I’m really asking. community /kəˈmjuːnɪti/ noun a group of people living in the same place or having a particular characteristic in common. Not for the first time I find myself in a role where part of my responsibility is to support the development of some folk who are relatively early stage in their product and…… Continue reading How do you build a ‘community of practice’ without a ‘community’ that practices?
Terence wrote this post this week taking aim at the the pervasiveness of Post-Its in todays digital orthodoxy. He referred to the Post-Its on abandoned ‘agile’ walls as wallpaper. Sam responded with a lovely ode to the wonder of wallpaper. I’ve been known to take aim at the ‘blizzard of Post-Its’ (™ Charlie Stross) from…… Continue reading Walls that talk
It has been 18 months now since we officially started the project to build a new ONS website – the most consistent thing throughout our initial discovery, the alpha and now the latter days of the beta has been a commitment to the principle of being ‘user focused’. Over the life of the project…… Continue reading The challenge of ‘user driven development’
I’ve read a couple of great posts about ‘agile’ in the last week or so – it is like 2008 all over again! First Paul Downey strayed from the topic of lists & registers to contemplate ‘scope creep’ and then Nik Silver wrote about ‘getting partial value from partial delivery’. Both posts eloquently cover…… Continue reading Don’t do Agile. Be agile. Or something.
Somewhat amusingly in the week that there seemed to be something of a backlash against ‘agile’ development methodologies I embarked on a programme of study towards the BCS Practitioner Certificate in Agile starting with a 2 day intro course and then followed up with 10 weeks of work-based coaching and weekly study groups. There are…… Continue reading Learning the value of agile