Yesterday was my last day at ThoughtWorks. ThoughtWorks is an amazing company with some fantastic people, so I feel very privileged to have worked for them and very grateful that they gave me and my family the opportunity to live in Australia, which was a wonderful experience.
However we're back in the UK now and I've gone independent as an interim exec. My first engagement is...read more
Brian Wernham has written a new book about leadership skills for the implementation of large-scale public sector projects in months, not years. It's called Agile Project Management...read more
Lately I've been thinking about how I can do something to put a little back into society. I've done things before, but it's about time I did something else.
This is a guest blog post by Joe Woods from VersionOne...
When I first started using agile project management, my stories didn’t have enough detail. In my office we use Agile to...read more
Dan Pink’s work on what really motivates us – beyond money for essentials like food and shelter – is really interesting, and this is a great video that explains it all in just...read more
Risk management is the proactive management of things that might screw up your projects, or your business. The trouble is, at least in my experience, that risks often aren’t...read more
In recent years, I have been responsible for leading substantial change in 2 different organisations. In both cases, the digital divisions I headed up were struggling to meet expectations....read more
Hi everyone. I've been blogging here now for more than 5 years. I can't actually believe I've been going for so long! I still intend to write here from time to time, but more...read more
Mark Mansour from Agile Bench has posted a list of 10 agile bloggers you should know about, but don't. He very kindly included me and this blog (and linked my new personal blog, kelly-waters.me)....read more
One of the most important aspects of leadership is to inspire and engage people in a way that generates positive energy. In my experience, most leaders certainly have an abundance...read more
I recently wrote a post called 10 Things Executives Need To Do Differently (In Agile). I also presented on this a couple of weeks ago at the Agile Australia conference.
Like many...read more
One of the things I really like about Scrum is how beautifully simple it is. Actually, the challenge in implementing any agile method is in how it makes you think about how to do...read more
Shirly Ronen-Harel, Danny Kovatch and Avi Kaye have written a really interesting ebook about applying agile techniques at home when bringing up your children. On the one hand I thought...read more
Simon Baker from Energized Work has written a great paper about whether or not twelve years of agile has really changed anything in the world of software development?
In the paper,...read more
A little while ago, I mentioned I was in the process of turning my blog into a book. Well, finally I've done it!
I have organised and edited the most popular educational content...read more