Karl A L Smith

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Year: 2022

Karl A L Smith interview with LeadersHum

Karl A L Smith Managing Partner of Agile World Inc. interview with LeadersHum about the three strands of his work experience, changing the paradigm, changing the context (of working environments) and experimenting. He highlights key characteristics of Leadership and Leaders and…

NatWest Agile Transformation History

Ways of Working Agile Transformation at NatWest (The Royal Bank of Scotland) It’s about time that someone wrote up the history of this Ways of Working Transformation since the accounts in circulation bare no resemblance to the facts. I should…

Being Agile

To really understand Agile we needs to understand where it came from. Agile Problem Statements – what were the issues that agile was created to solve? Alternative to document driven, heavyweight development processes Throwing work over the fence Work around…

Customer Experience in the 21st Century and Beyond

InfoBeans interview with Karl Smith about Customer Experience. From InfoBeans:  In the podcast titled ‘Customer Experience in the 21st Century and Beyond, our guest Karl Smith speaks about why customer experience is so important and why it is important to…

Introduction to Agile from forthcoming Essential Agile book

This is fundamental to understand what Agile is, the benefits it delivers and how to implement it. Agile is fundamentally about moving to a trust relationship with staff and evolving past the industrial revolution practice of overseers for ignorant and unskilled workers.

Story Points are an Estimation of Complexity not Time

For those that know this about Story Points, none of this post will be surprise, but given the current crop of consultants talking about delivering capabilities and features using story points I think it’s time to restate this simple fact;…

2022 sorry I was busy in 2021

Hello, sorry I was away for most of 2021, although I published a few books, supported a global festival as CTO and co-founded a Public Charity, Agile World, I have somewhat neglected my blog. Well that’s about to change I’m…