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The Times 'Enterprise Agility' and Agile Transformation

The Times published their 'Enterprise Agilty' supplement with Raconteur on the 13th September

Once again The Times, in association with Raconteur, have run their eye over the world of Agile in their 'Enterprise Agility' supplement read by over 1 million Times readers.

The Times Enterprise Agility supplement download

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Digital Transformation on Sky TV

Radtac worked in partnership with Executive TV and Collaborative Media  (@collabmedia1) for the programme 'Workplace Innovation' broadcast on @SkyUK  'Propeller' channel 189 at 10:30 on Sunday 10th July 2016.

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William Hill & Project Trafalgar: The Creation Of A New Betting Platform [Case Study]

William Hill - a name that all of us are familiar with, if not from participating in their gaming and leisure offering, then at least from the high visibility that William Hill secured themselves. One of the world’s leading betting and gaming companies, William Hill would not have gotten to where they are today without a high focus on technology and its continuous improvement.

A fair number of years ago, in 2007, William Hill was working on upgrading their website through a NextGen technology programme, using their in-house people. Despite the internal effort, the failure of the programme to produce desired results has led to the NextGen programme being shut down, leading to a £26 million write-off.

The objective of the programme had been to move the company from traditional legacy systems onto a modern IT infrastructure, allowing the company to become more competitive by being more UI and UX focused. William Hill wanted to offer new and improved services, and to respond to customer needs. While the target was ambitious, the project failed on delivering on its objectives.

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Scrum And Kanban: What Should I Use?

Written by Alex Gray

 

When I am training Scrum courses, I often like to ask attendees: ‘Is anyone using Kanban’? More often than not, a number of people on the course will say ‘Yes we have Kanban boards’. So I say: ‘Great! Have you mapped your workflow on your board, and are you applying WIP (Work In Progress) limits?’ To which the answer repeatedly is ‘No, we just use a Kanban board’.

What follows next is that I am asked to explain the difference between Scrum and Kanban. Which is when I normally get the question: ‘Should we use Scrum orKanban?’

Let’s look at some of the possible deciding factors.

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Radtac Becomes A Gold Partner With Scaled Agile, Inc.

We are very pleased to announce that Radtac is now a Gold Partner of the Scaled Agile, Inc. Partner program.

Our focus is to provide you with the highest quality training, consulting and coaching to support your Lean-Agile transformation in complex environments, backed by the creators of the SAFe framework® - now featuring the latest updates and information through our partnership.

Increasingly, organisations are questioning themselves: ‘We have got Agile delivery working at the team level, but how do we scale when we have multiple teams with hundreds, sometimes thousands, of people working across a Value Stream?’

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The Two Sides Of Agile

I’ve been carrying this bit of paper around in my bag for about six months. It’s a scribble I drew once while on one of ‘those’ conference calls. You know - the one where someone is talking and you are not entirely sure why you are dialled in, let alone why you are attempting to listen.

At the time I was trying to work out a simple way of showing different Agile adoption approaches and how they can so easily go awry.

So what in the world does this scribble show?

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#InsightThursday: Implementing And Making Agile Work

Agile is easy, transformation isn’t, as our CEO, Peter Measey would say. Understanding Agile - although this can be really challenging sometimes - is one thing, but actually implementing it and tweaking it to make it work for your organisation is another thing. See below a collection of articles around working with Agile and making Agile work (no pun intended… ).

‘Be Agile in being Agile’ - The Guardian makes Agile work

The Guardian shares in this article how they implement Agile, or at least how they do it for the Platforms team, as the different teams may flex the way they work with Agile. For The Guardian, Agile feels like the right solution for handling their 977 million page impressions per month.

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#InsightThursday: Why Adopt Agile? [Infographic]

We've shown you in previous #InsightThursday features that we're not the only ones talking about agile. In fact, we like to encourage discussion in order to find new ways to leverage agile for your organisation.

Today we'd like to share an infographic with you as part of our #InsightThursday series. Agile is not a new topic for sure, but it is adopted at a faster pace lately - not without a good reason. Organisations which adopt agile indicate towards clear benefits such as faster project delivery, better product quality, lower costs and reduced failure risk.

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The Times They Are a Changing

When the FT.com starts recommending agile approaches you know it’s time to sit up and take notice.

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Why Should You Care About Your Organisation’s Culture?

As a teenager, I used to row for a local club. I remember I preferred rowing practice on the river to the gym and dry land exercises. There was something really exciting about being surrounded by fast moving water, first using its flow to get to the end of the planned track and then fighting against it to return to the club. And then doing it all over again.

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