Category: Agile Methodology

Agile methodologies include processes that adhere to agile principles such as self organising cross functional teams that work iteratively to build a minimum viable product and subsequent iterations at ever improving velocity. Agile teams can use either Kanban or SCRUM methods. Kanban pulls through work and because the Kanban board is visual it easily highlights work in progress bottlenecks.  SCRUM is a push based system that has standard roles such as Product Owner and Scrummaster who prioritise work for the next sprint. Sprints are typically two weeks in duration to deliver working software.

Methodologies such as SAFE have in recent years emerged to enable organisations to scale their agile processes and to integrate those processes into conventional financial models larger enterprises use to realise value realised from investments in software.

 

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Chapter 7 Summary: Work Smarter

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When an organization seeks to improve its operational performance, internal processes often act as impediments, causing delays and hindering decision-making. The transition from conceptualizing an idea to implementing smarter practices can be delayed if the appetite for change has been discouraged through in house cultures and ‘thats not how we do things around here’ mentality. Business professionals frequently adhere to [......]

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Chapter 6 Summary : May the Best Idea Win

3 minute read

Establishing a culture of innovation is crucial to feed ideas into the “1 Feature at a Time” machine, Without innovation, we risk leaving customers susceptible to competitors and may struggle to retain talented staff who seek more progressive work environments. Listening to our customers… To truly succeed organizations must address the everyday frustrations faced by our customers. Through our consulting [......]

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Chapter 5 Summary : Think Customer value not Project Cost

3 minute read

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?

2 minute read

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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