Posts tagged "project management"

The pros and cons of using daily metrics

As you may have noticed, we took advantage of the new Elixir Radar channel development to run some project management experiments, so we could improve our methods and toolset. Some of those can be found in these blog posts: Forecasting software project’s completion date through Monte Carlo Simulation Lead Time Experiment: Calculating Lead Time of … »

Os prós e contras de usar métricas diárias

Como você pode ter percebido, nós aproveitamos o desenvolvimento do nosso novo canal, a Elixir Radar, para realizar alguns experimentos com o intuito de melhorar nossos métodos e ferramentas. Alguns destes experimentos podem ser encontrados nos seguintes blog posts: Forecasting software project’s completion date through Monte Carlo Simulation Lead Time Experiment: Calculating Lead Time of … »

We are not necessarily Agile… but we are certainly agile!

You might have heard this expression before and, if you did, the title of this blog post may be enough for you to understand how Plataformatec works. However, if you have never heard about that or are still interested on how we work and what we value in our projects, stick around and “fasten your … »

How to improve trust among team members

You may be facing lack of trust among your team members and you have not noticed it yet. Actually, it is very difficult to notice it, since trust is often something unconscious for us. In this post, I will highlight the importance of trust in a team and, then, list a few actions that you … »

Case Study of a WIP Limit Implementation: Why, When and How to use WIP Limits

When you are learning about Kanban, one of the first things you hear is “always limit WIP, you should”, or a less Yoda-ish version of it. But when you decide that you will indeed use WIP limits and google “WIP Limits for dummies”, you won’t discover any walkthroughs or easy-to-implement equations to discover what limit … »

Forecasting software project’s completion date through Monte Carlo Simulation

Nowadays we are using a more probabilistic approach to manage our processes than deterministic. That means that we use different statistical methods to predict the future instead of blind estimations. But wait… wasn’t unpredictability one of the main reasons that made us change from Waterfall to Agile? Yes, uncertainty is inherent to software development. For … »