22 tips for managing successful Agile projects

In the past year I have run two large successful agile projects that have delivered software using the Scrum methodology to build a minimum viable product (MVP) and then transitioned to Kanban once they have gone live. The first one was the Metro.co.uk responsive redesign and CMS migration which was delivered on time and under budget. […]

How to use Atlassian Jira with Greenhopper to manage multiple Backlogs

At Metro our development project has multiple product owners who each have their own backlog and want to prioritise them separately using Greenhopper’s drag and drop interface. We didn’t want to create multiple projects to enable this and Greenhopper’s multiple backlogs support for a single project is something that had previously eluded me. Ade Shokoya who was our business […]

Planning for success when agile and traditional methodologies collide

As I previously wrote Metro decided to use the WordPress VIP platform for their CMS and front end, this post will detail how we set about the initial part of the project to give it the best chance of success. Initially it was pretty daunting looking forwards 12 months with the sheer scale of the […]

Build, measure, learn, iterate my vision for an agile future.

Recently I have been going through a process of looking 18 months into the future and as part of that have written a story of to illustrate where we are going and how I am going to help them get there. I thought it would make sense to publish this almost as a time capsule […]