Agile and Lean, Government

Scaling Agile Practices to the GDS Portfolio

prioritisation on the portfolio

Reading Time: 5 minutes I have a second post on the GDS blog, this time it’s about a project that I have spend some time on whilst at GDS. I have added the full post below and you can read the original over here: http://digital.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/2013/08/30/scaling-agile-practices-to-the-the-gds-portfolio/ -o0o- Here at GDS, agile thinking and techniques inform how we do what we do, …

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Can personal kanban make my home life better?

Jamie Arnold's personal kanban board

Reading Time: 3 minutes I have been experimenting with Personal Kanban. I do a lot of things in my spare time, including managing a community website, running a photo blog, writing a book and helping to run meet-ups. Now on top of that put the other everyday chores, things like fixing stuff in my flat, renewing my motorbike insurance, …

Public Speaking

300 Seconds: A series of lightening talks aimed at women speakers

Reading Time: 2 minutes Back in February I saw an opportunity on twitter to talk at a fantastic event called 300 seconds. The event is series of lightening talks (300 seconds, or 5 minutes to be precise) on any subject aimed at women speakers. I’ve been looking for more chances to speak in public, so I signed up straight away.

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Minimum Viable Book: A book about agile, written in an agile way

Reading Time: < 1 minute Exciting news which I tweeted earlier. Amy Wagner and I are starting a project to write a book. The book will be about all the best bits of agile and we will be doing it in an agile way.

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Hunt and Darton: a model for an agile cafe

Reading Time: 3 minutes Hunt and Darton recently opened a cafe close to where I live. I was initially interested as good coffee two minutes away from my flat is very appealing, but a visit to the cafe revealed a bit more; a cafe in Hackney with an agile sensibility and the heart of an artist (a little bit …

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The benefits of agile approach: a short workshop

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post written by Emily Webber and David Mann Held at the BBC, Digital Bristol Week, was a series of talks, workshops and events to introduce new ways of working and best practice to the creative industries of the South West. We were invited by Kevin O’Malley from Connecting Bristol to run a session about agile development.

Agile and Lean, Government

The role of the agile wall at GDS

Reading Time: 4 minutes I have been a little quiet of late while settling in to my new job at Government Digital Services (GDS), but I did publish a post about the role of the agile wall over on the GDS blog. Read more it below, original published over here: http://digital.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/2012/12/19/the-agile-wall. -o0o- As Mark mentioned in his blog post last week, …

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Tracking Lean Projects: Cumulative Flow Diagrams

Reading Time: 2 minutes This week I ran a session with my project management colleagues, which centered around Cumulative Flow Diagrams and how they can help with tracking projects that use Kanban and lean methodologies.