Category: Tech

  • 3 Things #Agile Teams Can Do Today To Improve #Estimates and #Estimating

    Over and over again I find teams and organisations that have a chronic problem with ‘estimation’. It is one of the biggest causes of disharmony and mistrust in organisations I have worked with. Many tout ‘agile estimation’ as a process to help address this  and in some aspects it is helpful, yet many teams still struggle. […]

  • Want 30 days of free #agile #coaching for your team? Help me on my project and it's yours. Pls Share.

    A little about me? I’m Mike Sutton – a deeply experienced agile coach with a background in development. I have built products, led teams and small companies, consulted with some of the biggest enterprises and helped  dozens of  teams and hundreds of  people to work more effectively. I tend to focus more on people and […]

  • Just so you know – #agile training is *not* coaching.

    I’m noticing a rather bizarre thing happening in the agile services space. Trainers – certified or otherwise – are increasingly adopting the ‘Agile Trainer/Coach’ title. In my experience, trainers are not naturally coaches. I understand one reason why – it makes them more marketable, especially in a market that is full of ‘professionals’ seeking quick […]

  • What happens on #Twitter when someone like #Mandela dies

    I was going to title this post – ‘What billions of silent voices screaming at the same time look like’ – but it seemed too dramatic. As I was about to release the pre-beta of my new app Hashies, the news came on the wire that Nelson Mandela had died. I wasn’t particularly shocked – […]

  • Why I am Cancelling My 10+ year Skype Account

    TL;DR This is a notice to my Skype contacts:  Skype (and others) have been spying on their users on behalf of the United States security apparatus for a long time. I do not want to be spied on any longer, so I’m closing my account, it will remain dormant and unused from today (15/July/2013) and […]

  • Moore's Law Requires Species Maturity.

    No, You’re not imagining things. That is a 64gb micro sd card. It’s smaller than the smallest coin in British currency (5 pence coin). Technology holds the key to our collective future, perhaps even our survival as a species.  But only if we are mature enough to use it. I still don’t have enough stuff […]