Blog Articles

The dangers of a Big Guess Up Front (BGUF)

The way we used to deliver data and analytics projects was to do what I call the “big guess up front” (BGUF). Documents for Africa We would create massive data and analytics strategy documents, which took months to create and get “signed off” at a senior level in the...

Who should attend Steering Committees?

Be don't Do If you are operating under a construct that has a Steering Committee, you are probably not operating as an agile organisation. If you are not an agile organisation your data team will struggle to “be” agile and gain all the value that an agile way of...

Project Managers who have done standups

Often you will get somebody join your team as a Scrum Master who has in a previous life been a Project Manager. It seems to be the natural transition, to move from a being Project Manager to being a Scrum Master. In my experience they often make the worse Scrum...

The Agile Team member should know what they are working on and why

Feel the Buzz One of the things I love about working with a team who are delivering using an Agile Data way of working is the buzz that happens when they are doing it well. There is the buzz as you sit at a Prove It session and see the awesome things they have...