Wow it’s been a race to the finish this year. Although I’m sure I’ll be a physical wreck once the adrenalines gone and I can’t wait to spend time with loved ones, 2017 has been so fulfilling for growing Nimble and we don’t want it to end!
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At the start of the year, we met up with the software team at award-winning, Manchester-based consultancy Shield Safety Group. For those of you who don't know Shield Safety, they are one of the UK’s leading providers of Food, Fire, and Health & Safety services and software, providing businesses of all shapes and sizes with software and support to manage the complexity of compliance responsibilities.
By now most workplaces around the UK are winding down, code freezing or already finished for Christmas. With that in mind, we thought it apt to share our reflections on 2016 from a Nimble perspective.
So.... just short of a year and I'm leaving the Home Office. It's been a really fun, challenging and incredibly productive journey, growing a start up from scratch in the Public Sector.
Chris was delighted to be asked to share his experiences at the increasingly popular Agile Yorkshire in Leeds. Watch the video here.
In most organisation these days we acknowledge that self organising teams are a good thing. This hasn't been the case over time. Every team wasn't born as a collection of empowered decision makers, they've all been on a journey. This journey begins when that team first forms.
Last Summer I did something that I’d been thinking about for a while. I left my permanent job role, set up my own limited company and decided to go contracting. Many people do this. Set up a trading name, get a company number and use this new entity to invoice, pay VAT etc. Because the name is only needed for this sort of purpose, it isn’t normally cosmetic or brand focused, nor does it need to be...