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As an agile business analyst, I want...
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I remember a while back there was a discussion about the duality of sponsors' role - a supporter, but also a quality check (via governance'.) Got any views on that?
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An investigation into Self Organisation
We ran a meetup session with the local Scrum User Group discussing Holocracy, a model for self-organizing teams. After the discussion about Holocracy led by Julian Waters-Lynch , we then ran an activity exploring our own appetite for self-organisation. I’ll...
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A team mate suggested Testing the app is missing from this description. Good call. 'Quality begins with the customer,' as Mr Juran used to say.
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Agile Project Management Course | 14-15 may via Swinburne University
Come to my course on Agile Project Management later this month via Swinburne University. It is fun, informative and pragmatic. All good things, right? You can sign up here !  The course runs in Melbourne CBD on 14-15th May. The content runs through some bas...
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Reponse to "What do you do with "that' employee"
I was referred to " What do you do with "that' employee " as an interesting article to look at. The article targets managers who are trying to work with high performing misfits. THe fundamental idea in the model is a 2x2 matrix based on effectiveness and at...
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BA Effectiveness survey
I am running an NPS like survey on Business Analysts. I'd appreciate your sharing this out to your professional network.  What do people think about Business  Analysts? So far I have close to 100 responses and there is a pretty positive set of feedback.  Th...
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Product Owner, Updated
How would I describe a Product Owner? I am writing this description in response to the below Mkie Cohn description of a Product Owner. Mike's description isn't wrong per se, but it is almost ten years old and maybe can do with a refresh. I'll qualify this d...
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All Quadrants, All Levels!
I am revisiting the AQAL model. I looked at it a few years ago and found it overwhelming. It seemed overly complicated, hard to parse and not easily actionable. In the years since I am more able to make sense of it, but it's taking work. Some of the challen...
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It's the little things | An Innovation on User Stories that matters
One of the great things about working at Aconex is that no two teams work in an identical way. Each team has it's own methods and techniques that it has developed. We try to share good practices across the teams in various forums and channels, but that just...
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Assessing your Client's Agility - An Agility Questionnaire
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Over time I have been involved in quite a number of ‘agile’ projects, some that worked and some that didn’t, and some that involve a u-turn

Knowledge Management in Projects – It’s stuck in the 80s
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Around this time last year, the UKs Association for Project Management (APM) Knowledge SIG held its first Courageous Conversation event, and

Installing Scrum the hard way - 12 months on
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Installing scrum - the hard way A year ago I joined a new team, my goal was to introduce this team to Agile methods and approaches to softwa

Problems I have with SAFe-style WSJF
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I think it's a good thing that SAFe has meant WSJF is more widely known, specifically the following concepts: Consideration of duration (pro

#pmFlashBlog: What project management means to me
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Requiem for the Project Manager The business case? Not my job... the business does that. Requirements? Not my job... the business analyst do

Collaboration. Dancing and Contributing.
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This slide deck talks about Cockburn's article Collaboration: the Dance of Contribution. I put it together to bracket a pair of workshop act

Meddlers game; Designing Agile Organsiations
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There is an initial set-up round per the original rule set; I then work in 5-8 minute rounds; At the end of each round I call out an event f

RSS and auto-post on Google+ Page - Google Product Forums
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RSS and auto-post on Google+ Page, Toby S. 28/11/11 15:30, In response to a number of questions on the topic: There is currently no way to a

Blasphemy! They Call It Scrum! » Agile Trail
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by Bernd Schiffer Posted on 27/03/2013. Would you still call it a tulip? Assume a perfect Scrum implementation. All artefacts, all meetings,

What do you mean when you say "Agile"?
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The word “Agile” can trick us into believing that we are talking about the same thing when we are actually not. Here are a few interpretatio

What the world needs now is another (Agile) consultancy
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It's been months of discussions, and litres of beer, wine and coffee, but finally we are doing it. A number of colleagues of mine in the Mel

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Think Like an Expert. If we acknowledge that expert practitioners actually think differently about situations than novices, then is there a

Better Projects: Building Business Solutions by Ronn Ross and Gladys Lam...
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Ron Ross and Gladys Lam have written an important book for the business analyst community. It aims to get business analysts out of the techn

Choosing your Scrum team - Attributes critical to creating great teams »...
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There is a movement in IT recruiting circles to try and locate so-called ‘rock-star’ developers. Temperamental, attention-seeking and arroga

YouTube - Agile In Practice: StoryCards/User Stories
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