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Large Organisations,Patterns,Scrum Roles,Uncategorized,Values

June 16, 2014

Can you be an Agile Project Manager?

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So, is there such a thing as an Agile Project Manager? Is it possible for a Project Manager to behave in a way that would make them worthy of that title? The Agile community doesn’t seem to believe so, and this is mainly driven by the fact that in Scrum only 3 roles are defined […]

Large Organisations,Patterns

June 8, 2011

ScrumBut is good enough

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From http://www.scrum.org/scrumbut “ScrumButs and Modifying Scrum ScrumButs are reasons why teams can’t take full advantage of Scrum to solve the problems and realize the benefits. Every Scrum role, rule, and timebox is designed to provide the desired benefits and address the problems. ScrumButs mean that Scrum has exposed a dysfunction that is contributing to the […]

Large Organisations,Patterns

November 30, 2010

Networking inside your organisation? Pick up your shovel and clear that snow!

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At the weekend a decent enough amount of snow fell where I live: we woke up with a couple of inches of the white stuff. As I live at the top of a close, I decided to pick up my shovel and clear some of it in front of my house. Not that I thought […]


October 6, 2010

Startups, technical and organisation debt: why does it always happen?

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Over the years, I have worked with quite a few companies that started 5 to 15 years earlier and had achieved a great level of success in that time frame. However, the anti-pattern is that it takes them that time and that success to realise the amount of debt they have accrued and that it […]