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Plan Projects Like Albert Einstein!

As we've learned from projects like healthcare.gov, Agile isn't always the best method to follow for software development. If we look at its strengths and weaknesses, Agile is not especially well-suited in its pure form for projects with fixed deadlines and fixed scope. It also exhibits limitations in complex projects which require strong integration testing.  So there are other methodologies and techniques which can be used standalone or combined with Agile when trying to meet project criteria.  Let’s take a look at one that is not restricted to the software world, but can be used in virtually any industry.

Albert Einstein said that if he had an hour to solve a problem, he would spend 55 minutes understanding the problem and 5 minutes solving it.  Suppose we applied that type of ratio to project planning and execution? Some might label it “Extreme Planning”.  Try spending longer in planning, understanding the product or solution you are trying...

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