Wow, that went fast! I went independent back in May and have been working at the Guardian as interim director of engineering for the digital division. What a fantastic and exciting time it's been. The Guardian really is the awesome place it's perceived to be and deserves all the accolades and awards it's received in recent years. I think we've achieved a huge amount in the short time I've been...read more
I'll have a bit more time from December as I'm due to finish my current gig, so I've decided to do a talk at Skills Matter in London on 10th December. It's free and...read more
Tomorrow marks the start of the 11th annual Agile Business Conference in London. It's a great conference and it's the time of year when I generally reflect on what I see happening...read more
This article is a guest blog post by Justin Leto
Warning: This article could save your Agile project and your career.
Despite the now long standing and growing debate over what Agile...read more
Mirek Woźniak recently sent me an email telling me about something they're doing to draw out people's emotions (literally) and gain a better understanding of team morale. It's a kind...read more
I recently saw this post from Matt Swanson about the effectiveness of the standard Scrum formula for daily stand-ups:
I've worked with so many development teams now that I've lost count. And I've lost count of how many of them have this problem. The problem of being quick to start things, and not...read more
I've recently gone self-employed as an interim exec. Apart from doing interim management & consulting engagements, part of my plan is to start offering public agile training...read more
Yesterday was my last day at ThoughtWorks. ThoughtWorks is an amazing company with some fantastic people, so I feel very privileged to have worked for them and very...read more
Brian Wernham has written a new book about leadership skills for the implementation of large-scale public sector projects in months, not years. It's called Agile Project Management...read more
Lately I've been thinking about how I can do something to put a little back into society. I've done things before, but it's about time I did something else.
This is a guest blog post by Joe Woods from VersionOne...
When I first started using agile project management, my stories didn’t have enough detail. In my office we use Agile to...read more
Dan Pink’s work on what really motivates us – beyond money for essentials like food and shelter – is really interesting, and this is a great video that explains it all in just...read more