Technology, WEB

The Enterprise Cloud and why saving money isn’t everything

I spent an excellent couple of days this week with a group of CIO’s from some of the largest companies across Europe and one of the hot topics we debated was around adoption of the Cloud… what’s the business case for cloud? who’s driving the cloud agenda? are businesses ready for cloud? which applications are… Continue reading The Enterprise Cloud and why saving money isn’t everything

Process, Technology

Making Agile work outside of Product Development – it’s still about the people

A few weeks back I wrote this post on How to make Agile work for Product Development. As a build on that post I’d like to share how I’ve used Agile to successfully deliver ‘Business’ challenges outside of Product Development. Consider this scenario, there is a problem in the business and despite many efforts to… Continue reading Making Agile work outside of Product Development – it’s still about the people

General, Technology, WEB

Agile, Ultra Agile, or Anarchy – An inside look at Facebook Development

Around the same time that I wrote my last post “How to make Agile work for product development… It’s all about the people” a colleague sent me a link to an interesting and insightful post by @yeeguy on “How Facebook Ships Code” I found this post fascinating and I’d recommend you take a few minutes… Continue reading Agile, Ultra Agile, or Anarchy – An inside look at Facebook Development

Innovation, Technology

How to make Agile work for product development… It’s all about the people

Some background before I get into the detail, I’ve been developing small, medium and large ‘shrink wrapped’ products for the past 12 years and before that I worked on large multi-million pound in house projects. Why do I give this background? Well it’s to set context in relation to this post from @Martijnlinssen where Martijn… Continue reading How to make Agile work for product development… It’s all about the people