Fimatix and Agilesphere Announce Merger

Jeremy Renwick News and insights

Agilesphere and Fimatix are today (9 April 2020) announcing their merger. By combining their complementary expertise, this move will create a leading Govtech and Fintech business: Agilesphere, a Fimatix Group company. The purpose of the combined entity will be to enhance the productivity of business and governments to the benefit of economies, communities and people around the world. Agilesphere has …

Minimising IR35 risks

Jeremy Renwick Blog

The chancellor announced last week (Tuesday 7th January) that the changes to the off payroll tax (commonly known as IR35), extending the 2017 changes for the public sector to the private,  will go ahead in April.   The review that they announced at the same time which “will determine if any further steps can be taken to ensure the smooth and …

What is a “Professional” Contractor?

Jeremy Renwick Digital skills, IR35

Agilesphere’s excellent reputation for delivery is closely linked to the quality of our people and the way we support them.   To ensure quality we expect a relevant skills demonstration from all roles; for example we set developers a coding test and ask agile coaches to facilitate a workshop designed to help people learn an aspect of Agile.  We also have …

Agile Leadership in Practice

Jeremy Renwick Agile Leadership, Business transformation

I had a great day at Agile Tour London and was humbled to have been asked to present “Agile Leadership in Practice” in the Leadership track of the conference. Drawing from my own experiences of leading Agilesphere and client deliveries, I’ve distilled what I’ve learnt (so far) I believe Leadership in 2019 is about inspiring, motivating and developing people to …

Adaptive Organisation

Jeremy Renwick White paper

The silos are out to get us! Over 80% of digital transformations have or are failing. There is a common reason for these failures which is that they fail to change the organisation structure to properly empower and support multi-disciplinary teams. Having spotted this pattern I’ve been working to understand why it happens and what can be done to enable …

The Agile Digital Services training course (AgileDS™)

Jeremy Renwick Training

The UK government has been making incredible progress with creating services that are digital by default, accessible and meet the needs of citizens. It’s now been recognised as a world leader in digital, topping the UN E-Government Survey index in development and e-participation. As projects in government are often complex, the Government Digital Service (GDS) has created its own Digital …

Key issues in tech ethics

Jeremy Renwick Blog

There’s definitely something about attending meetings at the Houses of Parliament. The corridors of power oozing history, the sense of events happening around you and the hint of a promise of a smidge of influence. So having the opportunity to opine on “What are the most pressing issues in tech ethics?” was too good an opportunity to miss. The big …

Scaling agile: What can I do before adding more people / cost?

Jeremy Renwick Agile at scale, Blog

When scaling agile, it’s important to keep front of mind that we are spending other people’s money. We should always think about delivering value for money from outset and be transparent with ourselves and stakeholders about Value. A sponsor will ask the questions “Are we getting value for money?” and/or “Can’t we go faster?”. These are legitimate challenges and as …

Why scale agile?

Jeremy Renwick Agile at scale, Blog

I’ve just googled why scale agile. All the higher ranked entries focus on “how” and “what” of scaling agile and are typically trying to sell SAF – highlighting the marketing genius that is Dean Leffingwell. The highest ranked answer that is relevant is a 3-part blog from “Adventures with Agile” that is erudite but doesn’t really answer the question. For …