AGILE IN ACTION

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Spark The Change - Innovation Governance

Posted by Gus Power
We'll be running a World Café event at the upcoming Spark The Change conference this week in London to explore the relationship between governance and innovation.
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Monday, June 2, 2014

Lean Day London 2014

Posted by Gus Power

Here’s the video of my “Competitive Engineering: Data Driven Design” talk at Lean Day London 2014.

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Monday, April 28, 2014

The Mechanics Of Meaning

Posted by Odette Power

When we tackle problems as a group at work and aim to collaboratively design solutions things get messy fast. So much time is wasted on misunderstandings. There is a better way. The field of General Semantics has some useful tools which can help us transfer our fully intended meaning to each other.

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Sunday, April 27, 2014

Engineering Design

Posted by Gus Power

I’ve always been fascinated by the act of design. Sometimes it’s described by mysterious terms such as creativity, innovation and imagination, sometimes as a magical balance between form and function. Trying to understand the act of design in a given context raises questions.

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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Debugging Grails Database Performance

Posted by Simon Baker
Tags: grails
Why does that page take so many seconds to load? It never used to!
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Grails for Hipsters

Posted by Simon Baker
Tags: grails
Pirate Rob demonstrates how to integrate a curated selection of the latest and greatest technologies to develop a cutting edge Grails application that will be the envy of 'scenester' developers everywhere. With vert.x for asynchronous server side code, websockets for pushing content to the browser, Angular for a slick one-page app experience and Phantom for headless end-to-end testing.
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Friday, October 12, 2012

Governance - Friend or Foe?

Posted by Simon Baker

Yesterday at the Agile Business Conference we ran an afternoon World Cafe-style workshop to re-imagine governance. Here’s the deck.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The Energized Work lab is moving aboard ship

Posted by Simon Baker
Tags: lab, pirate

Avast! What better day t’announce our news than International Talk Like A Pirate Day. We be vacatin’ our landlubber lab in Holborn and headin’ t’sea aboard HMS President.

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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Gus Power on the future of software development at The CW500 Club

Posted by Gus Power

What does the future hold for software development? Trends such as agile, mobile, cloud and open source mean IT leaders are wondering how to ensure their software strategy can keep up with the quickening pace of technological change and use the right combination of in-house and external skills. I worry that the prevailing organizational perception of software development and the obsession with tools, processes and developer productivity will destroy the ability to design and engineer software that is actually capable of delivering the value businesses seek to create.

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Agile On The Beach: Session: How Are We Doing?

Posted by Gus Power

I’ll be speaking at Agile On The Beach next week (in Falmouth, Cornwall) about managing customer requirements and expectations.

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