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Working with SIs in a DevOps/Agile delivery model

In this blog post (another of my DevOps SI series), I want to explore the contractual aspects of working with SI (System Integrator). At the highest level there are three models that I have come across: 368 more words


Scrum -Say No to Powerpoint

In my initial year working as a scrum team member, I often observed the scrum masters spending considerable amount of time creating presentations for planning meetings, review meetings. 770 more words


UKTMF - Food for thought

I attended the UK Test Management Forum yesterday (see previous blog), and I had invited Stephen Janaway from Net-A-Porter to do a talk for us. 424 more words

Agile Team Working - making time to talk

As facilitators one of the great benefits is that we work across a range of different organisations and professions, picking up little bits of technical knowledge as we go. 293 more words


creativity doesn't follow a schedule

“I like to remind people that creativity also isn’t a spark; it’s a slog. Every artist, inventor, designer, writer, or other creative in the world will talk about his work being an iterative experience. 342 more words

Agile Principles

Waste out, Innovation in

Over the Christmas break, I was back home making the holiday rounds with my brother; a financial analyst by trade, adjunct economics instructor, avid salsa dancer, burgeoning DJ, dance school owner/instructor and trumpet player. 552 more words


Software Project management, The mission impossible. Part.1 Building a plane in the Air.

If project management is difficult, then software project management is more difficult. Actually, it is exceptional. Software development teams are usually trying to figure out a situation, analyze problems in this situation, listen to stakeholders, try to figure out stakeholders vision and thoughts about the optimum way to deal with that situation. 258 more words