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 etc). I asked the audience how many of them had a stable velocity in their team and about 2% of them raised their hands! Read more »

It is quite a rarity these days that the whole team is in the office for most of the week, but this week has been one of those weeks! We have managed to get lots of what we love done – computer programming. The team have got very excited about the HealthKit app that is now well underway! Read more »

Today is an exciting day! My new iPhone6+ has arrived!

I was a little apprehensive considering the size of the phone, but I can safely say that I am pleasantly surprised!

The 6+ is lighter than I expected and with the huge screen available, I cannot wait to get playing with it!

At McKenna Consultants, we are already working on our first iPhone6+ specific app, so it has arrived just in time for me to do my Product Owner approvals. The project is an exciting festive themed app, with HealthKit integration, of which I am “Product-ownering”.

I can’t wait to get it all set up!

It is the end of another productive week at McKenna Consultants that has been all about Agile! We have worked with three¬†Agile clients, received professional acclaim for our Agile work and are all set to speak about Agile at a software development conference! Read more »

It gives me great pleasure to announce that I have been nominated for a UK Agile Award 2014!

I am on a shortlist of 3 to receive the “Best Agile Coach or Mentor – Process”, for my work with McKenna Consultants on the EMIS Agile Transformation project.

Considering my nomination and the amount of Agile consultancy that I have been doing lately, I thought that it was about time that I set up my own Agile and technology related blog, to share my stories, hints, tips and some general Agile opinions!

The awards ceremony is on Thursday 20th November 2014 and I will be posting the outcome on here! Win or lose, it is a great honour and one that I am immensely proud of!