Stop focusing on Agile practices - Start focusing on leadership!

by Brendon Livingstone on 13/01/2017 11:00

We're thrilled to have Michael Sahota, a Canadian-based Scrum Alliance Certified Enterprise Coach visiting with us in April this year.

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Do Waterfall and Agile hybrids make sense?

by Carl Weller on 10/08/2016 10:30

Image: Grist Mill Water Wheel - Sudbury by Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism, used under Creative Commons CC BY-ND 2.0.

There have been various opinions and articles lately on the merits of marrying Agile, Scrum and Waterfall approaches to create hybrid models, for example Planning and Managing Development Projects: The Hybrid Way by Michael Wood.

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Introducing Agile in Government - part 3: Getting the Kanban board right

by Ray Cooke on 15/06/2016 10:00

In my previous articles in this series I have spoken about my experiences helping a government development team improve their capability.

In the first article Introducing Agile in Government – part 1: Assessing current state I assessed current state and as a result decided on an initial course of action to implement Kanban, with the goal of:

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Introducing Agile in Government - part 2: Implementing Kanban

by Ray Cooke on 03/06/2016 10:00

In my previous post Introducing Agile in Government – part 1: Assessing current state, I introduced that I’ve been helping a government development team improve their capability. In that post I spoke about how I assessed the team’s current state and what I found. In this article I continue discussing the experiences during the work with a focus on implementing Kanban within the team.

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What are the barriers to adopting Scrum in the business and how do you overcome these?

by Ray Cooke on 31/03/2016 10:00

This is the third post in a series of three, which started as a Blab discussion with Joe Justice talking about Scrum everywhere - Adopting Scrum outside of technology teams. Joe subsequently had to leave the Blab and so in the next post Simon Bennett of LASTing Benefits and I explored the question Can Scrum everywhere be taken too far?. In this final Blab post in the series Simon and I answer the question 'What are the barriers to adopting Scrum in the business and how do you overcome these?'


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