January 30, 2015

Stories at scale – part 3

This series has a part one and two Additional artefacts There is nothing wrong with creating additional artefacts if they help explain a particular concept or help transfer understanding around complexity. Agile does not seek to limit the options we have in communication through artefacts. With the agile-mindset, we know from Alistair Cockburn’s work on…

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January 29, 2015

Stories at scale – part 2

There is a part one to this series. The format of a story Ron Jeffries one of the founders of Extreme Programming (XP) created the concept of the three C’s. These are Card, Conversation and Confirmation. Card A “Card” (or often a Post-It note), a physical token giving tangible and durable form to what would…

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January 28, 2015

Stories at scale – part 1

Stories and their part in scaling agility Commonly known as Backlog Items, User Stories, Work Items and just Stories, are the building block for the development team to drive the work they do and align the Product Owner and the Team in building the right thing. The Story has been very well documented and anyone…

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January 19, 2015

Architecting an Agile solution with help from Disciplined Agile


Architecting an Agile solution with help from Disciplined Agile   Many of you may have heard of the Disciplined Agile  Framework (DA) created by Scott Ambler and Mark Lines but many have not realised the Architectural input this framework gives us for putting architecture back on the Agile roadmap.   Agile has forgotten Architecture? In…

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January 12, 2015

The rising stars of Agile Entrepreneurism

It is 1998, it is my first day as lead developer at a major corporate and I don’t have a computer. I sit at my empty desk and my very enthusiastic boss tells me I need to give him my dream spec for my machine, a list of any software I want and what books…

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January 8, 2015

Craig Larman – 3 day course – LeSS for Practitioners

Adventures with Agile is very fortunate and proud to host a 3 day highly-participative course given by Craig Larman in Central London which will result in attendees becoming Certified LeSS Practitioners. Every attendee will also receive the latest LeSS book written by Craig and Bas. LeSS is also supported by the Scrum Alliance – the world’s most established…

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January 7, 2015

Adventures with Enterprise Agile

Thank you to everyone who cast an opinion in our community name change poll. The question was: Should this group be renamed to Adventures with Enterprise Agile? The reason for the question is that we wanted to make sure the name reflected the focus and vision of the group. Our vision: To significantly contribute to…

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December 22, 2014

I’m looking forward to looking back on all of this..

This time of year is always associated with looking back over the year and looking forward to the next. I hope the bit in between we can look at the now and enjoy being with family and taking some time out to enjoy the moment. It is important to remember we are human-beings, not human-doings….

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December 13, 2014

Have your say…

I recently sent this email to the meetup group, and I am now posting it here so that anyone reviewing this site and / or social media groups this gets pushed out to can also  have their say. I recently sent this email to the meetup group, and I am now posting it here so…

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December 11, 2014

Team dynamics naturally

I spent a considerable part of this morning watching a team of fisherman haul in last nights catch, spread their nets out on the beach, examine them, repair them and then fold them back into their boat on the shore. This happens every day. Why is this interesting, other than that is something I don’t…

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