Is the AgilePM/DSDM ‘Structured Timebox’ just theoretical and not much use in practice?

4 Aug 2017
Keith Richards
Agile, AgilePM/DSDM, General

In July this year Brian Wernham posted the following question on LinkedIn: In AgilePM/DSDM, the DSDM ‘Structured Timebox’, increasingly feels like an ‘exam only’ practice. True or false? I thought that there was a lot more to this question than may have initially met the eye. Take a look at this blog, if you have always wondered about, how to use the 'structured' or 'IRC' timebox in DSDM.

The big flaw in the Fibonacci sequence - how much has it cost your organisation?

16 May 2017
Keith Richards
Agile, General

Many people use the Fibonacci sequence (or something very close to it) to help when they are estimating such things as Epics, Features and User Stories when working in an agile context. However, have we spent over a decade believing in something that is fundamentally flawed? The answer, in my opinion, is surprisingly, yes! Take a look!

What do you need from your organisation?

7 Mar 2017
Keith Richards
Agile, General

If you had to send a message to your organisation about what you need, right now, on your agile journey - what would it be?

PRINCE2 is getting updated!

10 Jan 2017
Keith Richards
Agile, General, Governance, PRINCE2 Agile

I thought the 2009 update was a very big step forward for PRINCE2. Looks like this will take PRINCE2 a lot further forward and keep it up to date.

Can agile learn something from Sham 69?

8 Jan 2017
Keith Richards
Agile, General

I was at a music festival in September 2016 and was reminded of the need to keep things simple. The reminder came in a somewhat unusual way!


4 Jan 2017
Keith Richards

Fresh on the heels of lowering the pre-requisite for PRINCE2 Agile, AXELOS have made a huge decision that will affect many a training organisation. They have chosen PEOPLECERT to be their SINGLE Exam Institute!

Project Manager or Scrum Master? (or Team Manager!)

18 Nov 2016
Keith Richards
Agile, General, Governance, PRINCE2 Agile

Why is there confusion over the role of the Project Manager and the Scrum Master? Having worked in the agile arena for nearly 20 years, there are many things that still surprise me. One of those surprises is the frequent debate and questions about the relationship between the Scrum Master and the Project Manager – i.e. where do they both fit in? This blog touches on some of the difficulties here and has a link to an agileKRC webinar on the topic.

agileKRC sponsor first ‘Agile in the City: Bristol’ event

1 Nov 2016

agileKRC, the pioneering agile training and consultancy company, are sponsoring Bristol’s first ‘Agile in the city’ event. This new, practical event from the organisers of Agile Cambridge and Agile Manchester, welcomes everyone from the Agile and Lean community, and anyone looking to get involved and find out more.

Takeaways from Project Challenge 2016

13 Oct 2016
Keith Richards
Agile, General, PRINCE2 Agile

I had a great time at Project Challenge at Olympia this week. There were a few surprises but overall I felt that the mood amongst the Project Managers I met was very positive.

Better late than never! (PRINCE2 Agile 'pre-req' has been lowered)

7 Oct 2016
Keith Richards
Agile, PRINCE2 Agile

AXELOS spring a surprise by lowering the pre-requisite for PRINCE2 Agile! It has taken a while but at last it has arrived. Not only that but there are other routes in too.