IT Program Manager
Dr. Andrew Makar is an IT program manager and the author of several Micr…
Two years ago, I joined a project team that was just getting started with Agile software development practices. At the time, I considered myself “book Agile” — I knew the terminology and concepts, and I had read books from Ken Schwaber, Jeff Sutherland, Mike Cohn and Dean Leffingwell. However, I never actually experienced working on an Agile project.
Twenty-four months and eight major product launches later, I captured a lot of lessons learned as the team moved from a “production support” mindset to a “product focused” Agile team. The following are just five key lessons learned on how my IT team worked brought Agile practices in-house to develop