Peter Weare

Peter Weare

Industry leader in digital transformation. Passionate about delivering a frictionless consumer  experience. Regular commenter on getting delivery right.

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I’ve just started using Microsoft Planner. It’s a new online planning tool launched last month as part of Office365. It’s interesting that Microsoft have created such a tool given its investment in the bloated MS-Project. But is it something we should all be using instead?

Outsourcing software delivery capability has been a trend over the last few decades. Even outsourced Agile models have seen successes. However, with more focus on dynamic digital software products, rapidly evolving customer needs and empowered product teams, has the outsourced software model run its course?

The 10th Annual Agile Survey results are in. It’s amazing that the survey has been going for 10 years. Over 3,800 respondents in the survey this year really shows that interest continues  and successful Agile delivery remains high on the agenda for many.

So you’ve trained up the team in Agile practices, sent your programme managers and architects on a scaled agile boot-camp and you’re ready to deliver your largest Agile programme.

Are you one of the many large organisations trying to get Agile to work but just can't seem to make it scale?


Black Friday is an American tradition that UK retailers have jumped on this year. It’s a great new ‘event’ to create marketing buzz and get us spending on the high street and online.


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2014 provided us with a plethora of statistics and colourful diagrams explaining that Internet usage via the mobile phone was, as expected, on the rise. Proponents of the mobile website discussed its benefits and the popularity of responsive design, and how it cost less than developing dedicated apps. Google - with a 67% share of the browser market - announced that it would recommend responsive design configurations. Flurry Analytics - owned by Yahoo – stated, on the other hand, that native apps were increasing their domination of the mobile web, surpassing the direct smartphone web usage by a massive 68%.

Mike the Digital Retail Director congratulates the marketing team. And quite rightly so as they just had 1 million downloads of the new app. He knew mobile was the future of customer engagement and he's been proven right. Browsing is up, sales are up and he's got the budget needed for Phase 2.

Facebook adverts are the most popular paid social media. According to the 2014 Social Media Marketing Industry Report over 90% of marketers say that they regularly use Facebook to target their audience. I suppose it wasn't surprising then that a banner flashed up on my home page that really caught my interest.

One of our test specialist, Tahseen Syed,  considers how traditional testing skills can add value in an Agile development environment

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