Taking a break

For the next two weeks I shall mostly be walking, relaxing, reading, sitting in the sun, drinking cafe con leche and whatever other adventures await.    More on my return…

The 10 to 6 effect

Many years ago I had the fortunate experience of working with a hyper-productive and wonderfully lovely team of about 100 people.  Within us we had many smaller teams, that topic is for another post. One simple act of leadership The first thing that happened was the leaders of the group asked the people to choose […]

Learning together creates a better future

I often work with other coaches and this is usually a good thing. Sometimes though I get dismayed at the number of “experts” who want to force people to change to doing things their way. When I come across peers who want to do change “to” people instead of explore “with” them I often think […]

The angry scrum master

I once met an angry scrum master. He took “protecting the team” quite literally. So every time someone disagreed with the product owner, or had bad news or a question to share…he did it for them. The battles between scrum master and product owner were painful. As a distributed team (UK/US) they needed to make […]

Success is down to people not methods

I felt the need to tweet  the other day. “Why do so many use trad methods to influence agile change? I prefer to talk to people, get their input, iterate and continuously publish…” and it seems to have struck a chord. The ever growing popularity of agile is creating huge need. Need for experienced people […]

Green eyed monster

Today I read this excellent assessment of SAFe training. I have to be honest. There’s a wee bit of jealousy in me that Daniel wrote such an insightful and informative post. It can be hard to know what’s interesting for anyone who happens upon your musings. I could sit write about the mechanics of Agile […]

Agile dinosaurs

Following on from Psst. Wanna buy an agile? I wanted to explore more ways you can check out your agile consultant. A common one in recent years are the people who have been using Agile since the 90’s. My favourites are those who have been agile coaches for 15 years plus. Why? For one simple reason. […]