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Agile IT Transformation

by Kelly Waters, 14 December 2011

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 […]

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Agile Transformation and the Chasm

by Mishkin Berteig, 24 November 2011

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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What is Scrum good for?

by Mishkin Berteig, 25 October 2011

I have worked with a lot of people, teams and organizations over the last 8 years helping them to adopt Scrum and I have seen some interesting patterns about where Scrum works well and where it doesn’t work so well. I wanted to share my observations to see if they correlate with what other people [...]

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Dependencies Break Agile

by Mike Cottmeyer, 23 October 2011

I’ve been running around lately telling people that the presence of dependencies break Agile. Just for the record, I want to explain what I mean when I talk about dependencies. Agile in general, Scrum specifically, is predicated on the idea that the team has everything it needs to deliver an increment of value. When the [...]

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Employers Making An Impact

by Kelly Waters, 07 October 2011

First of all, I was really excited that IPC Media won ‘Most Engaged Management Team’ at the UK’s agile awards this week. I can certainly vouch for that – the people I worked so closely with at IPC over the last few years are a very talented bunch, who not only understand agile methods, they […]

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The Value of Stable Teams

by Kelly Waters, 14 September 2011

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 […]

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