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Thoughts on Agile Strategic Business Change and Agile Delivery

The largest single problem within the majority of Agile implementations we encounter is absence of structured change control. Many of the issues experienced can be traced either to inappropriate change or to resultant confusion because the change is not managed. Senior management suspicion of Agile can invariably be traced to a lack of visibility and control of change.

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JUN

Would Like, Will Not get?

I recently had a debate with Simon Annicchiarico of Appius regarding the meaning of the W in MoSCoW, and whilst it had its origins in my petty pedantry, there was an important issue to be considered.

13
JUN

... on the nature of governance

In recent conversations around governance, I've been challenged to reflect on and refine my own understanding and working definition of the term.

For a long time, my working definition of Governance was something like "Governance is the process of insight and influence for people outside the team".   This definition accepts - and builds on - the idea that, in an enterprise adoption of Agile, there are often external stakeholders with authority.  But ...

11
JUN

Shit Happens

Martina Navratilova was once asked what made a truly great sports person. She pondered for a moment and replied “The difference between being a good sports player and a great one is not how well you play when you are playing well. It is how well you play when you are playing badly.”

10
JUN

Agile Development Survey Results

The 7th Annual Agile Development Survey from Version One holds few surprises, with the general view that Agile is a good thing. My interest was however drawn by a couple of results.

24
MAY

A General view of planning

I get asked the question ‘who is your favourite 19th century Prussian Field Marshal’ quite a lot, as I suspect you do as well. There are of course several great contenders for this title, but my vote has to go Helmuth Von Moltke the Elder. Why? Because of his contribution to the concept of dynamic planning! Trying to convince people that planning is a continuous and never ending process and not something that’s completed at the start of a project is a constant challenge for me and I will grab any support I can get.

23
MAY

Do or do not - there is no try. - Yoda

I picked up this article - Are you making this mistake at the end of your meetings? - on LinkedIn, via a connection of mine over at Ceridian drawing my attention to it. I have read it a couple of times and it is certainly worth a read.

23
MAY

Bucket Lists

I read a great blog entry today on The View Inside Me and thought that maybe organisations should have bucket lists too!

14
MAY

Trust

While I was working with one of my clients a few years a go, I was given a book to read by the CEO.  "The Speed of Trust".  I read the book with a healthy dose of scepticism having read many management books in the past.  But this book resonated with the core principles of Agile for me.

10
MAY

Skyfall - or falling from the cloud

Earlier this week I read with interest an article via the Flickboard newsfeed on my phone. It highlighted the difficulties that a number of Cloud providers find themselves in. In particular the providers who scaled up quickly with offers of free services and have not successfully converted enough custom to the chargeable model. The conclusion of the article was that this market is about to experience a significant phase of consolidation.

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