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Agile Transformation in the Real World: Whitepaper
Agile principles were born nearly 20 years ago to enable businesses to accelerate product delivery in the face of disruption. Many organisations have been through some sort of agile transformation, but do not feel they are realising the benefits they expected before embarking on the journey. This whitepaper examines common problems, how to overcome them and discusses why a state of ‘pseudo agility’ could be the biggest barrier to agile value creation.Read More
Blog: You’ve Adopted Agile – When Will You See the Value
Here’s a sentence you’ve all heard: “We’ve adopted agile, invested time, money and resources. When will we start to see the value?” In this blog, BlackCat Co-Founder, Craig Barker will explain just that. Agile is not just about the destination; the journey is as important.Read More
Blog: How do you solve a ‘problem’ like agile?
Agile isn’t a plug-and-play solution, which you just ‘do’ to an organisation. It will fail if you don’t give it the air support it needs.Read More
This blog looks at why you need to lose the fear of agile methodologies and how with proper training, goal-setting, expectations and understanding, it can be the best move you can make.
Blog: What a Great SCRUM Team Looks Like
As you probably know Scrum is a methodology that enables teams to self-organise and iteratively deliver value. Today I am not writing about how to successfully implement Scrum, my focus is on what it looks like when you have achieved it.Read More
Blog: Using story maps to retain the bigger picture – once we have abandoned Big Design Up Front
Once we accept that Big Design Up Front doesn’t work, and that big version-controlled documents that can’t be easily revised and corrected don’t promote shared understanding in a team, then we’re ready to do Agile.Read More
Whitepaper – Product Series: Keeping Sight of the Product Vision
BlackCat’s Principal Business Analyst, Joao Ferreira, looks at the critical role of the Product Owner and their fundamental responsibility to deliver value through developing great products. But when a project starts to fail, how does the Project Owner get things back on track? Or even better, how do they avoid getting to this point in the first place? There’s no silver bullet, but there are a number of tools and techniques that can be deployed to give yourself the best chance of success.Read More