“OnTime” and the Agile Manifesto, my experience

Tenant #1:

 Our highest priority is to satisfy the customer through early and continuous delivery
of valuable software.

OnTime 2010:

I got my first introduction to OnTime in the latter months of 2008 and have since used the tool on three projects.  I can attest to the fact that all of my experiences have been very positive and the tool definitely helped me in each of the three projects.  On all of these projects the team size was five or less, so I can’t speak to how well the tool scales for larger team sizes.  Additionally, these projects were all one year or less in duration.  So I can’t speak to projects that required more than one year for completion.   What I can say is that I found the tool very easy to learn and apply to the three projects and it was very instrumental in helping get my projects done on time and on budget.

Tenant #2:

 Welcome changing requirements, even late in development. Agile processes harness change for the customer’s competitive advantage.

OnTime 2010:

Let me admit here that I don’t use the OnTime Management Console.  I prefer to dive right in and create my projects from scratch.  The “Planning Board” is one of my favorite sections of this tool.  It makes it very easy to manage changing user requirements via the graphical user interface.  I love the fact that each task is rendered in the form of a post-it note, like you would have if you were doing your iteration planning manually.  I find the ability to view the status of each task, the assigned to, and the priority at a single glance very helpful, when I am planning or changing my plans due to changes in user requirements.  Clicking on the duration bar brings up the “Log Work” wizard where you can update the time spent on the task and even update remaining time and percentage complete. Clicking on the left hand section of the Task Card allows you to change the task name, task description, assigned to and duration. The Planning Board” also provides the ability to work with workflow, release packages, search, filter, group by, sort by, color by and much more.

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3 Responses to “OnTime” and the Agile Manifesto, my experience

  1. Allison says:

    Agile Antipattern: Changing the Definition of Done Bob Hartman discusses how the prrssuee to meet deadlines is simply deficit spending on your project with a bill that will get paid off sooner than you think.

  2. Amir says:

    Agile Antipattern: Changing the Definition of Done Bob Hartman discusses how the prseruse to meet deadlines is simply deficit spending on your project with a bill that will get paid off sooner than you think.

  3. Michelle says:

    The agility you refer to here is the prpcinile reason I work for myself and not a large corporation. I can’t stand red tape and time wasting.

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