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8
Dec

An Investment In Knowledge.

 “An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest” ~ Benjamin Franklin

30
Sep

Beyond Agile Software Development

You already know that Agile has revolutionised the software development industry — enabling companies to benefit from lower costs, higher quality and shorter times to market. But did you also know that organisations using Agile in other areas of their business (i.e. HR, legal, sales, marketing, accounting) are reporting higher retention rates, quicker returns on investment and higher profit margins? See that’s

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23
Sep

Agile vs Waterfall…

Are you familiar with the exploits of Alexander The Great? He was a Macedonian warrior king who, by the age of thirty, had conquered one of the largest empires in ancient history — stretching from the Ionian sea to the Himalayas’. Undefeated in battle, he’s considered one of the most successful commanders of all time. So much so, that top military

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19
Aug

What was he thinking?

[heading centered=”no” margin_bottom=”no” large=”no” background=”yes”]What Was He Thinking?[/heading] Just as I was opening a bottle of wine, the phone rang. “Hello” I answered. “Hey Ade,” a voice responded at the other end, “How’s it going?” It was my friend Geoff. “Not bad thanks Geoff” I replied, grabbing two wine glasses. “The boys are in bed, and I’m about to enjoy a well deserved

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6
Aug

Is Your Corporate Culture a Good Fit for Agile?

“We must be informed and Agile during this time. Know who your customers are, know what they need, and be prepared to delight!” ~ Steve Denning In the book ‘Diffusion of Innovations‘ Everett Rogers provides a perspective of how, why and at what rate new ideas spread in society. According to Rogers, in order for new ideas to become self-sustainable,

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17
Jun

How Company Cultures Impact Agile Transition

A few years ago I was working with a client on an agile transition project. The company was relatively new to agile, but because they had a genuine desire to cut costs and produce higher quality products, they welcomed the opportunity for change. The development team were a good bunch too and had a cross-functional set of skills well suited

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14
Jun

Ten Management Objections to Agile

If you’re struggling (or have ever struggled) to overcome senior management objections or resistance to agile, you might find this useful: The Case Against Agile: Ten Perennial Management Objections Objections 2, 3 and 7 are common ones I hear all the time. How about you?

14
Jun

Proof Agile Doesn’t Work…

Whilst recently attending a networking event, I was asked what I do, to which I replied I’m an Agile & Lean consultant. Being this was not a software development related event, my response was met by blank faces; until one of the group I was speaking to (who I’ll call ‘John’ for the purpose of this post) commented that “agile

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30
Sep

The Mysterious Case of the ‘Agile’ Duck

My son will be 3 next month. And he’s currently at the stage of language development where he generalises. Which makes for some very interesting — sometimes embarrassing — moments. For example, whilst walking down the street the other day we saw an elderly man. And being the friendly type he is, my son waved to him and said “Hello

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1
Jun

The Problem With ScrumMasters…

For a while now something has been bugging me… Something to do with Scrum… The “ScrumMaster” role to be exact. But the problem I have is not with the role itself – having fulfilled it myself, I understand it’s intended value to the scrum process. My problem is with the title. And here’s why… Although the word ‘master’ in ScrumMaster

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