Agile Adoption Category
The presentation I delivered last year at 1st Conference 2015 titled “Evoking Excellence Through Agile Coaching” is available on Slideshare.
My presentation at last year’s LAST Conference 2015 titled “Agile Start Me Up – Using the Minimum Viable Discovery (MVD)” is available on Slideshare.
A bad system will beat a good person every time. – W. Edwards Deming. I believe that everyone does their best given the context and environment at hand. I subscribe to Deming’s views that it is the organisation as a system, not the people working in the system that determines the organisation’s performance. The other […]
“You are not here to build software. You are here to change the world” were the words used by Linda Rising at her Keynote that was attended by 1100 attendees at the 7th Agile Australia Conference in Sydney last month. In today’s world, you can’t stay still. Nigel Dalton cited Charles Darwin when he said It is […]
Recently I was posed the question “how can we shape organisations to be successful in an environment of digital disruption?” The convergence of technologies, such as cloud, social, mobile and information (the Nexus of Forces) …. are driving the Digital Industrial Revolution (Gartner). The convergence of these technologies has formed what Fred Wilson has described as the Golden […]
“One of the big success factors at Spotify is the Agile Engineering Culture.” – Henrik Kniberg Spotify started as a Scrum company in 2008 but the standard Scrum practices were getting in the way as they grew, so they made them optional. Here’s an awesome video how Spotify scaled their Agile Engineering Culture. They decided that: […]
Kaizen (改善), Japanese for “improvement”, or “change for the better” refers to philosophy or practices that focus upon continuous improvement of processes. Teams I coach frequently ask me for “best practices”. Do not assume that “best practices” in previous projects will be equally successful in another project. In some cases, “best practices” from one context can be […]
I am an Agile Plumber – I eliminate waste, remove blockages and increase flow. This week we had an agile workshop to establish some goals and create some epics for next quarter’s release for the agile change team at an organization I am coaching. One of the items we covered in the workshop was to […]
This is all too funny! Whilst the video is intended to be humorous, the pain of the “Agile Guy” maybe all too familiar for some. Agile changes many things we have become use to over many years – agile questions the status quo and challenges our muscle memory……..
Most people associate daily stand ups or daily Scrums when they think of Agile. And they are often the first practice that is adopted. I have observed some teams adopt the daily stand ups and a little of other practices (often with smells/anti-patterns) and say they are Agile. The adoption of agile methods and practices […]