Evan's book reviews

I read a lot - not all of it related to agile or business management, but enough. Below are some of the important books that have shaped my thinking (and writing). Not all of them a great (as you can see from my ranking), but they all contain some interesting ideas. This group of reviews will focus on those books that relate to technical practices.…

Presentation Karaoke

Something a little bit different. There's a great exercise for conference speakers to practice their craft - Presentation Karaoke.…

Bonus idea for the week - Forget the RACI

A short post for a short week. Very simply, **Forget the RACI**. For too long managers have been beholden to the RACI. A detailed list of people who are accountable and responsible for the project and to whom the project must consult and inform.…

Evan's book reviews

I read a lot - not all of it related to agile or business management, but enough. Below are some of the important books that have shaped my thinking (and writing). Not all of them a great (as you can see from my ranking), but they all contain some interesting ideas. This group of reviews will focus on those books that relate to people practices.…

How to manage working on multiple projects simultaneously?

An agile anti-pattern that I see, all too often, is when a single team is working on multiple projects (or for multiple clients) simultaneously and switching between them frequently. This usually comes in the form of 'how do we manage our workload and show progress to our clients when we are working on more than one project?'…

Starting with Kanban

So you’ve heard about this Kanban thing and want to know where to start, or maybe you’ve been using it for a while and you want to know where to go. In this hands-on workshop, we'll start at the very beginning and teach you how to build a Value Stream Map and use that to define your inital Kanban and WIP limits. If these terms don't make sense to you, then you need to come to this workshop.…