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  • Improving Scrum with the Kanban-Ace Framework

    by on  Oct 19, 2016 1

    The Kanban-Ace Framework welcomes Scrum, and helps teams improve their level of agility. This article explores how a Scrum team can improve by leveraging the Kanban-Ace Framework. It introduces the Akashi Bridge, a new Kanban-Ace tool that makes it possible for Scrum teams to keep the best features of Scrum while growing to higher levels of performance thanks to Kanban-Ace advantages.

  • Agile Development at the Enterprise Level: Misconceptions That Jeopardize Success

    by on  Oct 15, 2016

    Most large companies struggle to deploy Agile in the face of compliance demands, lengthy funding cycles, and the need to involve many stakeholders. Are user stories really enough? Are BAs really irrelevant? How can we give up the BRD? Successful Agile enterprises work around these and other common misconceptions by adding the structure and discipline they need to manage complexity and risk.

  • Agile in the UK Government - An Insider Reveals All

    by on  Sep 19, 2016 4

    The Government Digital Service (GDS) aims to transform the relationship between citizen and state, moving the UK towards becoming a world-leading digital-by-default government. Nick Tune explores what GDS has achieved with assessments, sharing agile practices and experiences, and open source software, and shares what isn’t working so well in government IT.

Technical Practices as a Hack on Consciousness: Why to Hack Yourself

Posted by on  Sep 01, 2016

Software developers can raise their consciousness through the use of disciplined technical practices. A knowledgeable developer can influence an ever-increasing portion of the world.

Why Agile Is Critical for Attracting Millennial Engineers

Posted by on  Aug 30, 2016

More and more companies are realizing that having an Agile organization is critical to attracting and retaining the latest generation of millennial engineers. Here’s why.

What Exactly is the Agile Mindset?

Posted by on  Aug 28, 2016

We hear, and even use, the phrase “agile mindset.” But what is it, really? In this article several themes are identified, and ideas for introducing and nurturing these themes are discussed. 5

So, How Do You Make Agile Successful?

Posted by on  Aug 21, 2016

It is not Agile's fault, it is your fault- are you fed up with such statements? This article tries to provide a more constructive answer on how to make Agile successful. 13

Growing Agile… Not Scaling!

Posted by on  Jul 27, 2016

What makes an agile team successful is the way people develop an effective level of interaction. Growing agile means both focusing on culture, and on co-evolution of practices and tools. 2

A Letter to the Manager: Release the Power of Your Agile Teams

Posted by on  Jun 27, 2016

Agile is both simple and hard – and success depends on managers creating a suitable environment for their teams. To create and sustain high-performing agile teams, these points are fundamental.

An Organization Development(OD) Approach to Agile Adoption

Posted by on  Jun 10, 2016

To adopt Agile at a systemic level, take an Organization Development approach to redesign organizations, redefine learning, empower teams through self-organizing and to reduce resistance to change.

Pair Programming Is No Panacea

Posted by on  Jun 09, 2016

Is pair programming all that it's cracked up to be? Wes Higbee discusses why it definitely shouldn't be mandated, and why you should consider other options where it could be beneficial. 3

Using SEMAT and Essence at Fujitsu UK

Posted by on  Jun 04, 2016

This article explores how Fujitsu UK applied SEMAT and Essence to systems engineering, to combining agile and traditional methods and look at the whole programme of work across all disciplines.

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