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PRINCE2® Quality Assurance vs. Project Assurance

It’s usually difficult to really understand the difference between the two seemingly similar roles of Project Assurance and Quality Assurance in PRINCE2. So, let’s take a complete look at these two. Who Manages Quality? The Project Manager is responsible to make sure that adequate quality planning and quality control are done. These should follow sound…

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PRINCE2® Quality Management

PRINCE2, as probably the best project management methodology, provides a simple, yet effective system for quality management. This article tries to explain the whole PRINCE2 quality management system simply, briefly, and clearly, without going much into details. What’s Quality, in Plain English? A quality product is one that is “fit for purpose”. An example, similar…

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Agile Practices vs. Agile Methods

You can benefit from using Agile Practices, both in Agile and Predictive environments, but they don’t necessarily make you Agile. You need to use Agile Methods/Frameworks for that purpose. This is important, because some companies falsely believe that using Agile Practices is enough. What’s an Agile Practice? The following are examples of Agile Practices: Collective…

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Agile cannot be used in every project

Some say that Agile can be used for every project, which is usually based on a wrong understanding of Agility. Agile cannot be used in every project. It, of course, depends on how you define Agility. If you define it as, for example, having all team members wear t-shirts with the word “Agile” on it,…

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Scrum vs. Agile

Scrum and Agile are not the same. They are related, but different. Let’s see how. What is Agile? Being Agile is the use of an adaptive lifecycle, which doesn’t fix, design, and plan the product upfront, but lets it evolve throughout the project based on feedback loops. It allows the product emerge from unclear requirements…

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Scaling Scrum with Nexus

  Scrum is primarily defined for one team, with a maximum of 9 members. When more than one team is required, the system is called Scaled Scrum. There are different ways of scaling Scrum. Unfortunately, most of them are focused on generic advice, not clearly defined, or are just too complex. Scrum.org has recently released…

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MoSCoW Prioritization

What is MoSCoW Prioritization? This 20 minute video explains one of the best prioritization techniques, called MoSCoW. Understanding and using this technique is really helpful for IT projects, as long as other kinds of projects. MoSCoW stands for the following priority groups: M (must have) – Features you must have in the final solution and…

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