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Marina Garrison has been successfully delivering projects for over 15 years. She has worked on projects for small businesses, law firms, credit unions, technology startups, publicly traded companies, BC Hydro, Accenture and Interior Health Authority.

Scrum and Legacy Applications

2019-05-26T13:52:58-08:00April 25th, 2019|Agile|

While Scrum can be used in any environment, using it for development of a legacy system is particularly difficult.  While the development team may be open to transitioning to Scrum, the team will encounter problems at all stages of development - from requirements management through to testing. First, the product owner is likely to have a list [...]

What is Agile?

2019-05-26T13:54:01-08:00February 1st, 2019|Agile|

In today’s organizations, there is a belief all projects could benefit from being agile, and agility will bring the dual benefits of speed and lower costs.  This is often not the case.  Agile methodology has a lot of overhead including the various ceremonies that are required each day and each sprint. By the time you factor this [...]

Agile is a Verb

2019-05-26T13:54:56-08:00June 19th, 2017|Agile|

What is agile? Agile is often misunderstood. Agile (with a capital A) is a group of methodologies including Scrum, Kanban and XP. But can you still be “agile” (little “a”) without using a specific Agile methodology? The answer is yes and there is a just as much value in being “agile” as  doing “Agile”. So what does [...]