Posts Categorized: Agile

Rapid Prototyping with Henry Charge


Last week Henry Charge led a Lunch and Learn on Rapid Prototyping, the practice of creating HTML prototypes that can be changed on the fly instead of having to create new iterations of photoshop renders when aesthetic changes are requested by the client. Focusing specifically on some of our Government work, he introduced the concept… Read more »

Agile Marketing Methodologies IRL

Kanban Board Agile Marketing

I recently saw Ashley Friedlein (eConsultancy CEO) speak at the Adobe Summit this year, and subsequently read his article on Agile Marketing ( I’ve only been a marketer for just over a year, and I have been using the same Agile practices that he outlines since I began – “this shouldn’t be revolutionary,” I thought… Read more »

7 principles to enable Agile Projects through Enterprise Architecture

Discovery From Above

Most enterprises will now have experimented with Agile projects. Many projects are a great success and some fail to live up to the limitless hyperbole of Agile. One of observations I have made when working in several enterprises is that the fit between Agile projects and more established Enterprise Architecture function is not fully defined and,… Read more »

Wow, Valtech winners at the EPiServer awards!

We are happy campers today. Last night Valtech was awarded the prize for developing the best public service website, at the EPiServer Awards in Sweden. We’re of course ecstatically happy for the great work done by our Swedish colleagues and wish them the best of luck in the continuing development. This is not the first time this website is awarded prizes,… Read more »

A retrospective of the ODP Hack Week by NHSIC

The NHS Information Centre (NHSIC) held a Hack week on the 10th -14th October. They invited suppliers with relevant experience within the industry along to highlight various problems that they will face when trying to accomplish their strategic vision for information – the Open Data Platform (ODP). The goal is to build an open, easily… Read more »

Last week’s Brown Bag: Project inception phase within agile software development

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  Last Friday, David offered us an overview of the project inception phase within agile software development. David began by establishing the context of business-owned incremental delivery: business-owned, because the value proposition is determined by stakeholders outside IT; incremental, because there are often commercial opportunities to exploit by delivering ‘smaller and sooner’. When dealing with… Read more »

UX (well I probably mean IA) and Agile

Agility is the ability to do what you need at the right time and to the right level of detail, to be able to analyse enough now to enable you to build something that works, which can be implemented preferably into production in order to gain the benefit you planned.        But how about… Read more »