5 Levels of Agile Planning


Within Agile, planning is done continuously. Planning is about working out what to do, and that must come before working out how long it will take. In this post I would like to present a process that will allow team members to understand the whole sequence of planning from vision to user story. Level 1, Vision: … Continue reading 5 Levels of Agile Planning

Better Performing IT Results in Better Business Value


IT performance and well-know DevOps practices, such as those that enable continuous delivery, are predictive of organisational and business performance. How IT performance is measured? the most used criteria is measured in terms of throughput and stability. The individual measures that make up IT performance are: Deployment frequency Lead time for changes Mean time to … Continue reading Better Performing IT Results in Better Business Value

What is Digital Disruption and How Companies can Embrace it?


Today the only source of competitive advantage and value delivering comes from seeing what customers need and delivering it. Digital disruptors are changing complete industries, delivering value at a lower costs, with faster development times and with greater impact on customer experience. Digital disruption is simply a mindset that leads to a way of behaving; a … Continue reading What is Digital Disruption and How Companies can Embrace it?

How Leaders Create Conditions for Change


Leaders can not dictate the culture, but they can nurture it. they can create the right conditions for change, creativity and innovation. Leader can multiply the effect of a team. Liz Wiseman interviewed more than 150 leaders to research her book Multipliers: How the best leaders make everyone smarter. Leaders who are multipliers can double … Continue reading How Leaders Create Conditions for Change

In Agile, What to do if Team Velocity is not as you Planned?


If after three or four sprints you notice your velocity is not where you had hoped it would be, do not panic. This might happen, this is why you need to set expectations accordingly and told your client not to trust your initial plans. The good news is that by the time you know about … Continue reading In Agile, What to do if Team Velocity is not as you Planned?

In Agile, How to Handle New Client Requirements?


When your customer discovers what they really want in their project, ask them how they would like to handle it. You can push out the release date or add more resources (which is like saying we are going to need more money), or you can drop some of the less important stories from the to-do … Continue reading In Agile, How to Handle New Client Requirements?

How to move a slow project to Agile?


You are running a project that is not going well, progress is not as planned, confidence on meeting a deadline is low, what you are currently doing is not working and you need to get something out of the door fast. You have read about agile and understand the benefits of this way of delivering, … Continue reading How to move a slow project to Agile?

5 Delivery Principles for a Digital Team


Too many of digital projects do not work well, are delivered late, over budget or not fit to purpose. To increase the success rate of these projects, there is the need of a new approach. 1. Put users' needs first The products and services you deliver should be driven by the needs of your users, … Continue reading 5 Delivery Principles for a Digital Team

Agile Product Development


In agile product development is very hard to have the best product right away, so commit to rapid and continuous improvements is the way to go. Of course, the messiness of trial and error may seem uncomfortable, but action allows us to learn at a faster rate. The following insightful story comes from the book Art & … Continue reading Agile Product Development

Digital Project Management and the 5Ds


The 5Ds in project management is a phase breakdown of large milestones that every project team needs to complete. This model gives a full vision of the tasks and deliverables for each phase. This process is thought with Agile / Scrum Project/product methodologies in mind. We call these phases the 5Ds: Discovery: validates the business reason … Continue reading Digital Project Management and the 5Ds