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People & Process
Martin Hinshelwood (He/Him) nkdAgility.com

You are doing it wrong if you are not using test first

Many teams are struggling with delivering modern software because they are not building with Test First principals. Test First gives us the assurance that we have built the correct thing, that what we built is what the customer asked for and that when we change things we don’t break anything inadvertently.

People & Process
Martin Hinshelwood (He/Him) nkdAgility.com

Release planning and predictable delivery

Many organisations wrestle with the seeming incompatibility between agile and release management and they struggle with release planning and predictable delivery.

Agility
Martin Hinshelwood (He/Him) nkdAgility.com

Online is the new co-located

In light of the new normal and the last 20 years of technological progress, we need to re-define co-location as we no longer need to be in the same room

Discovery & Ideation
Martin Hinshelwood (He/Him) nkdAgility.com

Evolution not Transformation: This is the Inevitability of change

There is no such thing as an Agile Transformation, Digital Transformation, DevOps Transformation, or any of the Whatever Transformation that you can think of or have been sold. You can’t buy agility, and you certainly can’t install it. There is no end state, no optimal outcome, No best practices. We are no longer factory workers.

People & Process
Martin Hinshelwood (He/Him) nkdAgility.com

The fallacy of the rejected backlog item

To my understanding there is a frustrating misunderstanding of reality when one thinks that the Product Owner can reject a single story at the Sprint Review. This is the fallacy of the rejected backlog item.

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