Thanks to the lovely folk at Radtac, I’m now a Certified Scrum Product Owner. Feel free to contact me if you need some Agile influence in your organisation.
The video of my Agile Yorkshire talk “We become what we behold: Sociology, software and Conway’s Law” is now available, for those who like that kind of thing. http://www.agileyorkshire.org/meetings/jameshullpresents-webecomewhatwebeholdsociologysoftwareandconwayslaw
I’ve just completed a great course by Geoff Watts, taken the test and scored 97%. Annoyed to get a question wrong to be honest. Anyway, proof is here: https://www.scrumalliance.org/community/profile/jhull12 So feel free to hire me!
Video of my recent talk at Agile Yorkshire. http://www.agileyorkshire.org/meetings/jameshullthepowerofno
A category error is when we ascribe properties to a thing that can’t possibly have them. e.g. your breath smells a funny colour, the number 9 is slippery and sly etc. The poor old story point has been hurt and abused since its invention. In Agile we understand them as a means of abstracting relative […]
I did a talk for Agile Yorkshire on the 9th February 2016 called The Power of #No, to discuss #NoEstimates, #NoProjects and other notable Nos. Seeing recent conversations on Twitter I feel a particular section is worth highlighting. I see some criticism of #NoEstimates to be semantic – the No doesn’t mean No all the […]
Thanks to Allan Kelly (@allankellynet) for articulating much of this in his recent talks on the subject. I was approached recently to apply for a position as a “Software Project Manager “. The job ad mentioned Agile a lot but also made a great emphasis on estimating, planning and traditional style project management. It has […]
Having been through the Agile mill a few times, trying what works and what doesn’t; some related unchallenged assumptions often appear. “How big is it?”, “how long will it take?”, “Have you estimated it?” The assumption is that estimates are required, and by having better estimates then the work will go more smoothly and we […]
The German idealist philosopher GWF Hegel (1770-1831) is one of the most important figures in Western philosophical thought. Building on foundations laid by Immanuel Kant, Hegel set out in a number of works and lectures his comprehensive framework or “system” linking together the nature of reality and thought; taking in philosophy, logic, science, art and […]
Is it bigger than Big Soup? Sounds implausible I know. In a recent blog post for Science Warehouse, I stated: “‘Big Data’ will soon hit the Peak of Inflated Expectations in the emerging technologies hype cycle and head towards the Trough of Disillusionment as people realise it’s actually quite hard to get meaningful, valuable data […]