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Month: June 2017

New eyes

Perspective is an interesting thing. If you’re looking at the same things, the same landscape, the same city, it’s difficult to see it differently. You develop habits. But put yourself in a different environment and it suddenly gets easier. Change the people and the language and it’s almost like rebooting yourself. There are no familiar routes, no landmarks that make…

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Agile FAQ: How do we respond to business demand if we have to allocate people 100%?

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Agile FAQ

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Agile FAQWhen the business keep piling on projects for the IT team, what generally happens is people are then split between multiple projects, with project managers generally being divided the most. The thinking is that a person can split themselves between multiple projects easily and that somehow they will manage…

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Agile FAQ: Is it true there’s no governance in agile?

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Agile FAQ

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Agile FAQThis is one of the first questions that is asked by any enterprise that wants to implent agile. The reason it’s usually asked is because of the agile tenet of “Working software over comprehensive documentation” and the assumption by most people that this means ‘no’ documentation. But putting the…

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The end of humanism

It was a turning point in history when humans started valuing rational thought and critical thinking above superstition and dogma. People started believing in their own abilities and agency and stopped believing that everything was controlled by a higher power. They started believing in human progress and freedom. Science became the new religion and the ‘God is dead’ mantra came…

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FAQ

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Agile FAQ

I’ve decided to start an agile FAQ section on my blog. It was inspired by a workshop I attended last week where my colleagues raised a plethora of interesting questions. I thought the answers should be shared. Here’s the first one. How do we respond to business demand if we have to allocate people 100%?

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