Karl Smith

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Agile Transformation

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. So let’s…

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;…

Agile Metrics are a Data View

Agile Metrics are a data view from several metrics at once in order to establish validated information from several aspects of activity. While this understanding should be common sense it’s not apparent from the numerous metrics being employed both during…

Agile does not Scale it Consumes

Agile does not Scale, first let’s be clear what scaling means, before I’m tarred and feathered. Some Definitions of Scaling Scaling technique is a method of placing respondents in continuation of gradual change in the pre-assigned values. All the scaling…

Agile does not Reduce Headcount

Agile Transformation and Change Agile does not Reduce Headcount no matter who tells you that, this view sets the scene for failure. Unfortunately it’s a lie, best left to marketing materials and companies desperate for work. People who make the…

Scaled Organizational Agility is the Future of Work in Agile20Reflect Festival

New Ways of Working Programmes are now quite common in major organisations, this talk and conversation is intended to offer a holistic approach to WoW. It is imperative to be holistic in establishing new ways of working as boundaries to…

A Scottish Revolution to Re Energise Agile

Regardless of the state of the world or futility that people may feel at this time something tremendous has been started in Scotland that is touching and building up people all across the world. The reflection at this point on…

Agile Transformation

The book about Agile Transformation is not theories but real consultancy refined by the experience of working in enterprises with both business and technology leaders and workers. It is aimed at decision makers and to everyone out there who has…

Designing for Human Experience Paperback on Amazon

This book about what I have done for a living since 1989 in Designing for Human Experience. Here have put together an anthology of my life and my passion for designing for human experience. I describe what I do as…

Agile World Market Entry and Capability Building Consulting

Agile World is involved in Strategic, Tactical and Operational market entry and capability building.