Category Archive for "Business Technology"

3 things I learned about Agile

Jan 09 2017

As a non-technical person who has come into the world of software development, I want to raise what I see because we…

Business outcomes are smarter goals

Jan 22 2016

Setting a goal provides a focal point and helps with prioritisation and deflecting distractions. Have you set any new year resolutions? They’re goals. Promising…

Commercial Contracts: Guarantees, commitments and risks

Sep 23 2014

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

The problem with estimates part 1 – uncertainty

Sep 18 2014

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

Agile on the Beach 2014: Contracted to deliver outcomes

Sep 12 2014

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

On Productivity

Sep 09 2014

Q. If it were even possible, how would you go about measuring the productivity / effectiveness of an engineering Dev team ?…

Engineering Design

Apr 01 2014

I was kindly invited to speak at the recent LeanDayLondon event by Stuart Eccles of Made By Many. It was an opportunity…

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

Aug 17 2012

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

Conventional software development fails to deliver value

Aug 14 2012

As Kent Beck said in Extreme Programming Explained: Embrace Change: Software development fails to deliver, and fails to deliver value. This failure…

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

Aug 01 2012

I’ll be speaking at Agile On The Beach next week about managing customer requirements and expectations: How are we doing? Managing requirements…

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