December is Agile 101 month

Agile 101 Blog 1 – Prioritization fundamentals

When we talk about prioritization, we are fundamentally talking about prioritizing the backlog, as this is the single source of truth when it comes to the product. We also know that it is the Product Owner who is accountable for prioritization. No other topic shows the skills and abilities of a good Product Owner more that their ability to successfully prioritize the product backlog. 

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Security and agile delivery at an enterprise level

In many of the places that I have worked, both as a consultant and as a part of a product delivery team, it is usually a case of keeping the Enterprise Information Security team (EIS) at arm’s length. Truth be told, many teams hold to the old adage that the less EIS get involved, the better. Even more so with agile delivery, as the focus…

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Agile delivery: Looking under the hood of our agile delivery

I spend most of my days with large digital focused organisations. They usually have diverse platforms and scores of people trying to continuously deliver. But, like all huge organisations, implementing change, whether a product, process, business practice etc is a mammoth task. They talk agile, but to many, it is an elusive as a handful of sand. At the same time, agile has long since…

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Rolling out Scrum across a large enterprise

Recently, I have undertaken a number of roles as an Agile Engagement Lead and Coach, working with large corporates as they began the journey of migrating their operations and delivery to agile ways of working. In most cases, I was starting with entirely new teams who had absolutely no agile experience. It was challenging, but interesting as I had to develop a systematic approach to…

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