When leading an agile transforming across a large command and control organisation treating it as hand to hand battle is a common epic fail. So how can you use the organisations heritage to help the transformation?Read More
If you're running a project postmortem, a Scrum retrospective of Five Why's root cause analysis session on some lean process are you sure you've got the experience in the room to get a useful outcome?
I've always wanted to believe that the people with the problem probably have the answer. But what if they haven't?Read More
In the 1950's industry became obsessed with scientific management. People became human resources and performance management was created to "motivate" these resources. A lot has changed since then. The speed of innovation now requires collaborative employees rather than resources mechanically following process. Science has also moved on in understanding how to get the best from these people. Why does this 50's thinking prevail?Read More
When striving to become more agile we're told we should be looking for continuous improvement. But after a very short period of exciting improvements we quickly bump in to the walls of our tank. What's next?Read More
From our earliest years most of us are taught to stand on our own two feet. That we should be able to do things on our own. But is this self-reliance always the best way when the stakes are high? Some of the smartest people don't think so and some corporates have been averse to the idea for a while.Read More
This week Twitter one the coveted accolade of Glassdoor's Best Tech Place to Work 2013. How did Twitter's CEO Dick Costolo create a positive culture. He had the organisation create it's own set of core values using a team lead by one of the long serving developers Alissa Huskey.Read More