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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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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A role for project managers and business analysts in Agile?

I was in Krakow last week at the PAM Summit of the Project Management Institute (PMI) and International Institute of Business Analysts (IIBA). I delivered a presentation entitled “Is ...
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Testing triangles, pyramids and circles, and UAT

A few months ago Markus Gartner introduced me to the Testing Triangle, or Testing Pyramid. It looks like this:If you Google you will find a few slightly different version and some ...
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To estimate or not to estimate, that is the question

Disparaging those who provide software estimates seems to be a growing sport. At conferences, in blogs and the twitter-verse it seems open season for anyone who dares to suggest a software ...
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