Mission to MoSCoW

Mission to Moscow was a 1943 film  to put a positive spin on Soviet Russia and also the title of a song written by Mel Powell who was a member of the Glenn Miller Army Air Force Orchestra (recorded by several others including Benny Goodman); this post is really about prioritising work in an Agile project.

Many of you will know about MoSCoW; others not.  Generally people fall into three camps:

Nigel Mossman
Nigel Mossman | 13 October 2017

Want something brilliant? Disagree more!

There seems to be a commonly held misconception that brilliant invention and innovation all comes from individuals’ ‘lightbulb’ moments. It's fallacy. You need several things and the secret ingredient is disagreement! 
Stan Wade
Stan Wade | 25 September 2017

A picture was worth a thousand words

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Is that true in the world of computing? Based on some work I have been doing with a client at present that ‘picture’ can say not thousands but billions of words.
Stan Wade
Stan Wade | 25 August 2017

AgilePM® aka DSDM®

If you’ve never heard of it then you really ought to take a look and if you did use it in the past then it’s worth revisiting as much has changed in the latest version (launched in 2014).
Nigel Mossman
Nigel Mossman | 18 August 2017

Thank you Donald Rumsfeld!

There are many people in this world that I am indebted to, but Donald Rumsfeld, US Secretary of Defence, was never one that I expected! But alas, it’s true.
Stan Wade
Stan Wade | 16 August 2017

Bridging the gap

Building trust to create successful delivery teams is something that came up in a recent conversation about why some Agile teams don't quite deliver on the expectations they set with the business stakeholders.
John Wright
John Wright | 9 June 2017

So, has it all been said?

Everybody does it now don't they? Maybe not everyone, but doing Agile is most definitely a thing these days. But are all organisations getting value out of their investment in Agile?
John Wright
John Wright | 19 May 2017

Building Trust

High performing teams know more about trust. Successful, delivery teams need trust, and need to be trusted.
Laurence Wood
Laurence Wood | 21 February 2017

The Forward View for the NHS

Delivery of healthcare and social services in England is transforming. It should be more agile in future, and it appears to be a change in structure and governance that is making this happen.
Peter Bird
Peter Bird | 21 February 2017

Start with a Bang

Working with organisations, and departments within them, that provide a membership service, brought to light some interest in the Member Engagement Toolkit for 2017.
Peter Bird
Peter Bird | 14 February 2017