Author Archives: holisticagile_admin

What to look for in an Agile delivery team

Today I want to go through with you the five signs of a really good Agile delivery team. One that will really help you to achieve your business objectives. So, whether you’re talking to an internal IT department who claim to have great Agile credentials in terms of delivery, or you’re outsourcing to an Agile consultancy firm to help you ... Read More »

Let the truth be told in Sprint Velocity

One of the most common questions I hear time and time again, and I bite my tongue every time I hear it: What do we do with stories that are incomplete and end up in Sprint. What do we do with them? Can we split them with “finished?” Let’s say we have a 5-point story. Do we split it into ... Read More »

Before you can change others, you must change yourself!

“…If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him..” -Mahatma Gandhi Changing people from their habits is hard, but it becomes even harder when you have no experience in creating permanent change within your own life. For example, taking ... Read More »

Agile Tools Selection: Rally vs. Jira

Everyone in the business market wants the same outcome: To improve the way organisations work by eliminating waste, and being able to quickly respond to change. This is what it means to be agile. To move towards business agility is to change the way you work, and the way you interact in your roles. In order to do this efficiently ... Read More »

Why won’t teams be Agile?

Why won't teams be Agile?Right now, I'm working on enterprise Agile transformation across a large business area. One day, one of the senior managers called me into their impromptu leadership team meeting and admitted to me something the completely surprised me..."We are not fully committed to Agile....in fact, it's a waste of time...."What surprised me is that firstly, to admit this in an ... Read More »

Giving an estimated delivery date is not anti-Agile

Imagine that you’re the parent of a 16-year-old teenage daughter, of course there are going to be plenty of times where she asks to go out with her friends for the evening. Now you’re going to let her go but not before setting a time that you can expect her back. It’s likely, if she’s a typical teenager, that she ... Read More »