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Software Development: As much business as IT.

Posted on August 5th, 2017 in management by Simon

Anybody here sick of getting dragged into project post mortems to identify why a software development project they have been lumped with is taking too long, or consuming too much budget?


The Main Problem with Agile in the Enterprise

Posted on April 6th, 2015 in agile, management by Simon I see it.


Creating a Culture

Posted on November 28th, 2014 in agile, management by Simon

As leaders when we ask teams to be autonomous we ask that they make decisions without our involvement. From this point overruling decisions that are made will only disempower and disillusion those teams and as a result re-centralise decision making. To prevent this it's important to ensure that we create a culture and our teams have a set of principles aligned to our own.


Putting the "Product" in Product Team

Posted on November 20th, 2014 in agile, management, architecture by Simon

As an architect it is not feasible to solely concern yourself with the design of the system, you have to also apply the same principles to the delivery teams who produce it. When you apply Agile and SOA principles to these teams, you are creating Product Teams.


Putting the "Team" in Product Team

Posted on November 5th, 2014 in agile, management by Simon

The title Product Team is applied liberally in organisations adopting Agile as though the two concepts are intrinsically linked, i.e. because we do Agile we are therefore a Product Team. Even though the two are complementary they don't cause one another. So let's explore the Team part of Product Teams in its own right.