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Often reorganized teams end up with multiple copies of work management tools. Like having three places to gather requirements, three places for customers to submit support requests, three places to plan and track work. Tools that combine these features into a single product fall into the ALM category. These may or may not be Agile planning tools, but are tools that allow you to look in a single place for requirements, work items, and reports. One of the interesting choices is Software Planner by ......

A simple mistake to make is to assume that the use of Agile methods and Scrum will make everything easier. Take your teams, make all work visible, track it, and presto: An efficient, functioning software development organization. Scrum does have benefits like keeping close to your customers and increased predictability. And it’s true that as teams become proficient with Scrum they tend to become more efficient. But I don’t think it’s true that Scrum automatically helps people work together. Instead, ......