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Agile Frameworks & Practices

Agile Frameworks & Practices

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-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The agile manifesto gives us a decision making framework for how to approach and solve problems but it doesn’t give us an obvious way to start applying agile within our teams and organisation. That’s where frameworks and practices come in. The Agile IcebergFrameworks Frameworks are like a

Agile Principles

Agile Principles

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-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Agile Principles as per the manifesto (applicable to software development): * Our highest priority is to satisfy the customer through early and continuous delivery of valuable software. * Welcome changing requirements, even late in development. Agile processes harness change for the customer's competitive advantage. * Deliver working software frequently, from a

Agile Values

Agile Values

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-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The 4 Agile values as stated in the manifesto are: It is important to read them with the emphasis on the ‘over’. The manifesto does not say you shouldn’t have process, documentation, contracts or plans. It is not anti what could be considered good governance and accountability. What

History of Agile

History of Agile

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-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- In February 2001, 17 self proclaimed ‘organizational anarchists’ came together in the ski resorts of Utah and tried to find common ground. Their objective was to agree on an alternative to documentation driven, heavyweight software development processes. > "I personally didn't expect that this particular group of agilits to ever

Setting Expectations – What does an agile adoption feel like?

Setting Expectations – What does an agile adoption feel like?

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-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Spoiler alert, they never look the same. Every team’s journey is different, but they do often follow the same curve. Below are two popular frameworks for understanding and visualising your agile adoption journey to business agility. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Model 1 Forming, Storming, Norming & Performing This model shows the need

The Prerequisites of a Successful Agile Journey

The Prerequisites of a Successful Agile Journey

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-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Efforts to become agile fail all the time, probably more often than they succeed. The '13th Annual State Of Agile Report' listed these as the top challenges faced when adopting agile: * Organizational culture at odds with agile values * General organization resistance to change * Inadequate management support and sponsorship * Lack

Agile is Not a Magic Bullet

Agile is Not a Magic Bullet

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-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The term agile can be misused (either maliciously or ignorantly) as a quick fix solution to any organisational issue. It is not. Agile will not magically: * Make you work faster * Make your customers happier * Turn bad managers into good managers * Turn unengaged or unskilled workers into top performers * Make

What is and isn’t Agile

What is and isn’t Agile

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-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Agile as we have spoken about so far does not prescribe a specific way of working. Agile with a capital A does not say we need to have ‘stand-ups’ every morning, it does not say that we have to release software every 2 weeks or use software tools like

The Human Brain & Agile

The Human Brain & Agile

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-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Cognitive Biases The modern workplace is overwhelming. It’s estimated that the average adult is faced with over 35,000 decisions every single day. To simply function in society we need to triage. Choosing to focus our time and attention on the important decisions, while demoting seemingly less important

Why Agile

Why Agile

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Organisations go agile for many different reasons. It is important to know your why, before starting the long and often difficult journey.

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