Futurespective - Identifying the path to good

In this post I talk about one of my favorite futurespective techniques, the Future-Backwards and how you can utilise it effectively to quickly identify the ‘Path to Good’.

Jeff Inman

DataOps - Accelerating changes for your next data initiative

Data initiatives tends to be long and painful affairs. Let's take a look at how applying DataOps coupled with Cloud technologies can help accelerate your data projects

Raihaan Raman

Velocity Data Not Available: 10 steps to estimate feature delivery dates

A technique for estimating feature delivery dates when velocity data is not available but the scope of features/epics/stories is well defined.

Owen Chung

TDD - Test Driven Disaster

The current mainstream approach to Test Driven Development can lead to having tightly coupled tests locking us into an implementation. In this (possibly controversial) article I present how the popular approach to TDD can lead to increasing technical debt, and introduce an alternative which allows for more agile development.

Rhyno van der Sluijs

Why Agile isn't working

We keep hearing that Agile methodologies work… but, what if they’re not? Sometimes you need to look under the hood.

Rhyno van der Sluijs

3 months into an all-in AWS migration: A sailboat retro

Use the wind, keep the anchor light, and mind the rocks - there's land ahead!

Using the Sailboat Retrospective to look back - and forward - at one of our current projects

Trent Hornibrook

Story time

Let me tell you a story about stories.

As more organisations move toward an agile way of working, user stories are increasingly being used as the preferred technique for capturing requirements.

Henrik Axelsson

Evolving team leadership

There is much written about the changing roles of Development and Operations staff when organisations undergo agile/devops transformations. But what about the changing role of the Team Leader?

There is much written about the changing roles of Development and Operations staff when organisations undergo agile/devops transformations. But what about the changing role of the Team Leader?

In pre-agile environments, as a Team Lead, your role is one of structure and co-ordination, it is through you that work routes. You know the skills and capacity of your team and are regularly making decisions about what can and can’t be done.

You might find yourself asking “Do we need Team Lead’s in an agile/devops culture?” and If so “What value can I provide?”

Steve Mactaggart

The Four values of a devops transformation

A look into the four values that support a successful devops transformation.

Just like the agile transformations of the past, there is a difference between ‘Doing Agile’, and ‘Being Agile’. ‘We do standups’ - therefore we are Agile. With the increase in adoption of devops practices, are we ‘Doing devops’ or are we ‘Being devops’?

In this post we look into the four values that support a successful devops transformation.

Steve Mactaggart