AntonyMarcano

15 Flips | 3 Magazines | 1 Following | 3 Followers | @antonymarcano | Antony Marcano has spent the better part of 20 years in technology and innovation. As one of only a handful of people with over 13 years experience of Agile methodologies (before they were called "Agile"), Antony now spends much of his time advising, coaching, consulting and guiding organisations in innovation, lean & agile values and culture, agile product development and agile software-engineering practices. Alongside his regular work, Antony has held the position of Technical Editor for Better Software magazine, speaks at industry conferences and is a regular guest lecturer on "Agile Methods" at Oxford University.

It starts with a story…

If agility to you means maximising the opportunity of realising value early & often while rapidly adapting and responding to market feedback then …

Life lessons from an ad man

Advertising adds value to a product by changing our perception, rather than the product itself. Rory Sutherland makes the daring assertion that a …

Simplifying complexity

Ecologist Eric Berlow doesn't feel overwhelmed when faced with complex systems. He knows that more information can lead to a better, simpler …

Paranoid Android's HALO - Overview

Phonebloks

MARTA – Risk Management… beyond mitigation

In a previous rant about the misuse of the term mitigate in the context of risk management I listed the following strategies (I call them MARTA) for …

Your Company Values What?

I’ve recently given some time to think about company values on behalf of a client. In my research, I have looked through the stated …

Old Favourite: QA / Testing – what’s the difference?

Software is<p>about the only industryone of the few industries that lumps testing and QA under one banner. It’s one of those things where common misuse …

Software Pottery

<i>“Building software”</i> is a phrase I hear used time and again. Indeed, many do still think of software development as akin to construction. Modern …

This is not a manifesto: Valuing Throughput over Utilisation

In a previous article, This is not a manifesto, I expressed the values I hold as a software development team member. Today, I’m going to talk about …

What do special forces teams have in common with agile teams?

In 2008, I wrote an article for Better Software Magazine…<p><i>“Few would think that Special Forces tactics bear any relation to software project teams.</i> …

This is not a manifesto

Recently, I had cause to ponder the values I hold as a member of a software development team. Values that, alongside other values I hold, drive my …

Making the right things vs. Making things right

Recently, David Anderson wrote of how he disagrees with the idea of focusing more on ‘doing the right thing’ than ‘doing things right’.…we’ve heard a …

Slow is Smooth–Smooth is Fast

A few years ago, to explain what goes wrong for many organisations that “go agile”, I wrote an article called “Putting the Kart before the Horse” …