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 […]

Psst. Wanna buy an agile?

In the last decade almost everyone who has heard of software development has cottoned onto Agile methods and how they can help teams and organisations be better and add more value. This has led to a massive increase in demand for experienced thought leaders, coaches and “do-ers”. A demand that far outstrips supply. To fill […]