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 …

Creating the conditions for Business Agility

Hugh Ivory Business transformation

Organisations need to constantly adapt in order to succeed. At Agilesphere, we believe that (top down) organisations need to understand their customers evolving needs, and invest in the development and delivery of products and services that best meet those needs. We also believe that (bottom-up) delivery teams using user-centred Agile approaches are best placed to understand users needs and to …

Crossing the chasm and beyond

Jeremy Renwick Business transformation, White paper

The technology adoption lifecycle (Chasm theory) summarises how communities respond to discontinuous innovation, i.e. new products that require the end user and the marketplace to dramatically change their past behaviour to achieve the promise of equally dramatic new benefits. Past examples of this are fax machines, personal computers, spreadsheets and electronic mail. The original work from as early as the 1950s …

What is the Dynamic Systems Development Method?

Jeremy Renwick Blog, Business transformation

In one sentence, Dynamic Systems Development Method (DSDM) is an agile project delivery framework covering all aspects of change delivery from project initiation to benefits realisation. At the core of DSDM are similar principles and practices to all other agile methods: Breaking business requirements into small components – user stories Prioritising these components according to the business need Delivering, testing …

Agile delivery: focusing on outcomes

Davina Sirisena Blog, Business transformation

Collaborative working, when facilitated by an experienced delivery manager, keeps the whole team focused on an agile delivery. Agilesphere delivery managers keep people focused on delivery by involving everyone in creating and updating plans and prioritised backlogs. Working together, and then keeping everything as visible as possible, helps ensure that the whole team stays completely focused on delivery. Regular retrospectives are …