What happens when you are a visual illustrator and you get invited to illustrate the Lean Agile Scotland conference? Well, it’s simple. You clutch your pens and travel north of the border (for the second time) to this prestigious conference to capture key messages from the talks in pictures. This year’s conference spanned over 3 days, with 67 speakers and four tracks of workshops/ presentations, so it was no surprise that the canvas was over 30 feet long.
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We’re in the middle of the Agile events season. Whether past or future, there are plenty of insightful get-togethers for the Agile community. We’ve put some of them together into a list to share them with you. It would be great to get your view on events you’ve attended and ones you plan to visit in the near future. Add your preferred events in the comments box at the bottom of the article.
Agile Tour London (October 23, 2015)
Happening almost as we ‘speak’, the Agile Tour London will feature 6 workshops and 15 talks given by 26 speakers. Sessions like “Leadership in Scaling Agile and Organisational Change” by Simon Powers, “Spicing up Agile retrospectives” by Ben Linders, or “How to train your HIPPO (Highest Paid Person’s Opinion)” by Ozlem Yuce make a good promise for a content-rich event.
The second instalment of our 2015 Agile predictions comes from Simon Powers, Agile / Architecture - Transformation Coach. Simon's predictions include the growth of Agile consultancy in 2015, and even greater infiltration of Lean practices.
2014 has been an amazing year for Agile adoption. The methodology has taken centre stage, not just in the delivery of IT, but as a proven management solution in other sectors, such as marketing.
As pure-play agilists, we advocate the removal of long-term complicated planning into shorter, value-driven iterative steps, validated by earlier customer feedback. So, it was an ironically difficult task for Radtac team members to look ahead into the next 12 months and share their 2015 industry predictions.
There are a few TLA’s (three letter acronyms) used in agile projects to define the scope of a product increment.
So what are they, what do they mean, how do we use them?
The following TLA’s are the ones I have seen used recently, there are probably more around.
MVP - Minimum Viable Product
MMP - Minimum Marketable Product
MMF - Minimum Marketable Feature
MMR - Minimum Marketable Release
The infamous ‘selfie’ that Ellen DeGeneres took at the Oscars has, at the time of writing, been re-tweeted over 3 million times.
So, always up for a challenge, I thought I would take my own ‘shelfie’ and see if I can get it to go viral! What do you think?
I was talking to a few friends some weeks ago about what “transforming IT to transform your business” was all about, as I have traditionally spent most of my time in Biotech / Healthcare / Pharmaceutical businesses. They then asked about change and we talked about Agile, Scrum, Atern, Kanban, Leans oftware and then moved the conversation into what change was really all about, I aligned it to making a Soufflé. One of them said I really understand that now, that would make a great blog…..so here it is….radtac, the best soufflé cooks in the business .
The challenges of making a Souffle are analogous to making transformation happen.