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Believe Me, I’m Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

Believe Me, I’m Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

Research of agile process improvement honours the management gurus of the 50s and 60s The phrase ‘stand on the shoulders of giants’ appears in bold green lettering every time I do any ‘proper’ research....

Art can be Agile, but can Programming be Art?

Johnny Depp visits Ralph Steadman in the film For no Good Reason and I learn the artist practices agile whilst changing the world!   Ralph Steadman, the angry cartoonist with the bitingly savage ink...

Gen Y to Lead Agile Transformation in Workplace

Gen Y to Lead Agile Transformation in Workplace

    There’s a quiet revolution going-on right now fueled by people’s expectations of work and productivity. Everyone has a fantastic user experience with their devices and apps at home, and see no reason...

Cost of selling on-line down by 45 points

Cost of selling on-line down by 45 points

Another true story about the art of Agile Estimation About 14 months ago, I wrote this story card: We should sell estimation cards online, to offset the cost of producing them We gave it...

Agile Estimation Cards and the Art of Kitchen Renovation

Agile Estimation Cards and the Art of Kitchen Renovation

Construction runs to a well-established plan Simon is a project manager who is having some building work done at home – an extension with a new kitchen. We were discussing Agile project management and...

Storm Goes G-Cloud

Storm Consulting has been accepted onto the G-Cloud framework. Hang out the bunting and wave the flags! We are now officially cleared by the UK Government and can now happily pitch for local authority...

Slothful Lessons in Agile

Slothful Behaviour is Good If ever an animal captured the principle of “maximising work not done”, it must surely be the sloth. Strangely endearing and charmingly enigmatic, sloths are surprisingly inspiring. There exists a...

Enterprise Retrospectives – talk by Luke Hohmann

Enterprise Retrospectives – talk by Luke Hohmann

Yesterday’s tube strike stopped many of London’s Agile Scrum community from hearing the talk by the popular Silicon Valley author Luke Hohmann. With an easy charm, infectious laughter and a raft of terms someone...

How Agile Defeated Goliath

How Agile Defeated Goliath

Malcolm Gladwell tells the story of David and Goliath as an unfair contest with odds stacked against the giant. Shepherd David with his simple but precise sling shot isn’t the bravest of King Saul’s...

Long Live Agile Evernote

We have an admission to make. We are self-confessed devotees to the Evernote application, so it was good to read on the BBC website a profile of its boss Phil Libin. Evernote suits the...

The Agony of Government Procurement

An interesting tale on the BBC’s Today programme last week as an SME described the agony of being part of the Government’s procurement programme, something which no-one can describe as being Agile whatsoever. Ironically...