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How to Prioritise Using Mince Pies

I love mince pies. FACT.


It was a day in late November, and I was catching the late train home after a long day in the office. I needed a drink, so I went to the food and drink place in St Pancras International. I asked for my coffee, and was offered a Mince Pie for an extra £1. Ooh that’s a good offer, I thought, so I said ‘Okay’.


Whilst sitting on the train I sipped my drink and devoured my Mince Pie. The coffee was good, but the mince pie was average at best. Especially for a £1, I thought. Perhaps it wasn't such a good deal!


So I posted a picture of my pie to our Slack channel, and jokingly gave it a score of 6 out of 10. Our Slack channel went berserk with ‘You’ve had a mince pie - why have you scored it?’ ‘OMG you scored it’ etc. And I thought, well yes, I have had a mince pie, and yes I have scored it... I wonder how others compare, and I wonder which one is best!


And that is where it all started.

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IT and the Business - Separation or Collaboration?

12-Oct-2016 11:00:00 Business insider Business success IT Agile


Contrary to what one might think, IT and the Business are not always perfectly integrated. Sometimes, there is a clear distinction between ‘Us, IT’ and ‘Them, the Business’, when in fact these two should never be separated. Here’s why.

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Agile - The Key to Unlocking Your Potential (As seen in The Times)

Keeping pace with the fast-moving digital world whilst facing increasing customer demands has never been more challenging than today. Enterprise  agility  is the key to meet market pressures, ensure faster response to change, reduce costs, and stay afloat of the competition. The Times has dedicated its supplement from September 13th to Enterprise Agility, in collaboration with Raconteur.

Radtac collaborated with journalist Cath Everett to investigate the challenges faced by organisations, and how an Agile approach focusing on people and mindset change would benefit the business in overcoming those challenges.

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What We Learned During Our First Agile Open Mic Night

26-Sep-2016 15:35:22 Meetup Agile Events Community

On September 21st, I had the honour to be the host of our first Agile open mic night, held in partnership with HPE.

At Radtac, we think that by being part of a community, we can all share ideas, challenges, and learn from each other. We’re focused on doing whatever we can to support the community and bring our contribution to it. 

That is why it makes perfect sense to us to host an open mic-style Agile Meetup, where people would be encouraged to share ideas within a safe environment of friends and peers, whilst being enabled to grow and shine.

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The Agile Business Analyst (Agile BA) vs. The Traditional Business Analyst


When an organisation or a team are transforming their way of working from traditional to an Agile approach, traditional roles like Business Analyst, which were a phase of a traditional project, don’t simply cease to exist - they transform into their Agile equivalents.


How does an Agile Business Analyst differ to a traditional Business Analyst? Well, there will be a lot of similarities, but also possibly some stark differences.

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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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Upcoming Agile Events: Fall 2016

08-Sep-2016 15:55:52 Agile Events

Just like every year, once we're past summer, we are facing a busy schedule of events in the Agile space. In this blog post, we are listing several of these key events, where  we hope to see some of you.

 

If you plan to attend or know of other events, drop us a line in the comments section.

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Agile Requirements with User Stories

06-Sep-2016 10:30:00 Agile techniques & tools Agile How-To

This blog post will explain what Agile Requirements are, and guide you through writing and using User Stories.

What are Agile Requirements?

 

As we cannot possibly know all requirements of our products at their inception, it is futile to spend time creating a detailed Requirements Specification Document upfront. Instead, we should use Agile Requirements. 

 

Agile Requirements are requirements that are allowed to, in fact encouraged, to evolve over the lifetime of a product. We are learning more and more about our product during its development through feedback from Customers, Users, Stakeholders and Developers.  Using this feedback, we can regularly choose to add requirements, remove requirements, add more details to requirements, change their priority, and so on, to make sure our Agile requirements will deliver the most value to the business as soon as possible.

 

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How To Create High-Performing Teams


Often we talk about creating high-performing teams. What do we need to consider when creating a high-performing team, and how exactly do we do it? This blog article will answer your questions.

Can a High Performing Team be created just like that?


If you're in a project, and you're creating a new team, typically you get people from different parts of the organisation together into what you call a team. At the end of the project (which by definition is a temporary structure), that team gets crashed or abandoned.

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Why Agile? [White paper included]

28-Jun-2016 16:23:35 Business insider Business agility Agile

Whenever we start a course, no matter how expert the people in the group are, or whenever we engage with a new client in consulting, we like to pose the following question: Why do we do this Agile ‘thing’?.

 

So, indeed, why do we do Agile? Let's have a closer look.

Traditional methods - Waterfall

 

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