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Big 4 scrum consultant giving bad advice - correct or let fail?

I have been in a similar situation (in a retail bank), with consultants offering what they call 'enterprise Agile'. The result was waterfall and highly problematic. The consultancies are typically ...
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Big 4 scrum consultant giving bad advice - correct or let fail?

There is nothing agile about the consultant's approach and certainly not use of the Scrum framework. That is waterfall with some modern software development terms being misused. Allowing an internal ...
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What's the relationship between SLDC and methodologies like XP, RAD, Scrum, etc.?

System Development Life Cycle (SDLC) isn't methodology. It is...life cycle :-) Each system (product) goes through several phases during it life. This always happens and is not dependent on ...
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Misunderstandings about Collective Ownership in an Agile environment

What if the majority are wrong It can happen of course. I would expect any issues that arise from a wrong decision to be raised and discussed at retrospectives. Hopefully the team would then ...
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Misunderstandings about Collective Ownership in an Agile environment

"Collective code ownership" does not mean that everyone on the team gets a say on every line of code that's written. The code is still written by individuals (unless you're pair programming), and they ...
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What is a good target peer code review rate?

I just can tell how the teams I worked with did best: when a developer finished a part of code he or she considered important, they brought it with them to the next review to show to and discuss it ...
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What SOPs are best suited for projectized teams in order to seek customer satisfaction and delivery in software quality?

TL;DR: Those SOPs are not Agile at all and suffer from all the shortcomings of traditional Waterfall projects. In Agile methods: Requirements are never frozen. Changing a requirement that isn't ...
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Getting support for a software system rewrite?

Like Mark Phillips commented, this is a question of initiating a project. First, understand that when initiating a project, it's all about value. If people generally feel that the system does its ...
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What is a good target peer code review rate?

Contrary to what you believe, it is not unreasonable to have had at least two sets of eyes on 100% every code change. Every team I’ve worked on for the last five years has had at least one other set ...
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When will waterfall development model cycle phase end?

The waterfall model is linear, so there's no cycling involved. When the product is built, the project is done. Your graph looks more like the Systems Development Live Cycle (SDLC) to me. The SDLC is ...
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A term for projects with long release cycle

The Project Management Institute uses the terms predictive and adaptive for project life cycles. A predictive life cycle is all about long term predictability and controlling change whereas an ...
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A term for projects with long release cycle

I'm not sure about a formal definition, however I would tend to use the term "Waterfall with multiple phases" for the model you are discussing. My experience of these is that you plan in ...
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Legally Advisable to Give Copy of Project Plan and Systems Design to Stakeholders? Software Copyright Laws

Capture Legal Issues, Then Delegate While your question about copyright is largely off-topic, and can't be properly answered on a site about project management, knowing how to deal with legal issues ...
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When will waterfall development model cycle phase end?

Waterfall is done when the project is delivered into a Business-As-Usual (BAU) state. One of the defining characteristics of a project is that it is Temporary. The other four are Causes change ...
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Big 4 scrum consultant giving bad advice - correct or let fail?

Try to identify the biggest pain point and articulate the Agile practices that will mitigate that Looks like you are convinced that the existing approach will certainly fail: ...or should he let ...
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What SOPs are best suited for projectized teams in order to seek customer satisfaction and delivery in software quality?

Evaluating a process is more involved than just looking at a high-level view of the process flow exhibiting only the happy path. Since it is just the happy path, there are substantially far more ...
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