The Secrets of the Sprint Planning Meeting Revealed

photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/8512982@N05/1683497974 Why is the Sprint Planning meeting so difficult to get right? Agiliser Russ Lewis reveals secrets of the meeting that the Scrum Guide time-boxes to eight hours and describes in just 704 words. Remember your first computing … Continued

What Increases Project Risk?

Agile or Waterfall, Ignore Project Risk at your Peril This question got Project Managers (not agile PMs by the way) rather fired-up recently. Their answers help reveal the extent of the underlying problem. Of 105 replies, the collective opinion on … Continued

Is it Time for an Agile Leadership Management Model?

Goodbye Leader Manager, Hello Owner Manager Agile and lean approaches to developing ‘things’ are more popular now than ever, as leaders see that an iterative and incremental approach gives them greater flexibility, quality and productivity at a lower cost. Increased … Continued

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 described as “Californiguff”, Luke wasted no … Continued

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 men but the one who recognises … Continued

What is Agile?

As you can imagine, we get the question, what is Agile, a lot at Storm Consulting. So, here we go. Agile is a movement started in 2001 by 17 software professionals; smart people like you and me who’d somehow worked-out … Continued