Ken Schwaber (of Scrum fame) reckons that 75% of Scrum implementations will fail to deliver the anticipated benefit.   This will most likely be because of the extent of cultural change needed for the organisation to adopt the new way of working. I put an InfoQ news item that summarises the thought…
CIO Magazine has an article on the Chaos survey results in which they identify that many of the “failed” projects have been cancelled because of recession-related factors (funding removed, staff gone etc).   It says “Johnson [Standish Group chairman] estimates that 20 to 25 percent of the failure…
I don’t know about you, but I am skeptical about the methodology used by Standish Group to produce the Chaos Reports.   That said, the report content since 1994 has tended to support my subjective observations of the state of software production:  I did think we were improving and I do think we are…
For me one of the key questions about the Standish Group survey is their definition of “failure”. I feel that cancelling a bad project early is actually a good thing, and this is one of the most valuable aspects of the Agile (big A) approach – all of the methods require of the team that they…
Software Education (SoftEd) are pleased to announce the appointment of Betsy Kauffman as Vice President of Software Education USA, LLC.  Ms Kauffman is the co-founder and principal of Agile Pi Inc.   She brings to the role extensive experience in the information technology sector in senior management…


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