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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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You can’t just pick and choose agile practices

DSDM Atern can be thought of as a Framework (the handbook calls it that), or a Method​. It comprises a Philosophy, underpinned by eight Principles and supported by defined Processes, People (Roles and Responsibilities), Products and Practices. Like any other … Continue reading

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Atern Principle 2 – Deliver on Time

Atern’s second principle is “Deliver on Time”. What, I hear you ask, is different about that? Every project in history has aimed to deliver on time. And a lot have failed. True, but what makes Atern different is that it … Continue reading

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Atern Principle 1 – Focus on the Business Need

This is fundamental to Agile, not just Atern. It implies a focus on the immediate need of the Business as a whole, not just what is in a plan published six months ago. That plan will probably have changed. It … Continue reading

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