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  • #NoProjects / #BeyondProjects - Agile Tour & Lean Kanban UK conference
    When booking on the Lean Kanban UK website use the code LK14SPK for 15% discount. 'The next few weeks sees me delivering my #NoProjects/#BeyondProjects presentation at two London conference - Agile Tour London (Friday this week) and Lean Kanban UK (3 & 4 November). In fact I spent a lot of yesterday refreshing the presentation. Problem is there is just too much to say, the more I look at it the more problems I find with the project model but at the same time I want to make the presentation more positive by emphasising the alternative, the Beyond Projects bit. Simple, really
    Allan Kelly's Blog - Tuesday, October 21, 2014
  • Estimates or #NoEstimates? that is the question
    ve blogged about this before (well, I’ve mentioned it in lots of blogs, see this one Conclusions and Hypothesis about estimates ) and I’ve devoted a large section of the Xanpan book to talking about I see estimates working but I think its worth revisiting the subject. 'To estimate or not to estimate, to join the #NoEstimates bang-wagon or not, that is the question. Maybe it is a navel gazing exercise for agile-folk but it does seem to be the reoccurring theme. And I can’t get over this feeling that some of my peers think I’m a bit stupid for continuing to support estimates.
    Allan Kelly's Blog - Monday, September 29, 2014
  • #AOSW - Agile Outside of Software - starts here
    After the conference I discovered this small book which I’ve only just started reading: “ Scrum Marketing: Applying Agile Methodologies to Marketing ”.) 'We had the Agile on the Beach conference a couple of weeks. In a word: Brilliant - just look at the photos and see how people enjoyed themselves. OK, I’m biased, I’m one of the organisers, but many people told me it was brilliant or they just didn’t want to hurt my feelings. There is much I could write about Agile on the Beach but I don’t have enough time. Her talk is available on YouTube. Oxford Innovation have built on that legacy.
    Allan Kelly's Blog - Tuesday, September 23, 2014
  • Nightmare on Agile Street 2: Managed Agile
    Its 2014 again… “The key is to set the framework,” she continues, “establish boundaries so people know what their responsibilities are then we can empower them” Fred has gone, standing at the lectern in dog collar is Henry Mintzberg - my management hero - he is reading from another tattered book entitled Managing : “the later term empowerment did not change [manager control], because the term itself indicated that the power remained with the manager. 'Blow me down, its happening again… I’m awake. m wet, its a cold sweat. Its the small hours of the morning and the dream is horrid.
    Allan Kelly's Blog - Tuesday, September 16, 2014
  • Agile outside of software
    and my argument that “Agile is Lean thinking applied to software development” and I wrote whole book saying the software development, and Agile software development specifically, is an example of Organizational Learning. Ultimately the distinction between Lean and Agile breaks down in my book. 'Later this week I’m doing a presentation at Agile On The Beach entitled: “Agile outside of software development”. I resisted the temptation to call it “Agile Beyond Software”). Before the term Agile Software Development was coined there was “Agile Manufacturing”.
    Allan Kelly's Blog - Tuesday, September 2, 2014
  • Book: Scaling up Excellence
    'In the early days of this blog I used to regular blog book reviews. As I found ideas of my own to blog about - and found fewer books I wanted to read - so book reviews ceased. But right now I want to blog about a book because I want to recommend this book. The book is: Scaling Up Excellence by Robert Sutton and Huggy Rao. In this book he continues some of that theme (“Why don’t we do what we know is better?”) so its a book which should find a ready audience in the software community. My (e)book copy is covered in highlights and comments.
    Allan Kelly's Blog - Wednesday, August 27, 2014
  • Allan Kelly: Nightmare on Agile Street
    points are the new hours, in the dream I have a book “The Mythical Man Point”. 'I’m awake. m lying in my bed. m sweating but I’m cold. Its the small hours of the morning and the dream is as vivid as it is horrid. m standing in a clients offices, I’ve been here before, I know whats happening. They are building an website. Quite a complex one, this will be the primary purchasing venue for many customers. This will project the company image - and with the right bits it can up-sell to customers - it can even help reduce costs by servicing the customers after the sale. All good stuff.
    Allan Kelly's Blog - Monday, July 28, 2014
  • Allan Kelly: What we forget about the Scientific Method
    They go to the library, sometimes books but journals are probably more up to date and often benefit from stricter peer review. 'I get fed up hearing other Agile evangelists champion The Scientific Method , I don’t disagree with them, I use it myself but I think they are sometimes guilty of overlooking how the scientific method is actually practiced by scientists and researchers. Too often the scientific approach is made to sound simple, it isn’t. First lets define the scientific method. Perhaps rather than call it “scientific method” it is better called “experimentation.” Pika pika
    Allan Kelly's Blog - Friday, July 11, 2014
  • A footnote of a book: Agile Reader, 3rd edition
    Hence two traditional, old fashioned books Changing Software Development and Business Patterns. book by anyone’s standard. book, two hundred pages of words, even printed on dead trees but really an e-book at heart. However, there is another book. book I shy away from calling “a book” - I usually call it a mini-book. Surprisingly the sales on this lessor known book probably exceed any of the other three. Actually I’m still trying to work out what a book actually is, these four books demonstrate the dilemma very well.)
    Allan Kelly's Blog - Thursday, July 3, 2014
  • Do you know the way to Falmouth? (Agile on the Beach)
    My big piece of advice here is: book your train tickets in advance. If you book in advance you can get First Class for as little as £100. Again FGW don’t make the sleeper that easy to find or book (no Cross Country this time). If you don’t explicitly book the sleeper you have a seat not a bed. Avoid driving Only fly if you are coming from international (or Scotland) and then try to connection somewhere other than Heathrow Take the train if you possibly can Book early and pay the extra for first class Think about getting the sleeper back don’t like NQY.
    Allan Kelly's Blog - Sunday, June 22, 2014
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