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 Exhibition Stand

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.

Project Challenge 2016

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.

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.

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

26 May 2015
Keith Richards

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. 


What must you do to get the most from being agile?

30 May 2014
Keith Richards

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.

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.