Achieving a work-life balance

Davina Sirisena Blog

Five years ago, I co-started a startup: Agilesphere. Agilesphere is a consultancy that specialises in digital transformation. We’ve grown really quickly, have lots of interesting work and now have over a hundred consultants out delivering for our clients. In the early days, we did pretty much everything ourselves in terms of running the business, but now we’ve got a great …

Delivery increments and the Procrustean time box

Tom Ayerst Blog

Iteration-based delivery processes like Scrum usually deliver in two-week batches, but often our stories don’t fit this structure and we solve this by arbitrarily cutting up stories or stretching them across multiple iterations. As Scrum is probably the best known iteration-based process and I’ve seen it implemented in multiple teams, I’ll use it as an example. What does Scrum look …

Creating user-tested designs: a whistle stop tour

Hiren Shah Blog

At Agilesphere, we help our clients deliver while constantly learning, adapting and having fun. From digitising public services on large government projects to making sure our clients are meeting the Digital Service Standard, user needs are taken into account from start to finish. An essential part of each and every project we work on is user research. Why user research …

Creating user-tested designs, properly

Hiren Shah White paper

One thing government IT projects do well (compared to the private sector) is focus on user research. User research is an essential part of Agilesphere projects and is led by user needs – letting the product develop into its rightful state. Effective user research requires efficient designs for user testing. In order to create user tested designs from the user …