Category Archives: Agile

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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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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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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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Principles of Agile Governance

I first wrote about governance of Agile projects three years ago, when I was developing a governance approach at a DSDM development site. That work, and the work I have done elsewhere since, have further convinced me of the basic … Continue reading

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Two Agile worlds

There is a recurring theme that has been around the agile community for a while now. One so pervading the industry that I have spent quite some time reflecting on it. Have you noticed that people are questioning the very … Continue reading

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Hansei and “being negative”

The success of a change program is dependent on many things. One of them is how the organisation deals with change. And how they learn what needs changing and whether the change was effective once introduced. I was reminded of … Continue reading

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