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UX driven development

The scenario
The head of product is senior in the organisation. They do a good job, guiding a large and talented multi-disciplinary team. They also manage stakeholders, liaise with other …

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Scaling Agile – It has the Wrong Intent

The agile movement came out of a desire to improve the way software was developed. The agile manifesto is clear in this intent:
“Working software over comprehensive documentation”.
The desire …

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Choosing Processes and Tools

Agility in Mind recently launched a new version of our Behaviour Driven Development (BDD) workshop. I worked with Ed to deliver the early sessions and develop the course content, and …

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High Level Estimates

On a recent visit, I was asked to help them plan a new release. They had a bunch of user stories, a wireframe to help show where they fitted in …

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Kanban principles for sales management

Good sales management is all about identifying new opportunities for work early on, achieving dialogue with clients and progressing the right opportunities through to commitment from the client in a …

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Agility and Dev Ops

Dev Ops teams use a lot of tools. It’s part of the trade, so it’s natural that there is focus on the best ones to use. However, it’s not …

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Agile Compass

My experience and understanding has shown that the best way to deal with these situations is to adopt a principle based stance, and use these principles to evaluate the choices …

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Commercial case for incremental delivery

In a traditional approach to product delivery a specification is written and a development team formed.  They work on the product for a number of months (sometimes years) and then …

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What is a Value Driver?

 
I have been doing some work for a team that is struggling to deliver. They are established, have a vision that is okay and backlog that looks organised. On …

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Honesty is the best policy

 
It can be difficult to face up to the truth.
Sometimes the way that truth is told comes across as abrupt and direct and can have the opposite effect …

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Shared Vision

 
Quite often, it can take a long time before you get to ask those other questions, because you get stuck at the first one. I know it sounds crazy, …

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Exit criteria saves lives

Back in 1935 the Boeing Corporation developed a new fighting machine that became known as the Flying Fortress.  In a demo flight to the senior people of the USAF, the …

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