August 10, 2020

Can Agile improve productivity?

Increasing productivity Increased productivity is often the key priority for project managers and there are a few ways that can improve team productivity: Adopting new technologies New approaches Improving current methods and skills. A key focus is the Agile methodology. This can help achieve productivity through increased collaboration and responsiveness to customer/client enquiries and requests….

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October 5, 2015

How to gain 98% Improvement in capacity without hiring a single person

Most organisations I work in, think that capacity is a function of how many people you have multiplied by the average utilisation of staff. In software development this is horribly wrong and leads to large bloated IT departments that produce very little value. This incorrect belief leads ‘resource’ managers* to focus on increasing utilisation and…

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August 27, 2015

A case study for BDD in improving throughput and collaboration

A case study for BDD in improving throughput and collaboration At a well known global investment bank, I was asked to review several product teams and to find out why the teams could not complete stories at the end of each sprint and why there was so many defects coming into the sprint. The current…

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