I am continually astonished at the number of teams I meet who have not yet established a stable velocity! I was speaking at DDD North recently and I asked the audience out of interest how many of them did something Agilish. About 70% of the audience were doing something Agile (Scrum, XP, DSDM, Wagile, Scrumban… Read more »

In Part I of this series we discussed the importance of having a marketing vision and plan before embarking on your new App project. In Part II of this series we discussed how one would go about reviewing App store guidelines prior to creating your App.

Lots of people have ideas for mobile apps these days. Every week we get approached by a potential client who has no technical background, but has a great idea for an App! This is the first in a series of blogs aimed at giving a little bit of guidance to first time App inventors on… Read more »

We’ve been thinking a lot recently about how to work out if an Agile team is healthy. By healthy I broadly mean happy and productive. It’s not as easy as it sounds. Sick teams will sometimes effectively hide the fact that they are poorly from their managers as they feel that there may be a… Read more »

The topic of feature (or User Story) size is usually a surprising one for teams that are new to Agile. Teams are frequently used to working and releasing very large user stories. Although there is no definite “correct” size for a user story, my vague rule of thumb is that User Stories should on average… Read more »

As part of work I often get involved in security reviews for my software development clients. If you are selling software to a listed company (plc etc) or a larger privately owned company, the chances are that sooner or later you will face one of these beasts. Generally the security review is first presented to… Read more »