Allan Kelly

About Allan Kelly

Allan Kelly has held just about every job in IT, these days he provides training and consulting in development management, processes & products, especially around Agile. He specializes in working with software product companies, aligning company strategy with products and processes. More about Allan at http://www.softwarestrategy.co.uk/allankelly

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Estimating business value: adding Value poker and Dragons Den to the Agile toolkit

A common piece of advice heard in Agile circles is: “Prioritise by value. Do the highest value first.” Sound advice, easy to say but perhaps harder to do. And if you know me – ...
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It is all X or Y management – and why Agile people should read Mintberg

In the last few years it has become increasingly common to hear Agile supporters talking about Beyond Budgeting, indeed, I was instrumental in inviting Bjarte Bogsnes to deliver at ...
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Does Agile require cultural change?

If Wood Allen was an Agile Coach Consultant he might say: “#Agile without culture change is an empty experience; but as empty experience go its one of the best” I sit in Agile conferences ...
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The Estimates Land mine – use and misuse of estimates

After posting my last post – Estimate or #NoEstimate that is the question? – I felt a little as if I’d stepped on a land-mine. That is to say I had a few comments and ...
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Estimates or #NoEstimates? that is the question

To estimate or not to estimate, to join the #NoEstimates bang-wagon or not, that is the question. Maybe it is a navel gazing exercise for agile-folk but it does seem to be the reoccurring ...
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Nightmare on Agile Street 2: Managed Agile

Blow me down, its happening again… I’m awake. I’m wet, its a cold sweat. Its the small hours of the morning and the dream is horrid…. I’ve been sent to Coventry. I’m ...
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Agile outside of software

Later this week I’m doing a presentation at Agile On The Beach entitled: “Agile outside of software development”. (I resisted the temptation to call it “Agile Beyond Software”). ...
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Nightmare on Agile Street

I’m awake. I’m lying in my bed. I’m sweating but I’m cold. Its the small hours of the morning and the dream is as vivid as it is horrid…. I’m standing in a clients offices, ...
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What we forget about the Scientific Method

I get fed up hearing other Agile evangelists champion The Scientific Method, I don’t disagree with them, I use it myself but I think they are sometimes guilty of overlooking how the ...
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How do I make testing faster?

Earlier this week I was the guest of a large bank in the City, OK Canary Wharf actually. They had their own little internal Agile conference. As well as myself some of the usual suspects ...
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