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Why 'Agile' Business Transformation (White paper included)

To keep pace with an ever-changing  business environment and with increasing business challenges, organisations are faced with the need to transform. However, the transformation itself isn't enough - it has to be successful, effective, and ensure growth and competitivity. How can this be achieved?

Peter Measey, CEO of Radtac and Agile expert, builds on his 20+ years of experience with Agile, in order to provide you with a deeper understanding of Agile business transformation - what it is, why you need it, and what difference it is going to make. The learnings are captured in a series of white papers on Agile Business Transformation, with the first one looking at the 'why' in Agile Business Transformation.

The below is an extract from the Why 'Agile' Business Transformation white paper.

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Agile Awards 2016: Agile Consultancy of the Year (Enterprise)

As 2016 is almost over, we want to take a moment and look back at the Agile Awards 2016, where, with great honour, we have received the ‘Agile Consultancy of the Year (Enterprise)’ award.


The Agile Awards ceremony is a ‘celebration of global Agile talent and achievement’,  recognising the merits of individuals, teams, and organisations who have had outstanding results with Agile. We’ve been extremely honoured to receive the award, and would like to thank Barclays for giving us the opportunity to work together on their Agile transformation. Thanks to a great collaboration, we are now both in a place where our achievements together have stood out among a notable competition.


We’d like to congratulate all winners and participants of the 2016 Agile Awards: thank you for all your contribution to the Agile community, and for helping keep up great professional standards!


This year’s awards ceremony marks the third consecutive time Radtac has been awarded in the last three years, directly or in collaboration with our clients, which makes us turn around to you and thank you. Thank you for choosing us and thank you for achieving excellent results together.

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A Look Back at Radtac’s Website Redesign (2016)

 Before ending this year and moving towards the new, exciting challenges that we hope 2017 will bring, we’d like to take a look back at an important 2016 milestone for us: our website redesign.


Why is it an important milestone? Well, firstly, because we wanted to make our website more friendly for you. We wanted you to find quicker what you’re looking for, to browse through the content more easily, and to have a pleasant experience when using our website.


Second, as with any Agile approach where you inspect and adapt your work, we wanted to make sure our website reflects our beliefs, our brand and our identity. This is why we have turned to Brand it Guru (BiG), a creative, London-based agency of ‘Gurus’ that we have worked with in the past. The team at BiG have known us for a while now, and were ideally placed to help us communicate our message in the best possible visual way.

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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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