Agile Melodies Part IV: Follow the Rhythm of Your Teammates

A Little Impromptu Music Jazz musicians who have never played together before are able to seamlessly create because of the genre’s universal set of rules and norms. Take a saxophonist from New York, a pianist from Tokyo, a bassist from Paris, and a drummer from Rio. If you call jazz standard (“Round Midnight, E-flat”),

By |2017-04-06T21:15:01+00:00August 10th, 2016|Categories: Agile Project Management, Management|Tags: , , |

Zero to Hero: How to Build an App in 2 Weeks

Building an app in a short time-frame can feel like scraping ice off your car with a toothbrush before work. You know that you can get the task done, but you don’t know if you’ll have enough time. At MetroStar Systems, we’ve seen dedicated and experienced teams make the seemingly impossible possible. In fact,

Agile Melodies — Part III: Knowing Your Genre

Have you ever been on a project where no one seems to know what’s going on? Your team followed the Scrum process by the book and delegated tasks—and still, no one seems to know what to do next. In the previous installment of this

Agile Melodies – Part II: No, You Can’t Do Whatever You Want

In the first post of this series, we discussed how a “traditional” symphony orchestra fell apart when asked to deviate from the original score, while an “agile” jazz combo followed right along as a saxophonist continued on his improvised solo for extra bars. I gravitated away from grade school band class and towards jazz

By |2017-04-26T13:50:07+00:00January 19th, 2016|Categories: Agile Project Management, Management|Tags: , , |

Agile Melodies – Part I: Setting the Stage

Let’s start with a couple of scenarios. Imagine that you’re sitting in the front row at the National Symphony. The lead violinist is in the final part of her solo piece of an exquisite concerto. The orchestra moves seamlessly with her every note, and the captivated

By |2017-04-06T20:53:36+00:00December 15th, 2015|Categories: Agile Project Management, Management|Tags: , , |
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