Using Scrum? Get Certified!
It is always amusing for a speaker of UK English to hear an American professional declare that they are certified. To be certified in the UK means that a Doctor or a social worker has committed you to a centre for the treatment for mental illness. The Oxford English Dictionary term for professional qualifications is […]
Scaling Agile: Is it The Next Big Thing?
“What’s the next big thing in Agile?” is a question I’ve been asked a lot over the years. Answering used to make me a feel a little awkward. It was almost as though the questioner is treating Agile as a fashion, one that includes many fads. My usual answer has been, “Whatever your team decides […]
How to Achieve a Successful Agile Implementation
The latest installment in our Technical Insights series answers this question for you. It covers topics such as – What is the Agile methodology and where can it be applied? What are four essential elements needed for Agile to succeed? What are four common barriers to progress that you need to recognize? A look at three […]
Why Scrum is Bigger on the Inside Than it Appears on the Outside
The BBC’s Dr. Who is one of the most popular TV science fiction series world-wide. I recently took advantage of a trip to a client’s site in Cardiff Bay to visit the Dr. Who Experience there, and found myself drawing analogies between aspects of the series and Agile development. I’ve been a fan since I […]
There is nothing more dangerous in the game of Rugby Union than the collapsed scrum. Think of it. Eight hunking great forwards (many sporting flattened noses and cauliflower ears that advertise their experience of scrums) on one team collide, head on, with an equal number of monstrously-sized opponents from the other team in an attempt […]