What’s new in ITIL V4?

Brian Wernham Blog Leave a Comment

What is ITIL? The Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) was originally just a series of separate guides on how to run IT services. I took my ITIL certification 25 years ago and in those days it was focused on large mainframe computer systems. ITIL has evolved over three versions and its latest version introduces more modern concepts which further support …

How I became a Business Analyst from a developer role

Sanchita Chowdhury Blog

Recently, I’ve seen many developers moving to Business Analyst roles, just like I did. For many, it happens as part of an overall transformation of the role they’re working in. For example, a developer is sent to a client site and assigned to both tasks of gathering and development. So typically speaking, come the next project, the person is offered …

Six simple principles to see how agile your team is

John Michaelides Agile coaching, Thought leadership

There’s a growing realisation among leaders that just ‘doing’ agile brings no value. Instead, these leaders understand there’s more chance of prosperity when they’re actually ‘being’ agile – living the principles rather than cranking the handle. But as a leader, how do you know if your organisation is ‘being’ or ‘doing’? How do you know if you’re serving them effectively …

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 …

What makes an ideal scrum team?

Gemma Riddick Thought leadership

As Talent Acquisition for Agilesphere, I see a lot of CVs that highlight the experience of the individual, but not the softer, competency-based skills. This is the stuff that makes candidates stand out – things that are difficult to show on a CV. Over the past few weeks, I’ve put together the following thoughts on what makes a good scrum team from …

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 …

The difference between urgent and important tasks

Jane Such Blog

How many times have you received an URGENT email that requires you to complete a task before the end of the day? How many times have you spent significantly longer than expected trying to chase a response, only to have to chase and chase some more to get said task done? And how many times have you reflected on such …

What impact is the digital skills gap having on your business?

Gemma Riddick Blog

Currently, there’s uncertainty about the future of the UK workforce. With Brexit on the horizon, concerns about the widening skills gap are becoming more pressing. Many industries have issues with skill gaps ,but the gap in digital is profound. Our workforce already lacks digital professionals and graduates and the UK economy is increasingly tech-focused. Recruiting the digital talent we need …

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 …