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Measuring Agile Success - unanswered questions

30 Nov 2015
Keith Richards
Agile, Distributed Teams, General, Governance

Our recent webinar on agile success measures was well received and this blog contains the answers to the questions we received during the webinar that we were unable to cover in the time available. It contains a great graphic that was sent in to us which we hope you like.

How do you measure agile success?

9 Nov 2015
Keith Richards
Agile, General

At agileKRC we specialise in helping organisations to improve how they work by adopting new agile ways of working, or improving their existing agile capability. This takes many forms, such as training people in product focussed frameworks such as Scrum and Kanban, or project focussed frameworks such as PRINCE2 Agile and AgilePM/DSDM.

In relative terms what is more important - Process or Behaviours?

26 May 2015
Keith Richards
Agile

agileKRC have helped thousands of people with various agile ways of working over the last decade or two.  However, we have always known that if you have a choice of only one thing, would you rather have a very good process and a good framework, or would you rather have a very good team? I hope that the answer is obvious in that you would always prefer a good team of professional, like-minded individuals who are behaving in a highly productive manner. 

Unanswered Questions from the PRINCE2 Agile webinar - There’s a new kid on the block’!

4 Dec 2014
Keith Richards
Agile, Governance

Several questions were left unanswered after our recent webinar so please find some of them below and the answers which would have been given had there been time. Unplanned moment: None this time! Just a bit of faffing with the poll question. Registration Question results: “How easy do you think it will be to integrate agile with PRINCE2?”

10 NEW golden rules: what MUST you do to get the most from being agile?

30 May 2014
Keith Richards
Agile

For many years now I have enjoyed presenting at conferences and seminars and one of my favourite presentations (which I first did over five years ago) is entitled ‘The 10 Golden Rules of Successful Agile Projects’. I have received lots of favourable feedback on this presentation and I have always been happy with the way it has stood the test of time.

Questions and answers from the MoSCoW webinar (May 2014)

23 May 2014
Keith Richards
Agile, General, MoSCoW

Unanswered questions from the MoSCoW webinar 09/05/2014 Several questions were left unanswered after our recent webinar on Moscow prioritisation so please find some of them below and the answers which would have been given had there been time.

Agile Governance: Is this a contradiction or does it allow agile to thrive?

28 Mar 2014
Keith Richards
Agile, Distributed Teams, Governance

Many times in the last three months I have presented at conferences and seminars on the subject of what governance to apply when using agile.

Getting more from agile with distributed teams

4 Mar 2014
Keith Richards
Agile, Distributed Teams

On my travels recently I have been fortunate to go to India where I have now been several times. India is a fascinating place and it is great fun to meet so many ‘switched on’ people. On this trip two quite significant things struck me. Firstly, I came to the conclusion that if agile is to thrive for the next 10 years then it not only has to work in a distributed environment (i.e. an environment where we do not all work in the same place), but it has to work well.

Agile Project Management and Scrum: a perfect blend?

19 Jul 2013
Keith Richards
Agile, General

I am currently working for several large customers who are trying to improve their agile capability. They are looking to take their agile up a level, having had lots of local success. They want it to work in a global context where they are consistent across the whole organisation and most importantly they are leveraging agile and the agile ways of working at scale.

Project and Product Environments: What is the difference and why does it matter?

24 May 2013
Keith Richards
Agile, General

I often ask myself ‘Is agile maturing or are we still very much at the beginning of the journey?’