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The Basics Of SAFe
The Basics Of SAFe SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework) is a method for organising large-scale agile programs within large organisations. It has been around for a few years and is gaining a lot of momentum. There are other methods for managing agile on a large sca...
The Basics Of SAFe SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework) is a method for organising large-scale agile programs within large organisations. It has been around for a few years and is gaining a lot of momentum. There are other methods f...
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DDD North 2014 Success!
Yesterday I was at  @DDDNorth 2014 in Leeds! My session ("There Is No Agile") wasn't on until the end of the day, so I enjoyed these excellent morning sessions! Meet C# 6 With Matt Ellis (JetBrains) This was a great session introducing some of the new featu...
Yesterday I was at @DDDNorth 2014 in Leeds! My session ("There Is No Agile") wasn't on until the end of the day, so I enjoyed these excellent morning sessions! Meet C# 6 With Matt Ellis (JetBrains) This was a great session...
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Building A Mobile App Part VI: Testing, Releasing, Feedback And Replanning
This is my final article in the series on building a mobile App. This is the fifth article in my series on building Apps.  Part I covered the basics of vision and marketing .  Part II was a discussion on the importance of reviewing App store guildelines . P...
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Building A Mobile App Part IV: Writing Your Requirements
In Part I of this series we discussed the importance of having a marketing vision and plan before embarking on your new App project. In Part II of this series we discussed how one would go about reviewing App store guidelines prior to creating your App. In ...
In Part I of this series we discussed the importance of having a marketing vision and plan before embarking on your new App project. In Part II of this series we discussed how one would go about reviewing App store guidelines...
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First Few Days With Microsoft Surface 3
My new Microsoft Surface 3 arrived on Thursday! This is intended to replace my laptop, iPad mini and paper notepad. This should reduce the shoulder strain of carrying my rucksack around! I have gone for the top spec i7 with 512Gb solid state disk. This is a...
My new Microsoft Surface 3 arrived on Thursday! This is intended to replace my laptop, iPad mini and paper notepad. This should reduce the shoulder strain of carrying my rucksack around! I have gone for the top spec i7 with 5...
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IPhone Needs Bigger Screen
There has been a lot of press recently about the potential for an iPhone 6 to have a larger screen (4.7 and / or 5.5 inch if the rumour mill has it right). Personally I use an Android Nexus 5 at the moment, which I think is a great phone. A combination of t...
There has been a lot of press recently about the potential for an iPhone 6 to have a larger screen (4.7 and / or 5.5 inch if the rumour mill has it right). Personally I use an Android Nexus 5 at the moment, which I think is a...
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Establishing A Stable Velocity
I am continually astonished at the number of teams I meet who have not yet established a stable velocity! I was speaking at DDD North recently and I asked the audience out of interest how many of them did something Agilish. About 70% of the audience were do...
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There Are No New Ideas In Agile
Those of you who have read my articles on Ancient Agile will know that I think that the Agile ideas and principles exist thousands of years into our racial past. The key attributes I think I see in great Agile implementations are: Continuous improvement Evi...
Those of you who have read my articles on Ancient Agile will know that I think that the Agile ideas and principles exist thousands of years into our racial past. The key attributes I think I see in great Agile implementations...
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Building A Mobile App Part V: Choose Your Development Team
This is the fifth article in my series on building Apps. Part I covered the basics of vision and marketing .  Part II was a discussion on the importance of reviewing App store guildelines . Part III covered writing requirements and Part IV was about priorit...
This is the fifth article in my series on building Apps. Part I covered the basics of vision and marketing. Part II was a discussion on the importance of reviewing App store guildelines. Part III covered writing requirements ...
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A Bit More On The Surface 3
I promised another Surface 3 update and here it is! I am getting on very well with the Surface 3. Things are going even better today since my docking station arrived. I've got some mini-display port to VGA / DVI connectors and cables, so everything is almos...
I promised another Surface 3 update and here it is! I am getting on very well with the Surface 3. Things are going even better today since my docking station arrived. I've got some mini-display port to VGA / DVI connectors ...
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Building A Mobile App Part III: Writing Your Requirements
In Part I of this series we discussed the importance of having a marketing vision and plan before embarking on your new App project. In Part II of this series we discussed how one would go about reviewing App store guidelines prior to creating your App. In ...
In Part I of this series we discussed the importance of having a marketing vision and plan before embarking on your new App project. In Part II of this series we discussed how one would go about reviewing App store guidelines...
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Building A Mobile App Part II: Review The App Store Guidelines
In Part I of this series we discussed the importance of having a marketing vision and plan before embarking on your new App project. Our next topic is also an important part of your preliminary work before you get into the meat of your App. Mobile Apps are ...
In Part I of this series we discussed the importance of having a marketing vision and plan before embarking on your new App project. Our next topic is also an important part of your preliminary work before you get into the me...
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Agile, Lean, Scrum, Kanban, C#, Java, Computer Programming
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    Chief Executive Officer, 2004 - present
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@nickmckenna is an Agile software development guru based in the UK. He is currently CEO of McKenna Consultants who develop and test bespoke mobile, web and Windows software for all manner of wierd and wonderful applications!
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First Class Degree Computer Science, Certified Scrum Master, Certified Scrum Professional, Black Belt 5th Dan Karate
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