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Thoughts on Agile Strategic Business Change and Agile Delivery

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APR

Honesty really is the best policy

Last September I write a blog on the crowd funded project called Star Citizen. It’s a science fiction MMORPG (massively multiplayer online role playing game) being built in the US and UK by Chris Roberts a true legend in the genre. The project is epic in so many ways.

21
APR

Lifting the lid - Gift Aid

Sometimes you do not have to be right about something to be very pleased with an outcome.

16
APR

Easter Sprint Planning

I am often asked if Agile is applicable outside of technology, well based on the evidence of the past three or so days at the Flack residence I would say it certainly is.

IndigoBlue have had a pretty busy start to the year and I confess I was looking forward to having a week off. In particular I was looking forward to spending time with my three daughters Madeleine, Isabella and Rachel as their mother would be at work. Over the weekend I was warned that they have plans for their father!

IndigoBlue are pleased to be involved in the creation of a report by Source on the use of data in the Not For Profit Sector. The report was sponsored by Advanced Business Solutions and is based on meetings and interviews with consultants, work with Cancer Research UK and a survey of 230 mid- sized UK organisations.

A copy of the report is available via this link from Advanced (note registration is required).

19
MAR

Is your Charity ready?

We would like to draw you attention to significant changes to VAT on e-services. In summary where e-services are offered to overseas users, currently the VAT is due in the country in which the Charity is located, from 1 January 2015 this changes and VAT will no longer be due in the country where the Charity is located, it will be due in the country where the customer is located.

E-services is defined as

·       Access to online libraries

·       Provision of an electronic magazine or publication

Last week we hosted another of our breakfast meetings at the RAC in Pall Mall. It was well attended by CEO’s, Finance Directors and CIOs representing both traditional membership organisations, governing bodies and a qualification and awarding organisation.

What used to happen?

Whilst trying my hardest to avoid the sports pages on Sunday (after my teams disastrous FA Cup performance) I stumbled across an interesting piece in the Technology section of The Guardian Online written to mark the internet’s 25th birthday.

A year ago I wrote a blog on what I called ‘community-developed refinement (CDR)’. My idea was to incentivise the user community to develop a large proportion of a product with a share in any future revenues.

I had heard some companies have been playing in this area, but none of them had gone as far as the model I had thought of.  But there is now a company who is going all the way by encouraging its user community to develop its product and share in the rewards.

24
FEB

Adapt 2.0 website launched

We are pleased to announce the launch of a new website from IndigoBlue to support our leading framework for structured governance of Agile projects - Adapt 2.0. On the new site we have introduced some different branding from the main IndigoBlue website, let us know what you think?

The new site can be found at www.adapt2.co.uk

About IndigoBlue

Since incorporation in 2002, we have built an unrivaled reputation, successfully delivering a number of the UK's largest Agile change programmes.

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