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Agile Glossary

Damon Poole (who blogs at Do It Yourself Agile) and Kristine Englert from AccuRev have pulled together an agile glossary, to help people come to terms with the ever-growing array of jargon and terminology we use in the agile community. You can see it here: Agile Glossary I think it’s a really nice piece of work and I’m sure that all sorts

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Time as a Competitive Advantage

An article I read in 1988 has always stuck with me. The article was “Time–The Next Source of Competitive Advantage” by George Stalk in the Harvard Business Review. The article came near the start of an era in which companies primarily sought competitive advantage through being faster than other companies. This has, of course, coincided […]

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Waterfall Works!

When I’m providing training or giving a talk on Agile Software Development, I love to shock the attendees with the following statement:
Waterfall works!Gasps of disbelief abound… "WTF?!  This guy who has just described how he has been working with Agile for over a decade is telling me that Waterfall works?!"

The truth, however, is undeniable.  Tens and probably hundreds of thousands of

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Agile Transformation

I have already started, but want again to continue talking about an easy subject: Transforming a company to agile.Well, not so easy. But not as hard as some people think.’A journey of a thousand miles starts with one step.’We are too easily discourage…

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Cycles, Cycles, Cycles

One of the problems in integrating Agile delivery or continuous delivery into enterprises is the differences in cycles. Companies have tended to run on annual budgeting cycles, longer strategic planning cycles, with some, although not always close coordination between the two. Product management tends to run on product cycles—that depending on the product type can […]

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Implementing Agile in the Shark tank

An ex-colleague of mine, Santosh Kolhatkar, wrote up the following points about introducing an Agile approach inside a large enterprise with an existing traditional SDLC process. What he points out in his writeup regarding a foundation for introducing an Agile approach when there is a heavy focus put onto SDLC compliance and governance is in […]

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The Four Key Things

In my courses, I strive for 4 key things.1. I want you to believe “I can do it”.2. I want you to have some clue about the direction and what you want to do.3. I want you to be scared. Yes, scared. At least some.4. “If you wait for perfection, you mig…

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Agile Methodologies

There are various agile methodologies, although ‘agile development’ is really a philosophy, not a methodology.  A set of values and principles.  The agile manifesto describes these values and principles, and I have also written about 10 key principles that underly most agile  methodologies. Agile methodologies are characterised as ‘agile’ when they exhibit these principles.  Some examples are: Scrum – which

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Agile Development Cycle

Although agile development methods have been around for a little while now, many people still ask about the agile development cycle, what it is and how exactly it’s different to a more traditional approach to development projects.  Here is a simple explanation of the basics for people new to all this. Traditional software development projects follow what is commonly known

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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.”
Emma Hopkinson-Spark

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