Digital Services need Users

User Persona template

Developing digital services using agile approaches need to team to consider the users (and indeed the non-users) of the service being developed. I’ve been doing some work recently with a client and the Agile Business Consortium that means we’ll need to capture a range of potential users for a digital service that is being developed. To support them I created a User Persona sheet that can be printed out and…

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Agile approach – consider risks

Project Approach Questionaire

As part of adopting an agile approach to delivering your projects there are going to be a new set of risks which your organisation will face which need to be overcome. To support this the Agile Project Management (AgilePM) approach uses their Project Approach Questionnaire (PAQ) to assess the levels of risk throughout the project delivery. The questionnaire does not focus on the wider project risks, risk management techniques should…

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It’s New Year – time for a Retrospecitve

The 1st of January each year brings a flurry of new years resolutions – which have often fallen by the wayside by the 2nd of January! Rather than picking an unrealistic resolution, I prefer to follow a retrospective style review. At this time of year we tend to apply this thinking to our personal life, often linked to personal goals. Some of the traditional ones…..looking back at 2016 did I…

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Agile Business Conference announcement

Agile Business

This week I was lucky enough to attend the Agile Business Conference held in London where an important announcement was made about the DSDM Consortium. Building on their successes over the last 20 years in delivering support for IT projects, the DSDM consortium has expanded their focus to become the Agile Business Consortium. In recent years their Agile Project Management (AgilePM) and Agile Programme Management (AgilePgM) approaches have been utilised…

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Adapting to a changing environment

Maasia Camp

During a recent trip to Kenya, I encountered a range of environments and situations which highlight how adapting to changing environments can help you survive. One example was Leonard, a Maasai whom I met, whilst staying the night at his bushcamp near Selengei, in the Kajiado county which is a very rural part of southern Kenya. To give you an idea of how rural it was to reach his camp…

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