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How will WFH affect our ability to be Agile?

The most efficient and effective method of conveying information to and within a development team is face-to-face conversation. Read more...

Agile software implementations – Get back to the basics

‘It may quack like a duck and walk like a duck, but is it a duck?’. Many of us are familiar with the above anecdote. My take on it, especially when it comes to agile implementations, is usually the opposite. It may look like agile, the right vocabulary is being used and the events of scrum or some other framework may be happening but alas it is not agile. Read more...

Post-pandemic, can working from home become the new norm for Agile teams?

The Covid-19 pandemic has forced far-reaching changes in the workplace, not least of which is the almost universal requirement to work from home. Read more...

Working on a Team Project: Teamwork makes the Dream work

As an iOS developer intern participating in the DVT graduate programme, we have a lot to learn. We spent the first three months working on our own personal projects which were exciting. The personal projects came from ideas we each thought of and hoped to make something out of, but we did not just jump into them. Within the programme, we were taught many things in workshops, discussions and articles from which we could draw useful and relevant experiences and skills for our personal projects. Read more...

Is there a role for a business analyst in an Agile environment?

This question has been asked several times before, and various answers have been advanced to settle this matter. A short answer is ‘Yes’. But, unfortunately, this answer is not good enough to the ‘naysayers’, who think a business analyst has no place in Agile teams. Read more...