Scrum Master and Product Owner Training Sessions 2017

Over the past two years, we’ve seen a lot of Australian Government Agencies embark on an Agile journey as part of their digital transformation. ZXM has significant experience in training and coaching agile methods to government and corporates. We’ve led and supported over 500 people across dozens of teams in over 12 organisations in the last…

Dealing with Dysfunction: Agile NZ 2016

Asimov’s Laws of Robotics help man and machine get along. So, where are the laws that stop teams from hurting themselves either by action or inaction? This talk at Agile NZ 2016 in Auckland looks at adopting couples counselling patterns to treat team dysfunction. M

Silicon Review names ZXM as one of the 50 Smartest Companies for 2016

We are excited to announce that we have been named by the Silicon Review as one of the 50 smartest companies for 2016. Its been a fantiastic achievement and we would like to thank all our wonderful staff and clients for helping us achieve this fantastic recognition by peers in our field. The Silicon Review…

Agile Product Ownership and the Role of the Business Analyst

As part of the IIBA stream at the recent Australian Computer Society Conference #ACSCanCon16, I explored agile product ownership and the role of a business analyst when they move to an Agile project. I thought about how business analysts play an important role. In traditional waterfall projects they usually act as the link between the…

Beyond Lean UX: Making Enterprise Agility and Scrum more User-Centred

We get the best feedback from working software over documentation, says Alistair Cockburn when commenting recently on the Agile Manifesto. View on Prezi: http://prezi.com/x3dgayc1zbpa/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy&rc=ex0share And while some look at enterprise use of Lean UX to make us more customer focused with feedback loops, what can we do instead to make Scrum at scale more user-centred? How…

The 8 Elements of Agile Coaching

Lyssa Adkins has a well-known coaching model amongst agile professionals. I saw it last year when I was at Agile 2015 in DC. When I saw Lyssa presenting this model in a role play session up on the stage, though, I was struck by what I saw. Having a psych background, I saw her helping someone…

What’s the difference between Waterfall and Scrum?

“But isn’t that just doing mini-waterfalls?”, asked a recent attendee at one of our Agile Essentials courses. Scrum requires the team do all the same type of activity they used to do in a Waterfall environment — analysis, design, build and testing their product. I showed the person the faster feedback cycles and the anti-patterns…

ZXM named in the top 25 Most Promising Agile Solution Providers APAC 2016

We were really excited and humbled to be named in CIO Outlook’s top 25 Agile Solution providers in APAC 2016. CIO outlook has gained recognition within the tech industry  and its magazine leverages its extensive network of leading technology executives to share their experience and the best practices with the Enterprise IT community in Asia Pacific…

Specialist Team Members within a Scrum Team – Testers

In my previous post on Business Analysts as Specilaist Team members within a Scrum team noted, individual team members may have specialised skills and areas of focus, however accountability to deliver the Sprint work belongs to the Scrum development team as a whole. The whole team is responsible – whether its support for testing built into…