Traditionally, quality assurance ensures the quality of a product once it’s built in order to shield customers from receiving defective product. TQM suggests that rather than putting quality assurance at the end of the product cycle, feedback loops be placed at every step of the product building process so that the actual causes of defects… Read More

Out of all the Agile methodologies I have studied so far (XP, Scrum, AUP, and MSF), I really like the fact that MSF provides a Team Model that goes into details about how project teams should be structured. While it may be obvious to some, I know from experience that properly structuring teams is not… Read More

For Agile methodologies to really work with the promised increase in efficiency, it’s important that all participating team members be generalists rather than specialists. For some companies migrating to Agile from other traditional methodologies, this may not be the case. I have worked with companies that have well-defined and assigned roles for Business Analysts, Database… Read More

Currently I am working at a company with a fast-paced environment, very aggressive deadlines, and historically a high rate of failure in the form of poor product quality and missed deadlines. Back when I started at the company, I introduced them to Agile methodologies and how they could benefit the organization in higher employee and… Read More