Face-to-Face: Good or bad?

By |2018-07-30T12:09:21+00:00Monday, July 30 2018|Categories: All|

The most efficient and effective method of conveying information to and within a development team is face-to-face conversation. Agile Manifesto - Principle 6 Traditional (especially waterfall) delivery methods are generally very document-heavy. Long before a line of code is written, an ocean of ink is spilt in the form of [...]

Big Up-Front Assumptions

By |2018-07-20T12:14:35+00:00Friday, July 20 2018|Categories: Agile, All, Bureaucracy, Change, Consultants, Empowerment, Implementation, Management systems, Organisation, Principles|

“Pro tip: Never assume shared understanding” - Charles Lambdin. Absolutely. In fact, if you’re in a position where a topic is under serious debate (consultancy, coaching, training, change programme, etc.) you should prioritise grasping exactly where your understandings differ, & removing that. From then on, change will be a lot [...]

Managing change fatigue

By |2018-06-27T20:21:43+00:00Wednesday, June 27 2018|Categories: Agile, All, Change, Implementation|

A key issue with Agile’s high-frequency delivery regime is change fatigue: however promising in principle, there’s a limit to how much change anyone can absorb. But how do you know you’re nearing that limit? Here are Agile201’s Top 10 signals of impending fatigue: Areas being changed resist the latest changes. [...]

Value: Or why Product Management is fundamental to Agile

By |2018-06-20T19:53:39+00:00Friday, June 15 2018|Categories: All|

When explaining Agile, it's common to describe it in terms of the basic development-and-delivery process from which Agile (and especially Scrum) began: A single development team. Focused on a single iteration (with occasional references to a multi-iteration release). Limited to software development (with an implied but not described software deployment [...]

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