It’s common for some new agile teams to blame the new approach for making things worse. What’s really happening is Scrum is showing them their existing problems more frequently.Read More
One of the key tenets of agile software development is transparency. The team visualises work by using physical boards to show the current state of the work in open sight of all. However, if your new agile teams are working in an organisation that’s not used to this, expectations can quickly destroy them.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
Why when someone gets promoted to a manager do they completely forget the realities of the job they used to do? The only sensible reason I can come up with is that they lose 5 minutes of their lives in the Managerator...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