Category: Agile

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...

Are you a Luddite?

I meet quite a lot of people, senior people, who refer to themselves as “computer luddites”. This, despite using email and an electronic diary in much the same way a cook uses a stove, or...

Targeting Your Investment in Agile

Targeting Your Investment in Agile

I recently had the great privilege of attending a two-day Product Owners’ Survival Camp in London, organized by Gojko Adjic, Dave Evans, Christian Hassa and Chris Matts. Over lunch on the first day I...

Agile Dishwasher Etiquette

Halfway through one of Storm’s Agile scrums and a discussion develops on dishwasher etiquette. It arose because one of the team’s children introduced a new house rule about the dishwasher. The 9 year old...

Old Code – Don’t You Just Love It?

Old Code – Don’t You Just Love It?

Yesterday I saw RPG code for the very first time. It was quite a beautiful sight with columns of code neatly lined-up; green characters against a black background. This is code in the literal...

Stand by Your Agile Beds

Oh dear, another day, another Government IT fiasco. Perhaps some members of the Government would benefit from our Agile training courses (tongue firmly in cheek)! There is always a sense of déjà vu when...

Have An Agile 2014

Looking forward at the start of the year is always a tricky thing to do and 2014 will see the inevitable march towards increased certification within the Agile sector (whether we agree, or not),...

You may be far more agile than you realised

You may be far more agile than you realised

How was your first client meeting of the year? Mine did not go according to plan. We’d arranged the meeting just at the end of last year knowing full-well that it was going to...

Has Agile Hit A Glass Ceiling?

Has Agile Hit A Glass Ceiling?

Has the implementation of Agile within the software and IT sector hit a glass ceiling? This could be one of the conclusions from a new, in-depth academic Agile study conducted by a team at...

What is Scrum, XP, Lean, Kanban?

So what is Scrum? Is this an obscure reference to rugby union, or something more profound! And how does it relate to Agile Process Improvement? Scrum is a prescribed set of practices (within the...

Russ Lewis

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...

Agile Business Analysis Course – Pilot Run in LA

Agile Business Analysis Course – Pilot Run in LA

  Last month we ran the beta of Learning Tree’s brand new course for BAs in Los Angeles. It was originally called Business Analysis in an Agile environment, then we decided to change it...