Review the web site as a resource to complete the “Aligning Agile Methodologies Worksheet” (attached).
Select the most appropriate agile methodology for approaching the project for each of the five story problems. Justify your selection.
In the “Methodology or Combination of Methodologies” column of the worksheet, list the methodology or combination (blend) of methodologies you selected.
In the “Justification of Methodology or Combination of Methodologies” column, write a reflection (50-100 words) for each story problem that addresses the following:
What is the specific problem in the scenario?
Why did you choose the methodology or combination of methodologies? Because there is not necessarily one right or wrong answer, it is important to provide a clear justification for your choice.
Cite evidence fromthe textbookor other sources in your justification.
Explain how you think each selected methodology differs most significantly from a traditional project management approach.
APAstyle is not required, but solid academic writingis expected.
Aligning Agile Methodologies




A specialized contracting companyrecently experienced rapid growth and decided to implement a project/job tracking system.Dissatisfied with the available software programs and the cost, the company decided to write its own application. The owner’s daughter, who recently graduated from college with an IT degree, has been hired as a developer and is eager to work on the project. The company’s one other developer has only one year of experience as a developer. The construction project manager (CPM) has been with the company for more than 15 years and will be the primary user of this new application. He is well known for being sensitive to requests from the owner and is prone to changing requirements often. He hired a junior CPM a few years prior and feels comfortable stepping away from his usual responsibilities to assist with this new project.

A law firm with three partners is considering going completely paperless and to a cloud solution. This is being pushed primarily by one partner, and his challenge, now that he has been given the green light by his partners to begin this initiative, is to quickly show a strong ROI. The partners have agreed to this transition for their western region, and if he can successfully show a rapid ROI, the project will be expanded to the other 3 regions. The application they currently use is on premise (using servers located at their office)and only recently became available in the cloud. The project manager assigned to this project is very process-centric and has identified that there are two current groups of users within the law firm that would like modest updates to their application and one additional group of users who will be new to the system.

A spring/summer intern has been hired by a small liberal arts college in the Pacific Northwest to coordinate and facilitate a sustainability conference the last weekend in September. The intern’s budget is modest, but she has one additional fund-raising opportunity during the summer, when all items left behind by students at the school year’s end are sold in a yard sale. She will be responsible for all aspects, including recruiting volunteers, establishing registration fees, creating a conference theme, hiring main speaker/VIPs, making hotel/rental car reservations for VIPs, arranging for press releases, determining food and beverage requirements, arranging for all audio-visual needs, securing on-site staffing needs, etc. The scheduled conference date cannot slip and she already has been successful in gathering 3 students to assist her.

A small educational software company that produces educational programs for young children has decided to launch a new division focused on the middle school-aged market. The development team is located in India. The local team at the main office consists of a project manager, a business analyst, a marketing rep, and a customer liaison that represents the customer team. One of the challenges this particular customer team has had with past projects is dealing with the amount of scope creep that tends to slide in, which causes projects to blow up and deadlines to be missed, creating a tremendous amount of stress for the rest of the team. Fortunately, the seasoned project manager is an excellent communicator, is PMI-ACP certified, and has been given the opportunity to select the project management methodology he deems best.

The website was launched in 2013 and was wrought with issues. According to McKinsey & Co, the site suffered from poor planning from the beginning. Rather than calling for a phased approach that would have been rolled out in a weekly or biweekly fashion, the government issued a massive list of requirements and let developers work until they came back with a “finished” product. You and your company, United Skilled Modelers, with distributed developer teams all across the globe, have been tasked with replacing the website. Because this will replace the current site, the requirements are very well known and are considered quite stable. You have a team of 50 developers and more than a dozen OMG Certified UMLprofessionals, and have heavily invested in training developers to become skilled modelers.

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