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Posts Tagged ‘Agile benefits’

Blog Response,Values

March 19, 2014

Agile: there is still Value in the Word

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There is an interesting debate taking place at the moment on the interweb regarding the use of the word Agile. Dave Thomas blogged Agile Is Dead (Long Leave Agility) about the fact that the word’s meaning power and relevance has been undermined by years of people using it inappropriately to describe things that are not always […]

Lean Startup

January 3, 2013

The Lean Startup methodology will disrupt Agile

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Some people think Agile has lived and will soon decay and disappear. Some people think Agile has lived and post-Agile is coming. Some other people think Agile is just not part of the answer any companies out there need to hear and that its benefits have always been a chimera. There are a lot of […]

Large Organisations

October 21, 2010

A Metabolism analogy, or where coaching acts as enzymes.

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From wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metabolism) “Metabolism is the set of chemical reactions that happen in living organisms to maintain life. These processes allow organisms to grow and reproduce, maintain their structures, and respond to their environments. Metabolism is usually divided into two categories. Catabolism breaks down organic matter, for example to harvest energy in cellular respiration. Anabolism […]


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 […]


September 23, 2010

An Agile Introduction Session, in house and for FREE!

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One cannot clearly understand what Agile is if one hasn’t experienced it first hand: I want to give companies and their teams the opportunity to try Agile without having to take the risk of actually investing their precious time and money for that. “So, I am offering to come to your company and run one […]


August 15, 2010

Can’t be that hard to see the benefits

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Whilst on holiday in France, I met with somebody who works for a big supermarket chain, he looks after the fresh product department for an outlet in south of France. When he asked me what I do, I explained that I worked in change / project management methodologies, and briefly outlined the way traditional methods […]