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Managing Green Strategies Without Business Disruptions

(This is a contributed post) As a business owner in 2019,  you can’t afford to ignore how your company affects the ecosystem. Non only is it become increasingly popular to establish green policies in companies, but companies that fail to put the environment on their to-do list risk facing the backlash of their audience and […]

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Important Investments For Peak Productivity

All SMEs face a common threat. A threat that, if left unchecked, can irrevocably tarnish their reputation, alienate their customer base and disenfranchise their workforce. It can cost a small fortune in lost revenue and even more in clawing said revenue back. It can stymie their cash flow, impinge on their bottom line and even […]

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Go see. Stop and fix it.

go see agile lean

I’ve read a fair bit about Lean Manufacturing and Lean Software Development. Lean Manufacturing is old and Japanese and not really related to Agile at all. Lean Software Development is an attempt to apply some of those ideas to software development. It shares a lot in common with the values and principles of the Agile […]

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Misconceptions about the Product Backlog

misconceptions about the product backlog

There are a lot of misconceptions about the Product Backlog. In fact, I would say it is probably the least understood artefact of Scrum. Getting it wrong can cause big problems, not just for your product and its roadmap, but for your developers too. Being a product owner is a hard job, and easy to get […]

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Ways that cloud can support agile and lean startup

how cloud can help agile

One of the biggest changes in information technology over the last ten years has been cloud computing. This change is huge and it is here to stay. While cloud is transforming businesses and governments around the world, it provides special advantages for certain types of organisations and work. This article will explain the ways in which […]

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Agile reading list: essential books

agile reading list

This is my list of essential Agile books, sorted into categories. I’ve read and would recommend all of these. I’ve separated them into General, Process, People, and Technology. General Agile Software Development with Scrum by Ken Schwaber and Mike Beedle This is the book that started it all. Written by the two guys who started it […]

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Outcomes not outputs

outcomes not outputs

One of the key takeaways I got from reading the excellent book Lean Enterprise is the idea that you should focus on outcomes not outputs. This is a powerful idea for strong agile teams, and ties in well with the Agile Manifesto. If you understand this concept, you can make a lot of the annoying […]

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Common barriers to agile adoption

barriers to agile adoption

A lot of organizations are trying to “go Agile”. That sounds great, but they often fail. Sometimes they get part of the way there, sometimes they got most of the way and achieve some benefits, but then struggle. Sometimes they fall in a heap and don’t get anywhere. Often they just end up doing “cargo […]

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When to use kanban vs scrum

when to use kanban vs scrum

If Scrum is the most widely used Agile methodology, Kanban would have to be second place. It’s old, it’s elegant, it’s effective, it’s simple and it works. This article will explain when to use Kanban vs Scrum. It really depends on what type of work you are doing. Some people use straight-out Kanban, no scrum […]

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Alternatives to Scrum

alternatives to scrum

I’ve talked a lot about Scrum on this blog recently. Scrum has some strengths and some weaknesses. You need to know about those to understand it and use it properly. I think Scrum is a good tool and a great start for people new to Agile. But you might be interested in alternatives to scrum. […]

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