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Howard van Rooijen By Howard van Rooijen Co-Founder

Technologists who work in London are very spoilt for choice when it comes to user groups - there are generally more on in any month that any single person can attend. Unfortunately if you live or work outside of London - depending on the area - it can be a bit desolate.

Endjin are proud to sponsor Agile:MK a new user group for Agile Practitioners based in / around the Milton Keynes area.

The January meeting is on the Tuesday the 15th from 6pm – 8pm at Jurys Inn Hotel, Midsummer Boulevard, Milton Keynes, MK9 2HP

To be part of Agile:MK signup via the LinkedIn Group.

If you cannot attend the meetings - do not fear - you can still keep up to date with all the goings on via the Agile:MK Journal, Issue 1 is available to download by clicking on the image below:

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How to enable intra-business communication using user stories, BDD specs and a ubiquitous language

How to enable intra-business communication using user stories, BDD specs and a ubiquitous language

Carmel Eve

Many companies struggle to bridge a communication gap between their business stakeholders, and the technical team. At endjin we employ a few different techniques in order to help our customers overcome this challenge. These include (but aren't limited to) user stories, BDD specs, and a ubiquitous language. This blog focuses on user stories, and how these can be used to enable business-wide communication or requirements.
A beginner's guide to agile estimation and planning

A beginner's guide to agile estimation and planning

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In this post Carmel runs through some of the main principles behind agile estimation and planning. At endjin we use a lot of these techniques in our projects and this is a great post which highlights the reasons behind some of what we do. The key motivation behind good estimation is to be useful for project planning. There is a huge amount of inherent uncertainty surrounding estimates, especially early in the project. So, we shift our aim from 100% precise, or "true", estimates, and towards providing estimates which are useful and accurate. Carmel also runs through the steps in an agile delivery and release process. Definitely worth the read if you have an interest in agile and/or project management!
A visual approach to demand management and prioritisation

A visual approach to demand management and prioritisation

Barry Smart

Spending more time planning then doing? Struggling to get stakeholders engaged in making tough decisions about prioritisation? This simple, light touch approach to visual prioritisation could help.

Howard van Rooijen

Co-Founder

Howard van Rooijen

Howard spent 10 years as a technology consultant helping some of the UK's best known organisations work smarter, before founding endjin in 2010. He's a Microsoft ScaleUp Mentor, and a Microsoft Azure MVP, and helps small teams achieve big things using data, AI and Microsoft Azure.