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Your business purpose: How to discover your organisation’s compass

Find out what benefits you get from defining your business purpose, how to discover what your purpose is, and how to embed it in your organisation.

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Choosing clients: Why it’s important and how you can do it

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Boost News: Tools to help you make a difference, direct to your inbox

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12 tips for writing a business blog even busy people will read

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Build trust with one-on-one meetings

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Choose our next blog post topic

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Haml in Helpers

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Using the “Who” process for hiring developers and scrum masters

This blog post by Clarion Coughlan was first published on medium.com. Hands up if you find hiring one of the … Continued

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Waterfall and why it’s not suitable for software development

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The case for organisational democracy

Check out our CEO Nathan’s new Blog post. Over the past four years we have worked to make our workplace … Continued

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The Board – Episode 47 – Scaling Agile

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The Board – Episode 46 – Agile Tools

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The direction I want to take MVP’s

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The Board – Episode 44 – Estimating

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Loving Evernote

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Working documentation – The perfect complement to working software

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Reduce risk by limiting work in progress

  Limiting working in progress (WIP) shortens the lead time for features. It reduces context switching and batch size, greatly … Continued

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Jim Highsmith offers a 2015 prescription for adaptive CIO leadership

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Don’t let ‘fair’ keep you from success

In software development, as in life, fashions change. In-house teams get dis-established and contractors are brought in by external vendors. … Continued

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The daily technique that will align your actions with your values

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Replacing the user story with the job story

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Nathan Donaldson – Thoughts, stories and ideas

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The Board – Episode 43 – Agile Training

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The Board – Episode 42 – User Stories

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The Board – Episode 41 – Velocity

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The Board – Episode 40 – Developing Cross-Functional Teams

In Episode 40 of The Board, we talk about: Developing cross-functional teams Some of the difficulties and benefits associated with … Continued

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The Board – Episode 39 – Is Agile the Goal?

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The Board – Episode 38 – Impact Mapping

In Episode 38 of The Board, we talk about: Impact Mapping Prioritisation and relating business goals to users and deliverables … Continued

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The Board – Episode 37 – Product Discovery Workshops

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The Board – Episode 36 – Designing Agile Spaces

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The Board – Episode 35 – Agile Fluency

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The Board – Episode 34 – Scrum vs. Kanban

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The Board – Episode 33 – Arbejdsglaede “Happiness at Work”

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The Board Episode 32 – Customer Collaboration over Contract Negotiation

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The Board Episode 31- No Estimating and Mob Programming

In Episode 31 of The Board, we talk about: No estimating Mob programming Full Transcript Gavin Coughlan: Hello, and welcome … Continued

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Start up weekend Queenstown

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The joy of timeboxed meetings

I can clearly remember my first ever meeting. I was excited about being a part of it. It was an … Continued

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The Board Episode 30 – Signs you are doing Agile wrong

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The Board Episode 29

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The Board – Episode 28 – Agile health checklist

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The Board Episode 27 – MVP vs MMP and CITCON

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The Board – Episode 26: Perceptions of Scrum

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The Board – Episode 25

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The Board – Episode 24

Happy New Year to you all. The Board is back for 2014 with episode 24 . Today our agile coaches … Continued

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Building for mobile first

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Agile Manifesto number four – How responding to change is testing a hypothesis

It’s been ten months since my  first blog post on the Four Agile values. At the time, I was transitioning … Continued

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Boost leading the way in ibeacon technology

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What does Lego and building high quality software have in common?

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The Board – Episode 22

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The Board – Episode 21

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The Board – Episode 20

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The Board – Episode 19

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SAFe Program Consultant (SPC) Certification

I’ve just returned from a week of SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework) training with Dean Leffingwell and Al Shalloway in Seattle, … Continued

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The Board – Episode 18

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The Board – Episode 17

On episode 17 of  The Board Paul and Kirstin asked Gavin about his experiences and what he learned at Agile … Continued

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The Board – Episode 16

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Online public services and Design Thinking for governments

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Research: The majority of mobile apps are being developed outside the U.S.

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Think Visual workshop

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Jelly co-working at Boost

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The Board – Episode 15

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Lost in translation…The Board

The husband of a member of our team mentioned recently that he’s been watching The Board and thinks it’s hilarious. … Continued

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The Board – Episode 14

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Why stand up?

Opinions on standing desks differ, ranging from extolling the health virtues to gentle mocking, but the team at Boost have taken to … Continued

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The Board – Episode 13

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A Death Note for social media practices

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Do you need a Scrum Master?

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The Board – Episode 12

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The Board – episode 11

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The Board – episode 10

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The Board – episode 9

Episode 9’s topic was quality on Agile projects, Paul and Kirstin talked about the following items: how is quality defined? … Continued

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The Board – episode 8

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The Board – episode 7

During Episode 7 Paul and Kirstin talked about User Stories: the why, the what and the how. They discussed all things … Continued

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The Board, Episode 6

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The Board, Episode 5 – The Product Owner

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The Board, Episode 4

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The Board, Episode 3

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The Board, Episode 2

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The Board, Episode 1

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Agile Manifesto number three

Customer Collaboration over Contract Negotiation This is the line that made me think Agile was crazy talk. Forever and as … Continued

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Agile Manifesto number two

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Agile Manifesto numero uno

Individuals and interactions over processes and tools This is a fantastic statement, mainly because it is counter intuitive to how … Continued

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The tiny Scrum

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From boats to Agile

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Explaining an Agile Coach to Mother

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Boost celebrates Halloween

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Webstock 2012: happy places, strategic creativity, and One Big Idea

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Webstock 2012: design and craft

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My First Sprint (with Scrum)

As an intern here at Boost I have had the privilege of working with a group of experienced and friendly … Continued

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IntuitionHQ wins Booster Seat 2011

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Data data everywhere: Pew Internet on social networking sites and A List Apart on the web design industry

If you like tables and percentages, you’re in luck: two chewy releases in the past couple of weeks are going … Continued

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User testing workshop for EYC conference

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Rethinking our Civil Defence preparedness

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Making good decisions about using social media

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Writing for the Web – same as it ever was?

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Reminder: EYC unconference this weekend in Wellington

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7 steps to launching with great web content

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Facebook is now the first step

At the end of last week I was in Westport, running a workshop on using social media tools for National … Continued

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Friday links: design, development, usability and more

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ROI for social media: the human measure

“Return on investment for social media activities”. It’s not a sexy phrase, but it’s one I’ve been pondering hard as … Continued

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Working with Git

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iPads, laptops, and social interaction

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Social media workshops for museums & galleries

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Custom application and CMS integration

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Hosting in the cloud

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DigitalNZ client library for ruby

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Writing tests/specs for existing code

On several occasions we’ve looked at Rails projects with no tests, or very low test coverage. Trying to write tests … Continued

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Extracting Active Directory SIDs with Ruby

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