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Agile IT Transformation

Talking about agile transformation specifically, it’s such a huge topic that I’ve often found myself trying to get my head around how to possibly explain it and where to start.  In terms of my own experience, having successfully transformed two large media companies in the UK, I have found there are 6 broad areas that need to be addressed in

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Agile Transformation and the Chasm

In his book “Crossing the Chasm“, Geoffrey Moore describes the difficulty of creating a popular new product due to a conceptual “chasm” between the first people who adopt a new product and those who come later.  He describes five types of people in relation to how they adopt new products: Innovators – always actively seeking […]

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IT Transformation

Agile is often the subject of an entire IT transformation within an organisation. But what is IT transformation? Transformation means different things for different organisations and what it is depends entirely on each organisation’s own unique situation, and what they are trying to achieve. It’s also something that keeps changing, as the organisation, customers and the market continues to change,

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Agile Games – ball point game

For those of you that believe in learning through play, the ball point game (invented I believe by Boris Gloger) is one game I can heartily recommend. I recently had the privilege of working independently with one of London’s top media companies and helping them to rejuvenate their agile roots. I ran an all-day workshop as a refresher on agile

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The Value of Stable Teams

As a senior manager, one of the most valuable things you can do for any development team is to create an organizational structure that enables stable teams.  Permanent, lasting teams; not teams that assemble for a project and then disband to reform around a new project.  Particularly if projects are relatively short, it’s highly valuable to keep teams stable, not

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UK Agile Awards 2011 – Shortlist Announced

Hi everyone.  The shortlisted entries for the UK Agile Awards 2011 has now been announced.  You can see the full list here – Agile Awards 2011 Shortlist. I’m pleased to see IPC Media, my current company, has been shortlisted for the Most Engaged Management Team award.  I can certainly validate that.  My management team in IPC Digital is extremely knowledgeable in

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Remember that Agile is about Quality and Business Value

Recently, I had an interesting discussion with a companion about Agile Processes and the need for corporations, communities or groups to change their approach to planning and doing work. We were discussing using OpenAgile as a Framework. The person I was talking to told me that their group (Artists) were already used to and embraced […]

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Seeing the Wind

I’ve just spent the past week at Junior Sailing Camp, helping kids circa age 10 become better sailors. At this age, they’ve learned many of the basic concepts: that pushing the tiller to starboard turns the boat to port, that they need to pull the sail in when going upwind, and let it out when […]

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Which Agile Methodology Do You Use?

If you haven’t done this poll yet, please spare about 5 seconds of your time to let me know what agile methodology (or combination or methods) you are using? It would be great to get some more feedback from the community on this; then I can show the results compared with the same poll a couple of years ago.  I’m

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