This article by QSM's Laura Zuber is the first of the QSM Agile Round Table series of publications that will present specific concepts and practices that connect SLIM and agile, creating common ground for the benefit of all.
In this Projects at Work article, Jay Daniel explains how agile software development can benefit from a fundamental development practice like sizing.
This case study for Agile Connection by QSM's Taylor Putnam serves as an example of how adopting agile can be extremely beneficial to an organization, as long as situational factors are considered.
This paper by QSM Consultant Carol Dekkers seeks to marry International Function Point Users Group (IFPUG) definitions with equivalent concepts in agile/iterative processes so as to create a basis for consistent comparison.
In this article originally published on Agile Connection, QSM's Larry Putnam, Jr. turns to cold hard data from completed projects in the QSM database to determine whether big agile is "enterprise savior or oxymoron."
Many agile teams assume that their velocity will be constant. In this article, QSM's Andy Berner explains why that’s not the right expectation--and how that affects how you use this metric.
For an agile project to progress smoothly, the backlog must be groomed and ready for each sprint. That work must be included in your project plan. This article gives you five points to consider when planning that work.
How can we estimate a project in advance, while still maintaining the ability to manage the backlog in an Agile manner? In this article, Andy Berner answers that question, compares release-level estimation to the techniques used for iteration estimation, and gives some pointers on getting started with release estimation in an Agile environment.