 15
Views: 4205

Re: Possibly wrong subject - Software Development

BTW, I *just* sent a message to the moderator asking that they set-up a section for programming/software on this forum. You may also want to do the same, so we can convince them to do so!
by OscarG
Fri May 23, 2014 2:24 pm
Forum: Software Development, Architectures, PM, Agile, Scrum...
Topic: Possibly wrong subject - Software Development [Moved]
Replies: 15
Views: 4205

Re: Possibly wrong subject - Software Development

I have seen and read all this "general" talks about agile, and I have been scouring the web to become a bit more informed about it. It really isn't all that pretty all the time. Since I have no direct experience with it, I rely on what others say... http://programmers.stackexchange.com/questions/583...
by OscarG
Fri May 23, 2014 12:24 pm
Forum: Software Development, Architectures, PM, Agile, Scrum...
Topic: Possibly wrong subject - Software Development [Moved]
Replies: 15
Views: 4205

Re: Possibly wrong subject - Software Development

Wow, I didn't mean to start a big controversy :-) I think it's silly because of what I've heard about it, I am not really familiar with it - you are right, I should not be so quick to opine. It just sounds to me like everything else these days, that we have to be warm and nice and play like a team a...