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How Scoring Mince Pies Helped Us Understand Prioritisation Better

Last year, prior to Toni and I joining Radtac, our colleague and Head of Training Alex Gray wrote a blog about “How to Prioritise Using Mince Pies”, which you can view here before reading on. So, inspired by the previous year, we went on to maintain this new-found tradition while also learning more about prioritisation ourselves.

So, at the end of November we bought our first pack, a box of M&S Star Mince Pies but had to decide on how to rank them. We agreed that we would use the same scoring system as the previous year, the story point/Fibonacci sequence – 1,2,3,5,8,13,20 - 1 being terrible and 20 being excellent, and all the pies would be scored on: Overall Flavour, Filling, Pastry, Freshness, Presentation and Price.


Now don’t get me wrong, the M&S Star Mince pies were good but they were not quite what we had hoped for from Marks & Spencer. Which is why they ended up getting what would turn out to be an only slightly below average score, especially let down by the pastry and price. However, this gave us a benchmark for the rest of the pies to live up to, or hopefully exceed.

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Introducing Agile to Young People Starting Work

08-Feb-2017 12:05:04 BCS Agile foundations

Why I Believe Agile Should Be Introduced to All Young People Starting Work

Just as a disclaimer, this is my first blog and it will also be a blog about a subject that I am by no means an expert in.  So, this could very well be a very subjective opinion.

About Me  

Since I am trying to get across a message that anyone can be Agile, I feel as though it is important to give you a bit of information about me.

I started working for Radtac as a not-so-fresh-faced apprentice about nine months ago. I was relatively new to the working world, so I kind of expected to be a little bit confused at every twist and turn. The only problem was that everyone at Radtac seemed to speak an entirely different language. I cannot tell you the amount of times someone has been talking, and I was just sitting there nodding, thinking  “I have no clue what this person is saying, at all.”

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Event Spotlight Part 2: SAFe Leadership Retreat & Agile Foundations

26-29 May in Crieff, Scotland.

Radtac attended the first SAFe Leadership Retreat with over 40 leaders from the agile world including members of Scaled Agile Inc.

In 2014 Radtac was invited by the BCS, Chartered Institute for IT, to build and deliver the training for the very popular BCS Foundation Certificatein Agile.

To build on this success – and again at the invitation of the BCS - we authored the companion book to the BCS Course – “Agile Foundation - Principles, practices and frameworks”.

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