Energized Work has moved office

Energized Work has moved office

Land ahoy ship mates! Yes you heard right. We’re hanging up our cutlasses and giving up life on the high seas. After…

When to replace a legacy system?

When to replace a legacy system?

Legacy systems are considered to be systems that have been operating in production for a long time. While the technology has become…

Commercial Contracts: Guarantees, commitments and risks

Commercial Contracts: Guarantees, commitments and risks

“When you buy something, you want to know exactly what you’ll get and how much it will cost. It makes sense.” Our…

Deliver outcomes not features

Deliver outcomes not features

Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been reflecting on the Contracted to deliver outcomes talk I gave at Agile on Beach.…

The problem with estimates part 2 – all cost, no value

The problem with estimates part 2 – all cost, no value

In a previous post I talked about the issues associated with the kind of single-point estimates devoid of uncertainty information used by…

The problem with estimates part 1 – uncertainty

The problem with estimates part 1 – uncertainty

Most software people who have ever had to produce an estimate will tell you that estimation is extremely problematic: Estimates are woefully…

Replacing Legacy Systems? Mind the gap!

Replacing Legacy Systems? Mind the gap!

Anyone who has travelled in London during the summer will have cursed the creaking transport system we call the Tube. Why is…

Modernising Legacy Systems in the Financial Sector

Modernising Legacy Systems in the Financial Sector

“Large retail banks with outdated technology face extinction unless they can replace IT legacies” This is a bold claim made by Karl…

Experience over Language

Experience over Language

This post follows on from a previous blog post entitled “The Mechanics of Meaning”. Software development bridges the human and the digital…

Agile on the Beach 2014: Contracted to deliver outcomes

Agile on the Beach 2014: Contracted to deliver outcomes

Last week I had the pleasure of attending Agile on the Beach 2014 where I was presenting a talk on the business…

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