Tony Caink

Tony Caink

Tony is a Transparency Installer helping teams to understand their work and optimise for flow and fun. He recently moved from a five year journey at one of the UK’s leading Banks to an exciting mission to build something new and principled in a tier one consultancy. Just the latest step in a 20 year career focused on agile world domination. His family motto is ‘keeping the 1970’s alive’ and he enjoys nothing more than a philosophical discussion with his 12 year old about the evils of taylorism.


Based on the study lead by Gloria Mark (at the University of California, Irvine) the bad news is that on average it takes 23 minutes and 15 seconds to regain focus after switching to a new task. So now think about having not only one but multiple context switches in a work day, which is far from being unusual: the cost is just too high to ignore and yet we keep context switching, trying to multitask.

About Best Agile Articles Project

Best Agile Articles is a collaborative project of the Agile community to bring you the best of the best publications each year. Our goal in publishing these yearly editions is to cull through the many articles that are published each year and provide you with a curated set of high-quality articles that capture the latest knowledge and experience of the agile community in one compact volume.
Our purpose is twofold. First, we understand that it’s hard to figure out where to go when looking for ideas and answers. There are thousands of blogs, videos, books and other resources available at the click of a mouse. But that can be a lot to sort through. So, we thought we could be of some help. Second, we wanted to bring some visibility to many people who are doing outstanding work in this field and are providing helpful resources. We hope that this publication will help them connect to you, the ones they are writing for.
Our intention is that this publication is to be by the agile community as a service to the agile community and for the agile community. With that in mind, we pulled together a great group of volunteers to help get this work into your hands.

The articles in this volume were selected by:
• A diverse Volunteer Committee of sixteen people with expertise in a variety of areas related to agile.
• The agile community. A call for article nominations went out in early 2020 and several dozen 2019 articles were nominated by the community.

The articles themselves cover a wide variety of topics including organizational structure, culture, and agile leadership. There is something for almost everyone here. All editions of the Best Agile Articles publication are available on Amazon and free to download on the Best Agile Article site.
We are thankful for the great participation by the agile community at large. If you would like to participate in delivering this publication in future years, we would welcome hearing from you.

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