Category Archives: Agile

The Quality of the User Experience

In the Agile world we have all heard about how we build in quality up front with each feature developed, how we prioritise fewer features to greater quality rather than building on shaky foundations, the definition of done and a … Continue reading

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Leadership and inspiration momentum: The gap in Agile transformations

Over the last 16 years in the software industry, I have been involved in a number of Agile cultural transformations.  It was at lunch the other day during a conversation that I articulated an aspect of those transformations that is as … Continue reading

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Unnecessary complexity

“Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius — and a lot of courage — to move in the opposite direction.” – Einstein Software development is hard.  That’s a fact. … Continue reading

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Agile Execution – presentation slides

In the spirit of sharing with the tech community, I have decided to make available some of the presentations I have given at local Java User Groups, companies etc.  The first here is on Agile Execution.  It sums up all … Continue reading

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Continuous Delivery – the missing piece of the puzzle

Over the last couple of years we have been reading a lot about Continuous Delivery (CD).  A fantastic concept that can really propel organisations forwards by enabling fast, incremental value add to products.  There are a number of different concepts … Continue reading

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The Pragmatic Manifesto

I really like the Agile Manifesto. Although old, it has some basic tenets that organisations still fail to follow. Interesting to see the Reactive Manifesto too. I’d like to propose The Pragmatic Manifesto. Normally software development is about making the … Continue reading

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No more burndown, no more definition of done

Over the last year and a half of effectively working with 1 week iterations, two aspects of the traditional method of running an Agile project have not been required for us.  The first is the burndown chart, and the second … Continue reading

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