Can Agile help with predictability?

By James Shore Agile Australia Keynote Speaker 2015 It’s entirely possible to make predictions with Agile. They’re just as good as predictions made with other methods, and with XP practices, they can be much better. Software is inherently unpredictable. So is the weather. But forecasts (predictions) are possible in both situations, given sufficient rigour. How…

Kingswood College adopts Agile to plan school curriculum

As a global community we must think differently about education and the future, because the future our children face is fundamentally different from that of any previous generation. Kingswood College is using research into how humans best live, learn and flourish to create contemporary, future-focused learning experiences and programs for our students. The education industry…

Agile at scale: Lessons from the frontline at News Corp, CBA and Australia Post

Leveraging the benefits of Agile requires a corporate rethink, writes Beverley Head. It’s hard to imagine a more digitally disrupted trifecta of Australian businesses than News Corp, Commonwealth Bank and Australia Post. All have seen internet enabled start-ups encroach on their territory, and all are turning to Agile to provide a means to respond rapidly…

Teams in mid-life crisis, or, How to use psychology to help your team meet deadlines [#4 in a series on teams]

With guest bloggers Lachlan Heasman and Anton du Toit. In the previous post we wrote about how a team’s working methods tend to get set implicitly at the start of a project. Connie Gersick found something else about how teams tend to work across their lifespan, though. When the project is around its halfway point,…