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Any Enterprise that is considering moving to more Agile practices, must first address the contradiction between a business model that favours predictability with a new product development framework that is centered on adaptability
I first discovered Agile. Later on I discovered design thinking. Then I learned about scaled Agile and finally, Lean Startup. But once I had understood all four, I realised that I had a complete, end to end Product development model.
There is an accepted format for user stories, and though there are variations, the fundamentals are widely used.
The agile manifesto puts it front and center by stating “we respond to change over following a plan”. And User stories are one of the primary ways that we can shift to this more agile mindset.
So let me talk about a word that crops up a lot when people are talking about Agile product development, the term “Waterfall”.
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.
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…
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…
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…