OMG! where has All About Agile gone!

That's it. After 10 years, has gone! But don't panic, all the content has been moved, hopefully safely, to a new home over here on 10 years ago, 'All About Agile' seemed like a perfectly good name for the blog, since all the content was focused exclusively on agile ways of working. However, in that time, so many people and companies have jumped on the Agile bandwagon,...

Agile Awards

hi everyone it's the Agile Awards again soon and I am happy to say that i have been nominated for 'most valued agile professional (UK)' if I or my blog have helped you or your company at some point, can you take a few seconds to vote for me? i'd...

4 steps to solving issues in projects

In many different projects and organisations, I’ve seen people struggle with techniques on how to solve issues without creating huge issue registers that weigh down the project and takes an inordinate amount of time to manage, resulting in the actual problems...

Top 100 Agile Web Sites

Oikosofy have written this list of the top 100 agile blogs or web sites: I think this is a really useful resource for people hence why i'm posting it here. I was very pleased to be on the list and proud...

‘All About Agile’ Now Available as eBook

Finally, due to popular demand, my 380 page book is now available as a PDF eBook. To purchase and download a copy, click here.    

Looking for my next gig

Wow, that went fast!  I went independent back in May and have been working at the Guardian as interim director of engineering for the digital division.  What a fantastic and exciting time it's been.  The Guardian really is the awesome place it's perceived to...

My Agile Journey: If Only I Knew Then What I Know Now

Hi everyone, I'll have a bit more time from December as I'm due to finish my current gig, so I've decided to do a talk at Skills Matter in London on 10th December.  It's free and starts at 6:30pm in the evening.  The idea behind the talk is to tell my story...

Start of a new chapter

Hi everyone, Yesterday was my last day at ThoughtWorks. ThoughtWorks is an amazing company with some fantastic people, so I feel very privileged to have worked for them and very grateful that they gave me and my family the opportunity to live in Australia, which...

If my blog has helped you, I’m asking if you can return the favour?

Hi everyone, Lately I've been thinking about how I can do something to put a little back into society.  I've done things before, but it's about time I did something else. So I've decided to participate in the '40 hour famine' campaign to help people who are...

Your Virtual Executive Coach

Hi everyone.  I've been blogging here now for more than 5 years.  I can't actually believe I've been going for so long!  I still intend to write here from time to time, but more and more in recent times my posts have been less to do with agile principles and...

All About Agile: The Book

I have organised and edited the most popular educational content from the posts I have written here into a 380 page A5 book.  To buy it now on, click on the link below: All About Agile: The Book on Or if you prefer a PDF eBook, you can...

Live Webinars: Tell Me What You Think – Politely Please ;)

Hi everyone. Lately I've been thinking about doing a series of webinars. But I'm not sure what people would find most interesting, so I'd really like to know what you think? The ideas I have so far are: 10 Key Principles of Agile 60 Minute Scrum Master (Scrum...

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