We are excited to announce that we have been named by the Silicon Review as one of the 50 smartest companies for 2016. Its been
As part of the IIBA stream at the recent Australian Computer Society Conference #ACSCanCon16, I explored agile product ownership and the role of a business
We get the best feedback from working software over documentation, says Alistair Cockburn when commenting recently on the Agile Manifesto. View on Prezi: http://prezi.com/x3dgayc1zbpa/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy&rc=ex0share And while
Is your team dysfunctional? Is their behaviour likely headed down a path that will destroy their productivity and collaboration? If they are, what are the
There are quite a few ideas circulating about what makes a good agile coach. Should they be a senior developer with excellent coding prowess? Do they need technical skills? Should they be something more? ZXM’s model is founded in contingency-based leadership and reinforces the need to take a product agnostic view, a non-software perspective, on how to support agile teams.
As an Agile Coach and Chief Scrum Master responsible for 8 teams in a service delivery program, when things went wrong, I found it really
When making the decision to adopt an agile method like Scrum, invariably the question about existing roles arises. In particular, I find that the question
“But isn’t that just doing mini-waterfalls?”, asked a recent attendee at one of our Agile Essentials courses. Scrum requires the team do all the same
We were really excited and humbled to be named in CIO Outlook’s top 25 Agile Solution providers in APAC 2016. CIO outlook has gained recognition within
In my previous post on Business Analysts as Specilaist Team members within a Scrum team noted, individual team members may have specialised skills and areas
Whilst individuals within a Scrum development team may have specialist skills and areas of focus, accountability to deliver the Sprint work belongs to the Development
Whilst Scrum Teams are self-organising and empowered, at scale, the Master Scrum Master (i.e. Chief Scrum Master) provides coordination and alignment to support teams’ delivery. In Government,
I’ve been working with a number of government agencies as they look to Agile methodologies to help them implement their digital transformation strategies. Governance is key
The team I was working with had a “great problem” – more work than we could deliver. However this success brought mixed blessings as the
This presentation given at LAST 2014 (Melbourne, Australia) and Agile 2014 (Orlando, USA) outlines ZXM’s behavioural approach to changing culture to become more agile based on
What does it take to produce results when using Scrum in a highly regulated, hierarchical, and often risk-averse culture like a government organisation? Here’s ZXMs top 5 tips.
Presentation at Agile 2013, Nashville USA. [gigya src=”http://prezi.com/bin/preziloader.swf” type=”application/x-shockwave-flash” allowfullscreen=”true” allowscriptaccess=”always” width=”450″ height=”400″ bgcolor=”#ffffff” flashvars=”prezi_id=4lepbbbgfxxw&lock_to_path=0&color=ffffff&autoplay=no&autohide_ctrls=0″]
PRINCE2 has been the gold standard for project management certification for over a decade. It’s commonly a prerequisite for project managers and is recognised as being essential for keeping projects “in control”, but does this make project management incompatible with Scrum? How do you put the two together?
On one of my recent projects, we were asked to deliver a new Information Architecture for a government website that reflected the depth and breath
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Often, when we find out that we don’t know something that may be important to know, it motivates us to find out more in order
So you’ve just finished usability testing in your Sprint and have a pile of changes for your agile team to implement. How do you break down the UX changes that are needed to make a product useful, usable and accessible, into smaller, bite-sized User Stories?
Traditionally, all testing, including assessing how easy real users can use your software, occurs in the very last phase of the project. But what if
It seems like agile training courses are sprouting up everywhere here in Australia. I seem to even be getting emails from places I don’t even
The UX Pin have produced a great infographic in an attempt to describe the differences between Lean UX and Agile UX. It’s a great look
How much documentation is enough for an agile project? Scrum doesn’t explicitly state what requirements are necessary to document during a Sprint or even throughout the project.
It usually happens this way. Adoption of agile methods begins with developers. This is because, according to the Agile Manifesto, agile work values “working software over
Australians are now the largest users of smartphones in the world with reports suggesting that up to 86% own a mobile internet-capable device . However,
This is looking to be a big year for Zen Ex Machina on the conference front. We’re hoping to return again to the USA to