Month: September 2009

Business Analysts in Agile development

My presentation from the IRM IIBA Business Analysis conference 2009 is now online More important than ever, the role of the Business Analyst in Agile transitionSome people quite liked it, see Twitter.

The Learning View in Tools and Methods

Another article by myself, this time in Tools and Methods. Anyone familiar with my work will probably recognize the theme: The Learning View. For anyone who’s not familiar with these ideas this is probably my shortest yet introduction to the topic.

The Quick & Dirty Myth

There is no such thing as “Quick and Dirty”. All my experience tells me “Quick and Dirty” actually means “Slow and Dirty” or “Slow, Dirty and everyone is unhappy.” It came up again last week. I was asked: “When there is pressure to deliver something and you have the choice between getting it done, doing …

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Public training course next week

While I’m on the subject of training courses. I’m teaching two public courses next week fro DeveloMentor in London – Foundations and Requirements. I believe there are places left, if you (or someone you know) calls DevelopMentor quickly and mentions my name you might even get a discount.

What is Advanced Agile?

Suggestions please. I few weeks ago I received a request to create and deliver an “Advanced Agile” training course for a Scandinavian client. My first reaction was: that is more of a consulting or coaching assignment. But when I thought it through and considered the kind of material I covered in my own “Agile Foundations” …

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Postscript: The doom of Agile

A post script to my last blog entry (“SPA London, Tom Gilb and the doom of Agile”) generated some comments and a couple of private e-mails. I think Mark is right when he commented: “they are ‘fads’, the hope is they will just become nameless best practices”. Many of the Agile practices were already best …

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