Closeness

A noticeable difference between enterprise organizations and startups is the distance between customers/users and ‘developers’. ‘Developers’, in this context, can be designers (customer or user [...]

Embarrassed

Reid Hoffman, the founder of LinkedIn, once said if you’re not embarrassed by your idea when you launched it, then you’ve launched it too late. He has since qualified this by saying that he isn’t [...]

Does agile even matter?

Here’s a simple test: What do you typically say when you are telling someone you need to search for something online? I’m guessing for most people, we now say “I need to google it” – this [...]

More than Agile

Over the last 20 years there has been a growing movement of change in business. It coincides with the rise of the internet, the dot-com boom, the iPhone, AI, cryptocurrencies and other [...]

Iteration

Iteration is the act or process of repeating. When new teams come to agile ways of working they can mistake the benefit of iteration. They start by breaking work down into sprints and increments, [...]

Two heads are better

Extreme programming (XP) introduced the idea of pair programming. This was the idea that two engineers worked on the same piece of code. This raised eyebrows with managers everywhere. Surely, [...]