Posts Tagged "Agile"

Working effectively requires responsibility, commitment, and accountability

Working effectively with others requires us to embrace and uphold the very essence of responsibility, commitment, and accountability. Consider the meanings of: “commitment”…

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

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

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…

Fund success through lots of small investments not from one big estimate

If you have to estimate at least know why you’re estimating and do it appropriately so that it’s in some way useful…

Using Spikes

The XP practice of ‘spiking’ has been around for a while but there isn’t a whole lot written about it. Why Spike?…

The (un)ethics of Big Vendor contracts with cost-driven companies

Consider a company looking to procure external software services. This is a company that manages by objectives and spends time and effort…

Standard work is only the best way so far

The concoction of Extreme Programming, Scrum and Lean thinking I’m using is the best way I’ve found to do software product development…

Managing knowledge plays a part in achieving agility

Jack Vinson recently posted 10 tips on Knowledge Management strategies . You should be thinking of these if you want to achieve…

Weinberg wisdom on agile software development

The PM Boulevard has posted 5Qs on Agile with Gerald M. Weinberg. Here are the answers to a couple of questions (the emphasis is my…

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