Agile day-to-day

So far I have talked a little about why we have decided to use agile at Dootrix and what the big picture looks like. Now I want to take some time to talk about the specifics of how it works day-to-day. Our use of agile is anchored around the principle of delivering working software every […]

Agile at Dootrix

Following on from last weeks article about how our agile teams operate at Dootrix I thought that I would offer a little more detail on the reasons why we chose agile and how we implement it day to day.

How we do agile

At Dootrix we run our software teams using the agile framework. In all of my previous roles as a developer, consultant or project manager a variant of Prince 2 has been the project delivery mechanism or choice. So, now that I run my own shop, why have we opted to use agile instead?

Mobile development sprints –

When starting a new mobile app development project isolating the features that really matter is very important. You do not need to develop an entire wish list of features in one go. This can actually be very damaging to your project in the long run. Read more about how Dootrix use development ‘sprints’ when starting work with a new […]

Give your team room to express themselves

Paul Boag, one of the founders and directors of Headscape, once said; “We specialise in sh*t projects.” If, like me, you run projects for a normal, every day web agency. If you do not always get the opportunity to be working with the latest cool technology or utilize the next whizz bang idea. If you […]

Managing Risk

Risk, in the land of project management, is anything that could potentially get in the way of your project going according to plan and being delivered on time. There are two types of risk; those that you can do something about, and, yes you guessed it, those that you can’t. Let me give you some […]

Boagworld Case Study: wiltshire farm foods

Posted by on Apr 23, 2009 in boagworld, project delivery, release | 2 Comments

The project I seem to spend most of my days on has recently had a new release.  We are really quite proud of it (it’s very pretty) and so I thought I would add  little note here so that you can all enjoy the frozen food goodness. Paul has just published a case study all […]

Solutions not problems

It’s very easy to indentify when something is wrong. It doesn’t matter if it’s a small one person task or a large project being undertaken by a whole team of people, finding issues is normally…  no, I would say, always possible; even easy to do. By spotting a problem you are nothing new. You are […]

Under sell, over deliver

Posted by on Nov 27, 2008 in management, project delivery, sales, team | 9 Comments

It’s amazing what we will say to get people to do what we want. Whether it be to win a sale from a new client, convince our boss that our latest bright idea is worth everybody’s time, or to just convince members of your team that this new project or methodology is really exciting, we […]