Over the last 30 years at work, I have observed many re-structures. Some I was part of. Some I created. Some worked. Some didn’t. And some created only marginal benefits. Others – in more recent years – were truly transformational and catapulted team performance to a whole new level.
I have always been fascinated by management and leadership and how to get the very best from a...read more
Enterprise tipping is NOT the corporate version of cow tipping, although it is fun to play with the analogy. ;)
Consider rewriting the following description of cow tipping (Wikipedia)...read more
I did a post last week called ‘Are People Really Afraid To Change’. If you have a minute, go check it out before you read on… we’ll wait…
I’ve never been skydiving....read more
Thought Exercise One
Let’s say for the moment that I am the CIO of a mid-sized company. I have a team of 100 or so people building software. Let’s also say that those 100 people...read more
Finally, due to popular demand, my 380 page book is now available as a PDF eBook.
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Up to this point in this series on the 12 failure modes in agile transformation, I’ve covered topics around failure in leadership , failure in workflow and failure in congruency....read more
I’m always looking ahead to the next planning or the next estimating meeting. I teach this behavior to my clients whenever I’m coaching a new ScrumMaster or Product Owner. I...read more
Benefits are why we undertake projects. Projects are expensive to undertake and have a risk of failure. So, we need to get benefits from them, or at least think we will get benefits...read more
Today, I was faced with the unfortunate task of renewing my driver’s license. It’s been 10 years since the last renewal and I remember the last time I was at the Maryland...read more
The Scrum approach to delivery has produced the greatest team in the world. And the elements behind the team’s success are repeatable, meaning your team could be next in becoming...read more
I was recently asked to do a short talk and Q&A for an agile project management meetup in London.
You can see the full video here:
Learn more about transforming people, process and culture with the Real Agility ProgramAfter a recent large organizational change that resulted in a number of new teams formed, a product...read more
(Presented as an accompanying case study to Part 4 in the Scrum Alone is Not Enough series.)
In the previous post, we discussed how it’s not enough to practice Scrum at the Team level...read more