Author Archives: aterny

About aterny

Agile enthusiast and evangelist, DSDM practitioner, trainer and coach. Specialist in Agile project and programme management, governance and organisational transformation

This blog is moving

After more than four years on WordPress, this blog will soon be moving. I now have my own website at and all the content of this blog has already been moved there. The content on this site will, at some … Continue reading

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Planning poker without cards

I recently introduced a new Scrum team across two sites to the practice of planning poker. While they had never done estimating in this way before, the idea was readily accepted and they seemed excited to start. It was never … Continue reading

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Career transition

Over the last couple of years, I have transitioned from being employed by an insurance company trying to be more agile, through being employed by a small consultancy on-site at clients doing agile project management and coaching, to where I am … Continue reading

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RAG – What are you measuring?

I am continually surprised by how many traditional activities and behaviours survive long into an agile transformation. The Red/Amber/Green status reporting is one of them. Even allegedly Agile people seem to hang on to the RAG status like a comfort … Continue reading

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Agile game: MoSCoW prioritisation

I recently developed and presented a one-hour ‘master class’ on MoSCoW prioritisation. It’s not a hugely complicated topic, and one I have written about before. This time, though, I was able to talk people through the process of going from project … Continue reading

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Do we really need projects?

In an Agile sense, you probably work in one of two types of companies. While there are certainly hybrids of these two examples, bear with me for a while. The first type are IT-focussed, <em>tech-savvy</em>, often relatively new companies. They … Continue reading

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Agile – one size fits all?

Almost every day I read about doing agile ‘properly’. Some people are asking what is the right way to do something, others (including me, it has to be said) are giving their views on what works for them. For someone … Continue reading

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