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Software Delivery As A Competitive Advantage – The Need for Change

There has never been a more important time to be outstanding at software delivery.  An organisation’s capability in software development is now a major differentiator.  Possibly the difference between success and failure.  So what’s changed? Project failure According to various studies, almost 70% of all software projects fail.  Materially fail to meet their objectives, in terms of cost, time, features,

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3 Problems with Age and Popularity

Tomorrow marks the start of the 11th annual Agile Business Conference in London.  It’s a great conference and it’s the time of year when I generally reflect on what I see happening in the agile community over the course of the last year or more. It’s interesting to see how the agile movement is changing as it has grown increasingly

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Agile Training Courses with me, Kelly Waters

Hi all, I’ve recently gone self-employed as an interim exec. Apart from doing interim management & consulting engagements, part of my plan is to start offering public agile training courses.  Initially I have 2 courses and I’m keen to get your feedback about whether you’re interested in either.  Details below… 1. “All About Agile” – Becoming Agile (2 days) A

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Agile Project Management for Government

Brian Wernham has written a new book about leadership skills for the implementation of large-scale public sector projects in months, not years.   It’s called Agile Project Management for Government. The US Department of Defence recently cancelled a Human Resources project after 12 years of effort. $1bn was written off. That is nearly $100 for every US taxpayer.  Change management

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Appetite for Change

Change is hard and many people do not have an appetite for change. Transitioning to Agile involves a lot: new thinking, processes, practices and tools. So managers and Agile coaches provide training. They introduce the Agile Manifesto and Principles. They talk about ideas like Flow, cadence and light weight documentation. They introduce new practices and language. They […]

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One Minute Scrum Master

One of the things I really like about Scrum is how beautifully simple it is.  Actually, the challenge in implementing any agile method is in how it makes you think about how to do things differently, both in terms of doing things incrementally in very short iterations, and also in terms of doing things collaboratively as a team, instead of

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3 Major Misconceptions About Agile

This is a guest blog post from Maria Burton from Focus On Training… As a software developer that’s been in the industry for over 20 years, I’ve seen a lot of processes come and go. When my software area decided to embrace an Agile methodology for our software development a few years ago, I remembered having the fleeting thought: Oh,

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10 Things Agile Executives Need To Do Differently

Agile adoption is sometimes driven from the top by courageous executives boldly declaring “We’re going agile!”.  They see a vision of a better, happier place, where development is better, faster, cheaper, and they want it.  That’s understandable, of course.  But some don’t realise the implications.  When moving to agile methods, it’s not just teams that need to change.  Executives need to change

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What Is Agile?

If anyone was thinking agile is old news, think again. As part of this blog, I monitor Google search volumes pretty closely, which gives a good indication of demand. And you know what? “What is agile” is still one of the biggest search terms around, and it’s still growing! In my original post ’10 key principles of agile’, I answer

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Agile Management Made Easy!

All About Agile

By Kelly Waters

“’Agile’ is one of the biggest buzzwords of the last decade. Agile methods often come across as rather more complicated than they really are. This book is an attempt to unravel that complexity. To simplify the concepts. This book breaks the concepts into small bite-sized pieces that are easy to understand and easy to implement and delivers the message in a friendly and conversational style. Allaboutagile.com is one of the most popular blogs about agile on the web. ”

Kelly Waters

Agile 101 is available to purchase. GAME ON!

Agile 101

Emma Hopkinson-Spark

“Whilst there are lots of ways you can vary the game depending on the teams you have and the learning outcomes you want, the basic flow of the game play is common to all.”
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