So, you’ve just learned about agile practices and the agile mindset and you’re excited about shifting to an agile way of working. Great! You’re going to (eventually) love the difference it makes in productivity, customer satisfaction, and team morale. But… it is all too common for the initial…
One of the quintessential things about being agile is that you get to have a story wall. Increasingly the team are not co-located, so they keep their wall online. Hopefully, though it is still visible to the whole team, so they can all see where things are at, where the bottlenecks are, etc. Thi…
Webinar: Agile Fundamentals
So you're new to the agile world and you're excited to see how this way of thinking and working can benefit you, your team and your business. The agile approach promises faster delivery of better quality solutions with less time and money wasted. But where do you start?This free webinar will…
I’ve been teaching a number of agile courses lately and working with some teams around the world kicking off their agile projects, and I find a common challenge that teams are facing is defining "done" for their stories. The Agile Manifesto has as one of its core values “we value working software…
Software Education (SoftEd) are pleased to announce the appointment of David Mantica as Vice President and General Manager in the U. S.  Mr Mantica has extensive experience in the education and technology sectors, including most recently as Chief Revenue Office for Revibe Technologies and as General…
I’m always a little wary of meeting my heroes.   To be frank, I’m rather scared that I’m going to end up disappointed. Meeting Jeff Patton, however, was certainly an entirely different experience.   Jeff is gracious, kind, considered and self-effacing.   An all-round nice guy.   Not to mention hi…
Software Education (SoftEd) are pleased to announce the launch of a new advisory services business. Operating from August, the business will also provide services in organisational strategy and design, agile delivery, portfolio management and product/service design.  Managing Director, Martyn Jone…
I have just written a couple of articles on bad decisions and I seem to be getting a little carried away with the idea (the articles are here and here). But I have been focusing on how to avoid or learn from mistakes. This is a little one-sided, so I thought I would balance things out by exploring…
Accelerating Business Agility
SoftEd's John Dobbin discusses the importance of business agility in creating learning centric organisations that a responsive to change.  Watch the video above.  
 In order to survive and thrive in today’s volatile and unpredictable market conditions, many progressive businesses are turning traditional ways of organising people and work on their head. In the most profound revolution of managerial thought in 200 years, concepts that were until recently deemed…
 Design sprints are often confused for a brainstorming session where teams try to problem-solve as a group by throwing ideas around. But this is not the case. A design sprint is far more effective than traditional brainstorming. It brings more expertise to bear on the problem, including busine…
Whiteboard session: Success trade-off sliders
Success trade-off sliders give you a holistic approach to managing project constraints such as scope, time, cost, quality, stakeholder satisfaction and team happiness.   SoftEd's Andy van der Gugten provides examples of sliders you can use with your team to define project success.  Watch the video…


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