We’ve spent a lot of time talking about Waterfall and Agile methodologies and best practices for both. One thing that I wanted to highlight is the process and challenges that can arise when transitioning a team from one to the other. Like most, my team had been using waterfall for years, as it was the most common and well known practice. When our leadership had the bright idea … [Read more...] about From Waterfall to Agile : The Painful Transition That No One Talks About
For those of you who aren't familiar with the "Design Sprint", invented and popularized at Google by Jake Knapp, you can learn more about the basics here. The goal of participating in a Design Sprint is to create and test a prototype in 5 days. Seems like a pretty short amount of time to build and test a prototype, right? Well, many companies are implementing the Design Sprint … [Read more...] about If LEGO Can Do Design Sprints, So Can You
In class, and after reading Russell Kay’s System Development Life Cycle article, we’ve learned about various System Development Life Cycle (SDLC) approaches including waterfall, agile, fountain, spiral, build and fix, rapid prototyping, incremental, and synchronize and stabilize. In learning these different approaches, I have come to learn that many companies, including my … [Read more...] about System Development Life Cycles: Which Approach Works Effectively For Your Team?
If you've checked your Temple email recently, you're probably already aware that Temple University is implementing several new processes due to some recently discovered "data issues". Not only is this very apropos but it got me thinking about the work breakdown structure for the new processes as outlined below. Becuase of the high visibiltiy (and damage control) I … [Read more...] about False Data & Ranking Issues = New Processes for Temple University
I generally try not to read the news because it's usually a mix of sad stories and political chaos- but I came across this article today that I thought was relevant to the class. The Trump Administration has been plagued by a lot of things - uncertainty, media scrutiny, scandals, and politicians departing office faster than they can get sworn in. However, when it comes to … [Read more...] about Trump Improves Supreme Court Nomination Process (yes, really)