Getting Started with Agile Teams at Scale: Tip 1

Paul Ivory Blog

1. One Single Backlog   Just to be clear from the outset, this blog is about when you are dealing with more than one Scrum team. Let’s assume you’ve decided what product you are going to deliver (in an agile way), you are using Scrum as your empirical process framework and you now know you need to add to the …

UX Camp Brighton 2017

Davina Sirisena Blog

We are proud to announce that we are sponsoring this year’s UX Camp Brighton! UX Camp Brighton is an ‘unconference’ for anyone involved or interested in user experience design, user research, interaction design, information architecture, usability, accessibility and other associated fields. Attendees either run or participate in 20 minute sessions, such as talks, demos or discussions. No headliners, no product pitches, just a …

Agile Women UK

Davina Sirisena Blog

We recently took over the sponsorship and running of Agile Women UK. Agile Women UK is a place for women working in agile environments to share success stories, challenges and opportunities. Let’s get together regularly and swap ideas with other women who work in similar roles and can relate to shared experience. Our first event was held at the Groucho Club …

SDLC: The price of disagreement

Stephen Blackmore Blog

When teams fail to agree and follow a common approach to developing and releasing software it often results in delays, duplication, and a mountain of technical debt. This post  explores the challenges behind one of most important decisions your delivery team or programme will make - how to agree and follow the SDLC. First up…are we talking about ‘Software’ or ...

Agile Business Conference 2016 Presentation

Jeremy Renwick Blog

The Agile Business Conference 2016 Presentation is now available to view and download below. The Agile Business Conference 2016 Presentation is now available to view and download here.

Scaling Agile: What can I do before adding more people / cost?

Jeremy Renwick Blog

It is important to keep front of mind that we are spending other people’s money. We should always think about delivering value for money from outset and be transparent with ourselves and stakeholders about Value.   A sponsor will ask the questions “Are we getting value for money?” and/or “Can’t we go faster?”  These are legitimate challenges and as responsible professionals …

Why scale Agile?…

Jeremy Renwick Blog

I’ve just googled why scale agile.  All the higher ranked entries focus on “how” and “what” of scaling agile and are typically trying to sell SAFe….highlighting the marketing genius that is Dean Leffingwell The highest ranked answer that is relevant is a 3-part blog from “Adventures with Agile” that is erudite but doesn’t really answer the question.  For balance, my …

Collaborating for organisational transformation

Hugh Ivory Blog

Agile is more than a set of methods, practices and behaviours. Agile is an enabler for transforming organisations, as relevant in the public sector as it is in the lean start-up. Agile transformation requires new approaches across a number of dimensions: • Delivery (engineering): where the push for Agile normally starts, from practitioners influenced by education, social media, peers, pragmatism. …

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Ten Years of Government Digital

Jeremy Renwick Blog

Tomorrow I present at Digital Government 2016  Ten years ago today the initial Beta of the National Packaging Waste Database (NPWD) went live for the first time.  It was a collaboration between the Packaging Federation, the Environment Agency (EA) and Oxford based software house Solution 7.  The beta was a ranging success with over 80% uptake and reducing the time to produce the key Q1 …