Category Archives: Agile

Can agile save the world? Using retrospectives to improve volunteer meetings.

Retrospectives and Global Justice White October is leading the way in applying agile software-development principles to the work of a web agency.  So it’s only natural that I’ve been wondering what agile could contribute to my spare time activities too. When I’m not leading the Backend Development Team at White October, I chair Global Justice […]

Testers: an essential part of any agile team

I am an agile software tester at White October, I consider myself lucky to be working with multiple cross-functional teams. My interaction with developers starts right at the start of a project. We learn about the project and the stakeholders at the same time. I’m actively involved in sprint planning and refinement sessions, contributing to […]

Disrespect your prototype

In a previous post, Dave our MD wrote about the idea of disrespecting your backlog – he suggested it needs constant refining based on your changing business priorities and feedback from your customers. Doing this on a regular basis helps you to keep your focus on what your customers actually want and what is/isn’t working. […]

It’s not the stuff you do, it’s who you are that counts.

This post was originally posted by Holly Davis on Medium, 13 Oct. In her keynote at this year’s Digital PM Summit in Philadelphia, Nancy Lyons, CEO of Clockwork impressed us all with her insights into the impact of technology on how we work and how we view work being fundamentally broken. The technological revolution has […]

Digital Oxford Week: Our highlights

  Digital Oxford Week has taken place for the last few years, and we’re back again next week starting the 11th May. We started Digital Oxford Week to draw attention to the diverse range of digital talent here in Oxfordshire. The aim is to showcase our regular meetups and offer a chance for people to […]

Do you manage digital projects?  Have you heard about The Big DO?

Alongside DO PM, here’s another great opportunity to network and learn. The Big DO  is a one day event in Oxford aimed at Scrum and Agile practitioners but open to anyone involved in managing digital projects.  It’s a great opportunity to discuss, debate, discover, develop and DO – Yes you’ll be involved.  We’re telling everyone […]

Disrespect the backlog: half of everything you know is wrong

Chris Jones, our Client Services Director, once wrote a line in a proposal which I’ve been quoting ever since, exclaiming the stupidity of sticking to a technical specification that is six months old. That’s of course part of the problem agile solves – keep your backlog flexible; decide on priorities as you go; allow yourself […]

Oxford Risk Rating Online receives Financial World Innovation Commendation

      Following is a shortened press release. December 2014 – A service which enables financial advisers to closely match investments with investors has been commended at the Financial  World Innovation Awards 2014. The Risk Profiling Service, developed by Oxford Risk in partnership with White October, received the commendation in the category Best Risk […]