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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3 Styles of agile (part 2)

In my last entry I set out what I call “3 Styles of Agile – Iterative, Incremental and Evolutionary.” In this entry I’d like to discuss the model as a whole. Lest anyone ...
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#NoProjects – why projects don’t make sense

In the last few months Steve Smith, myself and others have been Tweeting a lot with the hash tag #NoProjects. We have independently come to believe Projects are a smell, they are bad ...
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3 Styles: Iterative, Incremental and Evolutionary Agile (part 1)

When I’m teaching training courses (as I was this week at Skills Matter) or advising clients on the requirements side of software development (which I’m doing a lot of just now) ...
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Still banging on about Quality

The last couple of blog entires have been a public investigation – personal think – about software quality – see What is Software Quality? and Software quality? Thanks ...
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Software quality?

Since publishing my stream of consciousness about software quality on Friday (What is a software quality?) I’ve continued to think about the subject. In part putting the thoughts ...
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What is a software quality?

If any of you have heard me speak in a training session or conference you’ll know I am found of quoting Philip Crosby: “Quality is free!”. Crosby was talking from a background ...
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Scaling Agile Heuristics – SAFe or not!

If I’m being honest, I feel as if I don’t know much about scaling agile. But when I think about it I think the issue is really: What do you mean when you say “scaling agile?” It ...
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Coach or Consultant? Agile or not? What am I?

I am: a Software Development Consultant who specialises in Agile techniques Or maybe: I am an Agile Consultant who specialise in Software Development. There was a fascinating thread ...
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Commitment considered harmful

Some Agile evangelists are very keen on the idea of “Commitment.” i.e. the development team “commit” to doing an amount of work within a time-box (normally an iteration.) The ...
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Three backlogs?

Now I know some people dislike backlogs – queues, wait states, work we want done – and I buy the argument. But the Scrum Sprint (Iteration) and Product Backlog model actually ...
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