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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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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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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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The core of Agile

Peel away the layers of agile practices, dig down through the principles and values of the Agile Manifesto, and what is at the very core of Agile is one simple objective and two activities. The objective is Risk Mitigation. Think … Continue reading

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Role Playing games as Agile educators

One day some years ago, I spent a couple of hours in the car while my son – then aged about 13 – told me all about what he’d been doing recently. What was occupying most of his time was … Continue reading

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“Deliver on Time” revisited – the Iron Triangle

The ‘Iron Triangle’ known to all project managers is one of the cornerstones of the profession. Essentially, it defines the major project constraints of time, cost and scope (sometimes quality is shown in the middle). On most traditional projects, scope … Continue reading

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Getting feedback

I was asked to take one of the speaking slots at the “Agile in the Finance Sector” conference in London on 7 March. It was a great event and I was privileged to be asked to speak. My talk was … Continue reading

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