Category: Agile Best Practice

Agile best practices optimise your agile processes. Starting with the agile manifesto software engineers have been continuously evolving agile development methodology for over 20 years.

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Chapter 5 Summary : Think Customer value not Project Cost

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Building a financial case for change and engaging Accountants is a balancing act between cost control and unlocking customer value. Accountants often focus on budget constraint and the allocation of costs between the departments benefiting from the expenditure over a specific timeframe at the expense of the holistic return from an investments in technology. While budgeting is crucial for cost [......]

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Chapter 3 Summary : Look Outside your Four Walls

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A prevalent issue in organizations (particularly regulated entitites) is the avoidance of reasonable risk-taking, often hindered by a fear of the unknown that impedes progress. If we define "reasonable" as a small change to a process that can be swiftly reversed with a prior understanding of potential adverse effects we still face a challenge that what one person deems reasonable [......]

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Chapter 2: Who is the most important person in the room?

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The most important person in the room when it comes to delivering software is the customer. To be clear the customer is the person using the software not the business sponsor. Ideally the customer is represented by a product owner but even if the role does not formally exist the key here is accountability to the business for benefits (ideally [......]

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Chapter 1: What does good look like?

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The question "What does good look like?" holds profound significance for the questionee, particularly when delving into discussions about innovative work methodologies. This inquiry is not merely a one-time consideration but a continuous exploration, reflecting a mindset geared towards perpetual learning rather than striving to be the most knowledgeable individual in a room. In this chapter, we articulate a perspective [......]

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SaaS Economics

5 minute read

When Commercial people start talking to Technology people, very often what happens is that they got lost in TLAs (Three Letter Acronyms) that mean SFA to them. To be fair, the same often happens in reverse. In the old days, the Technology person and the Commercial person would get together over a lunch, or maybe even a beer, to translate [......]

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One Feature at a Time (1FaaT™)

2 minute read

It is widely accepted that businesses engaging customers in ongoing digital experimentation will outperform their competitors. By exploring customer needs as a series of small experiments successful organisations double down when they find customer value and cut their losses quickly if the experiment is not returning the desired results. Booking.com is running circa 1,000 experiments at any one time and [......]

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Remote working learnings

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Last Friday after work a group of customers and colleagues got together for a zoom beer. This particular group had presented six months ago at an event Daysha ran in Dublin. We discussed new behaviours we would bring into business as usual – when remote working is optional. Each person was asked to prepare 2 ideas … and here are [......]

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