Publications and Knowledge Articles

Loyal followers, we have been busy writing … but elsewhere! Want to check out more of our content? Just click here. Here are some of our latest: We will be back blogging on Maykit Projects, we just need to get some of our publications out with our clients. Hold tight, and read you soon!

Why Agile Fails

Let’s face it, agile success stories are not in abundants. At Maykit, we often hear the sob stories, or worse “we are agile” rather… fragile. We’d like to highlight three common failure points and throw a safety rope out to aid your onward journey. Misconceptions – An easy way out. Limited process and no documentation,Continue reading “Why Agile Fails”

Half Time on the Sprint Line

The good, the bad and the scientific research. How to motivate your team at the halfway point. Daniel H. Pink talks in detail about ‘midpoints’ in his book ‘When”. A ‘midpoint’ is the point of which you are halfway through an allocation of time. This is somewhat obvious, but the scientific research behind it isContinue reading “Half Time on the Sprint Line”

Glass Doors Wide Open

This week we are addressing transparency. Why ‘Glass Doors Wide Open”? Because although you can see through glass to observe you need to open the door to have clear, open and honest discussions. We shouldn’t really need to blog about transparency, but as managers, teams and businesses when KPIs have not been fairly aligned, “stretched”Continue reading “Glass Doors Wide Open”

Agile Lip Service

If you’re reading this because “you want to be agile” then you may want to reassess your options. “Doing Scrum or even being Agile is not the goal but can be a useful proxy measure for effectiveness” – Geoff Watts The fundamental issue with with wanting to “BE or DO” Agile is often what leadsContinue reading “Agile Lip Service”

The Black Hole of Retros

Forgetfulness is normal. Especially for us aging folk, alongside the body and brain! Perhaps you walk into a room, look at the cat blankly and walk out? Go downstairs, put on your shoes and forget where you are heading? Start writing an article on the ‘Black Hole of Retros’, then talk about forgetfulness? Familiar? IContinue reading “The Black Hole of Retros”

Spice Up Your Retros

First let’s define a Retro (thanks Scrum.org): Retrospectives seem to be the first thing dropped when going through an Agile cycle. Is this because they become boring? there’s a tough crowd? too new? too rushed? can’t be bothered? Who knows! But it’s ironic, as the agile mindset is all about adapt and inspect. This isContinue reading “Spice Up Your Retros”