Recently I experienced what was one of the saddest moments of my career when, while re-watching “Return of the Jedi” for the 116th time, I realized I was coaching a company that was basically the Empire.
Surely you remember the movie's very first scene? Darth Vader arrives on the Death Star to help put the long-delayed project back on schedule.
Here’s the conversation that ensues between...read more
I think this is the last post in my series on using metrics to gauge the success of an enterprise transformation. As an enterprise transformation consultant, one of the key challenges...read more
A nice article on HBR - "Why Organizations Don't Learn", byFrancesca Gino and Bradley Staats; take a look.They list these reasons:Fear of failureFixed mindsetOver reliance on past...read more
What is Red Yellow Green?
Red-Yellow-Green (or Red/Amber/Green) is a status reporting mechanism used to help executives understand the current state of a project. Green means everything...read more
Learn more about transforming people, process and culture with the Real Agility ProgramFor many years, folks in the Agile community have been recommending that performance reviews be...read more
In the software industry we hear a lot of discussion about
the pros and cons of remote work, and a recent outbreak of that
finally got me to write my thoughts down. I point...read more
Talent Management is the science of human resource planning to improve business value. It includes the activities of recruiting, retaining, developing and rewarding people along with...read more
I understand that managers who have invested effort and money in training teams in Agile methods may want to see how much those teams are improving. There are a handful of reasonable...read more
As agile has grown in popularity, so have the misconceptions about it. In a recent introduction to agile webinar we asked our audience which of these common myths they’d...read more
It seems inarguable to me that dependencies limit agility.
If I am able to make a decision on my own that only involves me, I have full freedom of movement. If I want to go to the local...read more
I’ve noticed a pattern I want to share with you guys.
When a company is small, still probably led by it’s founder, likely around 20-40 people… there is a great sense of camaraderie....read more
hi all, I'm nominated for the Agile Awards 'most popular online contributor' this year for this blog. If you have found it useful, your vote would be much appreciated: https://www.theagileportal.com/awards/voting/online_contributor...read more
Mark attended Agile2015 in Washington and, as part of his conference commitments, he sat down with SolutionsIQ for an Agile Amped podcast about High-Performance Teams, as well...read more