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

Choosing clients helps you deliver on your vision and values, keep work in your sweet spot, build win-win relationships and create lasting partnerships.

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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

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Waterfall and why it’s not suitable for software development

The whole controversy over Agile vs waterfall methodology has been covered in countless articles and blog posts. Yet I still spend a lot … Continued

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The case for organisational democracy

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The Board – Episode 47 – Scaling Agile

In Episode 47 of The Board, we talk about: Scaling Agile Ways in which smaller teams can scale Agile Lean … Continued

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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

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Jim Highsmith offers a 2015 prescription for adaptive CIO leadership

Jim Highsmith’s article focuses on adaptation across the business, not just within IT. I like his idea about value versus … Continued

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Don’t let ‘fair’ keep you from success

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The daily technique that will align your actions with your values

Executive coach Marshall Goldsmith presents a tip that will help your prioritise your true goals consistently. Check out Nathan’s blog post … Continued

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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

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The Board – Episode 39 – Is Agile the Goal?

In Episode 39 of The Board, we talk about: Whether Agile is the Goal Aiming to be Agile at all … Continued

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The Board – Episode 38 – Impact Mapping

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The Board – Episode 37 – Product Discovery Workshops

In Episode 37 of The Board, we talk about: Product Discovery Workshops Different approaches to achieve the best results   … Continued

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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

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Start up weekend Queenstown

Queenstown Start up weekend was my first start up weekend, and it couldn’t have been in more inspiring surroundings. Having … Continued

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The joy of timeboxed meetings

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The Board Episode 30 – Signs you are doing Agile wrong

In Episode 30 of The Board, we talk about: Defining velocity (as discussed in Mike Cohn’s blog) Signs you’re doing … Continued

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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

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Building for mobile first

What is a mobile first approach? Instead of creating a website for the desktop first, then scaling it down for … Continued

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

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Boost leading the way in ibeacon technology

Apple recently announced the introduction of iBeacon technology. Wikipedia describes iBeacon technology as ‘a technology that enables an iOS device or … Continued

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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

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The Board – Episode 18

During episode 18 of The Board we talked about how we are putting our learnings from Lynne Cazaly’s ‘Thinking Visually’ … Continued

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The Board – Episode 17

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The Board – Episode 16

On episode 16 of The Board we discussed: backlog Grooming, switching up retros to keeping them interesting, how disciplined Scrum … Continued

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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

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The Board – Episode 14

During Episode 14 of The Board we explored ‘Does Agile mean no documentation and preparation?’.

You can see The Board Episode 15 via The Board’s Livestream page at 10am NZST this Thursday and 6.30pm EDT.

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Why stand up?

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The Board – Episode 13

During Episode 13 of The Board we looked at some of the challenges faced by new Agile/Scrum teams as well … Continued

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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

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The Board – episode 8

On episode 8 of The Board Nathan and Kirstin talked about Agile in China and the Scaled Agile Framework. We … Continued

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The Board – episode 7

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The Board, Episode 6

Paul Flewelling and Kirstin Donaldson hosted Episode 6 of The Board and they covered: Scrum teams, what they are, how … Continued

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The Board, Episode 5

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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

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Agile Manifesto number two

Working Software over Comprehensive Documentation One of the things I enjoy about the Agile Manifesto is it’s depth whilst remaining … Continued

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Agile Manifesto numero uno

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The tiny Scrum

A Scrum developer team is made up of 5-9 people. But what if the Development Team is only 2? Is Scrum … Continued

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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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Scrum, a beginners experience

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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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