An Agilist's Tale Part 1 - Great Expectations

 A three part blog series about a history of agile told from our protagonists view. 

I’ve always been a methods nerd, most people won’t know that I started my career in the world of science working in a laboratory, perhaps that has influenced me more then I’ve realised.

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Alexandra Stokes
Equal Pay for Women in IT

I’ve never blogged on the topic of equality for women, in IT or otherwise, however as I watch my daughter grow up and wonder what her working life will be like, and see the industry I joined mature, as I mature, I realise I do have quite a lot of opinions on

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Alexandra Stokes
Personas: make it personal

I’m working in a digital delivery team at the moment and that means we are always obsessing about “the customer”. We talk about the customer needs, ensuring we are thinking about their experiences and we build features we think they will love.

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Alexandra Stokes
Team Happiness metric

My excellent colleague Glenn and I were exchanging some jokey emails earlier in the year about team happiness. We had asked our teams (we both have several agile teams) to collect their own rating of team happiness on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the most happy you could be - at their team retrospectives every iteration.

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Alexandra Stokes
“In God we trust, everyone else, bring data”

Recently I’ve been collecting metrics from my newest teams who are doing a brilliant job of transforming their ways of working to Agile. This quote from W. Edwards Deming “…bring data” encapsulates what has been by far the most powerful piece of ‘evidence’ I’ve collected about Agile being: Better, Faster, Cheaper

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Alexandra Stokes