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3 Problems with Age and Popularity

by Kelly Waters, 08 October 2013

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 […]

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Agile Training Courses with me, Kelly Waters

by Kelly Waters, 10 June 2013

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” – […]

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Agile Project Management for Government

by Kelly Waters, 06 October 2012

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 […]

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Appetite for Change

by Dean Stevens, 07 August 2012

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

by Kelly Waters, 08 June 2012

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 […]

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3 Major Misconceptions About Agile

by Kelly Waters, 18 April 2012

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 […]

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10 Things Agile Executives Need To Do Differently

by Kelly Waters, 12 March 2012

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 […]

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