The Agile Project Manager
Feb 25, 2020
It is common to see a role in company hierarchies and organisation charts, in job adverts even, that of the Agile Project Manager. The questions that come to mind are, what is that role? What are the roles and responsibilities? Bluntly, where does it fit in? These days I work in the Agile space enabling […]
Does Agile Transform a Business?
May 24, 2019
We’ll talk about the above, rarely asked question in a minute. But first let us talk about your day so far, perhaps it’s gone something like this; After your commute to work, you’ve arrived at the office, opened your laptop and then sat back gazing out the window dreaming of the upcoming weekend. Let’s analyse […]
Management in an Agile world
Mar 27, 2019
Agile was introduced to the world in 2001 after 17 men had met in Utah and devised the Agile Manifesto (agilemanifesto.org). It was created with a focus on software delivery projects and this is evident by its given title: Manifesto for Agile Software Development. However, in the intervening years, Agile has grown into something that […]
What is the Role of the Business Analyst in Agile?
Feb 10, 2019
If you’re thinking that the Agile methodology doesn’t make clear the business analyst’s job…well, you’re not wrong. However, you may be looking in the wrong place. “A Guide to the Business Analysis Book of Knowledge (BABOK)”, says that a business analyst is (emphasis added): …any person who performs business analysis tasks…no matter their job title or […]
What Is A Team?
Dec 18, 2018
Agile in general, and Scrum in particular, relies for success on self-organizing teams. The eleventh of the principles behind the Agile Manifesto states that “the best architectures, requirements, and designs emerge from self-organizing teams”(1). Empowering the team is one of the seven principles of Lean. One of the central Scrum patterns is ‘Stable Teams’ (2). […]