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Digital Customer Programme: Show & Tell #12 with Newham Council
January 17, 2017
Here we are - Show & Tell #12 with Digital Team, and the first of 2017. With a room full of refreshed attendees from the festive break, it’s time to see what’s been happening across the lastest sprint of the Digital Customer Programme with New...
The five day design sprint with Guy’s & St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation ...
January 11, 2017
At Unboxed, we are constantly running various workshops. But that doesn’t mean we know everything. We are always up for trying something a bit different if this will ultimately allow us to serve our customers better, so we never stop reading or ex...
Bridging the gap between Discovery and Alpha: Show & Tell #11 with ...
December 20, 2016
The first Show & Tell since the completion of the initial Discovery Phase, and the final of 2016, with the Digital Team at Newham Council. With the Digital Customer Programme now entering into the Alpha Phase, it’s a very exciting for the tea...
Digital Customer Programme Discovery Phase: Show & Tell #10 with Ne...
November 25, 2016
The Digital Team have reached a milestone Show & Tell in their Digital Customer Programme Discovery Phase with Newham Council - Sprint 10. With a buzz across the room, spirits are high as it reaches 11am – the time for the Show & Tell kick...
Digital Customer Programme Discovery Phase: Show & Tell #7 with New...
November 9, 2016
It’s been two weeks since I attended Show & Tell #5 at Newham Council, so back along I came for the next weekly session to see the progress the Digital Team have made across Sprint Seven of their 10-week Digital Customer Programme Discovery Ph...
Digital Customer Programme Discovery Phase: Show & Tell #5 with New...
November 2, 2016
Another sprint down, and the next weekly Show & Tell with the Digital Team in our 10-week Digital Customer Programme Discovery Phase with Newham Council. I headed to meet the team on Wednesday morning to see what they have been up to across Sp...
Digital Customer Programme Discovery Phase: Show & Tell #3 with New...
October 26, 2016
With a couple of sprints under their belts since last there, I went along to Newham Council a few weeks ago to attend the Digital Team’s third Show & Tell. This is the third installment of what’s been happening during the council’s 10-week Dis...
Digital Customer Programme Discovery Phase: Show & Tell #1 with New...
October 11, 2016
I spent Wednesday morning visiting the Digital Team at Newham Council, to attend the first Show & Tell of their 10-week Digital Customer Programme Discovery Phase. Over the last week, a small Unboxed team have been working alongside the Dig...
Event: Agile Pilot - How to deliver "stuck" digital products and en...
September 19, 2016
Complex portfolios of digital products can stall in development. It’s a fact of life. The vision gets clouded, deployment slows down, your team becomes demotivated and progress halts. You’ve stopped delivering. Or even worse, you can’t quite seem ...
Re-addressing the challenges to children’s allergy healthcare with ...
September 14, 2016
I spent Monday afternoon visiting the Health Foundry healthcare startup space to expand my horizons on what steps are being taken within service transformation in the NHS. The Health Foundry is a brand new collaborative workspace for people usi...
Shaking up early product development, part 2: The Minimum Viable Pr...
May 4, 2016
An MVP is a Minimum Viable Product. This is the smallest possible thing that delivers value and you can learn from. Your MVP can usually be thought of as your initial product; the first thing you try to sell to your customer. But your MVP can help...
Shaking up early product development, part 1: Using journey mapping...
April 27, 2016
We’re all trying to create a product or service that is valuable to our users. So it’s important to remember that the only people who can really think like our users are our users. Looking at our product or service through the eyes of our us...
Spanning the rift: Beginning your first agile project in a waterfal...
April 21, 2016
One of the first mistakes you could make is thinking that the transition from waterfall to agile as being simply a process change – a change from one set of processes and practices to another. It’s much more about your culture and behaviour. In t...
4 reasons why it’s wise to bring your developers along to business ...
April 14, 2016
Traditionally, the waterfall process excludes developers from being involved in “non-development” meetings. This is for a number of reasons. Primarily it was seen as “not a developer’s responsibility”, where business analysts/lead designers/...
Event: Digitalising Local Government Services
March 18, 2016
With ongoing spending cuts and budgets getting tighter and tighter, it’s becoming more costly for local councils to maintain their services as they currently work. Shifting these services to digital reduces running costs, increases accessibility a...
Guest post: Learning in Local Government - Part 2
January 18, 2016
Following on from part one in our ‘Learning in Local Government through Discovery’ series, part two is a guest post by Helen Gracie, a Business Improvement Advisor for Buckinghamshire County Council. We’re currently working alongside B...
Learning in Local Government through Discovery
January 11, 2016
There’s a lot of content available online about doing agile with local councils - talks, conferences, case studies, white papers, etc. A lot of content guiding us to knowing what this should look like. But what does this really look like in practi...
Event: The £50k Springboard
December 7, 2015
How to use the first £50k of a digital product to build the business case for the next £500k You’ve been given the first initial budget for a new digital product idea (or to overhaul an existing one). That digital product is going to be the one t...
Product Management versus Product Ownership
October 12, 2015
Agile pon de Beach 2015 - #AgileOTB
September 9, 2015
Planting the seeds for successful KPI trees
August 20, 2015
What is the definition of ‘done’?
August 4, 2015
If you’re breaking your project up into features, then make sure you define what ‘done’ means for a feature. Consider ‘done’ in terms of: Functionally Operationally Being able to be tested automatically Automated deployments Features need t...
Why should you have a zero-defect strategy?
July 28, 2015
Are you managing the right risks?
July 13, 2015
Why a UX-er and a Developer trumps System and Business Analysts
July 6, 2015
Webinar: Speed up problem and customer validation
July 2, 2015
10 things that make a great Product Owner
July 1, 2015
Webinar: Speed up stakeholder communication and sign off
June 25, 2015
How does the Product Owner role change everything in software deliv...
June 22, 2015
June 15, 2015
The Sausage Machine
June 4, 2015
10 Attributes that make a great product owner
May 29, 2015
Roundtable: Leading the transition to Agile in established media co...
May 21, 2015
Unstick your digital products
May 12, 2015
Event: Kicking the cobwebs out of your stuck digital product pipeline
March 30, 2015
Webinar: Offshoring Agile: Make it work in practice
March 19, 2015
Webinar: Why & how to include developers in business & design meeti...
March 6, 2015
Webinar: Spanning the rift - Advice for waterfall organisations run...
March 2, 2015
Roundtable: Digital Healthcare
February 26, 2015
Deciding how to deliver your prioritised project portfolio
February 11, 2015
Webinar: 90 days to transform a ‘stuck’ digital product that HAS to...
January 27, 2015
How to prioritise a blocked portfolio of digital products
January 20, 2015
Being lean in the NHS
December 16, 2014
Webinar: Getting to Beta
December 5, 2014
Webinar: Communication Ceremonies
November 24, 2014
Event: What is there to know about outsourcing?
November 18, 2014
Event: Digital leaders discover the 'new rules' of outsourcing - Ag...
October 27, 2014
Tactile agile for Introverts
October 22, 2014
Cognitive Bias, Product Management and you
October 13, 2014
The Outsourcing Dilemma
September 12, 2014
People Matter Most!
September 9, 2014
The Agile LEGO village
August 12, 2014
Is agile testing worth it?
June 13, 2014
Dever say Dever again
June 3, 2014
How dot voting can reveal the unexpected
January 31, 2014
Why failure isn’t bad, as long as you learn
December 19, 2013
Bootstrap, skepticism and a git tool
December 6, 2013
The Not As Short As Some and Not Late At All One
November 29, 2013
Dev News for Friday
November 22, 2013
November 15, 2013
The short and late one
November 11, 2013
Post Halloween Developer Newsletter - 4th October
November 4, 2013
How do you like them links?!
October 25, 2013
The blog post title!
October 18, 2013
The best dev newsletter you will read today
October 11, 2013
Developer Newsletter, 4th October
October 4, 2013
Dev Newsletter: 27th September
September 27, 2013
Developer Newsletter, 20th September
September 20, 2013
Programmers' day newsletter
September 13, 2013
Developer Newsletter, 6th September
September 6, 2013
On the 29th anniversary of Space Shuttle Discovery's maiden flight
August 30, 2013
August 23, 2013
Dev Newsletter, 9th August
August 9, 2013
By George! A newsletter! What-ho!
July 26, 2013
July 19, 2013
Must Read Dev Newsletter
July 12, 2013
July 5, 2013
All of the new shiny code
June 28, 2013
All this has happened before, and all this will happen again
June 21, 2013
Something wicked this way comes
June 17, 2013
Pre Summer Dev Newsletter (2 weeks to go)
June 7, 2013
The Week In Which Arrested Development Came Back
May 31, 2013
May 10, 2013
Five facilitation techniques for promoting Agile for government
March 12, 2013
Five Cardinal Sins of Agile that the public sector can learn from
February 28, 2013
Five myths about SMEs and public sector procurement
February 18, 2013
Three common misconceptions about Agile in the public sector
February 6, 2013
Agile Newsletter - 30 Oct
October 30, 2012
How do I make my Agile Team more self-organising?
March 2, 2012
February 22, 2012
Scrum not only in projects
December 5, 2011
Using baselines for effective planning
August 21, 2011
Pivotal Tracker Workflow
June 24, 2011
Dealing with a moving target
May 13, 2011
I'm a ScrumMaster. Huh?
April 15, 2011
Kanban in the Cape - Part 2
March 23, 2011
Kanban in the Cape - Part 1
March 9, 2011
Production Issues and 3rd Line Support Processes
February 25, 2011
Agile Tools for the Support Team
February 25, 2011