A question I’m often asked is what is the best method to prioritise an agile backlog. Whilst I’m always keen to avoid a ‘best solution’ – Agile should stay away from absolutes and adopt the best solution to meet their needs at the time – my personal favourite is MoSCoW. Why MoSCoW? Well it just… Continue reading MoSCoW within Agile
A few weeks ago I shared something with my friends and family on Facebook that got quite a reaction. It was an article entitled McDouble is ‘cheapest and most nutritious food in human history’ . The originator of the claim, Stephen Dubner, who co-authored the best-selling book Freakonomics went on to say: The double cheeseburger… Continue reading Modeling options: Getting the best return on investment
You’ve got a complex new product you are wanting to bring to market, at what point do you start developing? There are those who will say that you should start immediately, but this can lead to going down too many dead ends and just waste precious development time. Others will tell you not to start… Continue reading The 70% rule
I’m going to say something here that you don’t hear that much in an agile environment. Sometimes, Waterfall is the best choice for a product. There I’ve said it, I guess I need to hang up my gloves as an Agile Evangelist. Or do I? Why is what I have said so wrong? Assuming that… Continue reading Is Agile always best?
So you want to be agile, but you’ve been in business for years and work waterfall. It’s simple right? Just call your development teams squads, and use JIRA, don’t forget to buy a load of post-it note. Well done, now your Agile! Of cause it’s not as simple as that, becoming Agile needs a fundamental… Continue reading Can you be an agile technology team in a non agile company?