Agile enough to keep pace?

Kate Cordell, Client Director Adapting quickly to changing conditions requires new systems and ways of working that help you move rapidly and cost effectively. But how do you transform without disruption? And what is the best way to turn change into a competitive advantage? The Waterfall model and reliance on manual testing can waste valuable … Continued

Becoming entrepreneurial: maximising the impact of your Product Owners

In Agile frameworks, the Product Owner is the person responsible for maximizing value, for example through prioritisation of development work, engaging stakeholders; and learning from the market and customers.  Product Owners formulate a crystal-clearvision that guides product development, involve key stakeholders, makes use of the possibilities afforded by new technologies; and develop features to target … Continued

DevOps: What is it and why do you care?

The term DevOps is a combination of two terms: development (Dev) and operations (Ops). This term was created as way of combining software engineering, operations culture, and practices to unify software development and software operations. The primary goal of DevOps is to strongly integrate automation and monitoring at all steps of the software development life … Continued

A market for change in the business sector

It seems that the word ‘agile’ is everywhere. Online articles, business magazines, and training companies are touting agility, as the way to immense profitability, productivity and general success.  But is it all it’s purported to be? And if it is, how do we take the theory – developed initially for the software landscape, and implement … Continued

Is this the key to success in the fourth industrial revolution?

What does ‘success’ look like today? If you were to tell a client the project you’ve been tasked with managing would be delivered on time, and within their budget, they’d almost certainly be delighted. Unfortunately, the chances are that would mean they’ve overlooked the need for quality, which I personally feel should be given equal … Continued