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Conway

By on July 7, 2017

Your hear warnings about Conway’s law. Agile at scale is all about making Conway’s law your friend – building structure to drive behavior. Essentially applying Conway’s law in inverse.

Succeeding with a large scale digital transformation … hmmm!

By on July 5, 2017

Today’s lunch conversation centered around large scale digital transformations and how to succeed. Popular wisdom has it that less than 90% of digital transformations succeed. Some fresh thinking may be required. Imagine someone is just getting started, what advise would

Things we have never been good at

By on March 21, 2017

Requirements Estimation Contracts Projects …

The Wall

By on March 17, 2017

If you face a physical wall, it doesn’t matter if you believe it’s there. It’s there! The other way around … If you believe there is a physical wall in front of you, it doesn’t matter if it’s there. It’s

New kids on the block … new team roles

By on March 16, 2017

Forget about cultural differences and personalities Now┬áit’s all about Hustlers, Hipsters and Hackers Players, Tourists and Victims (not all good :)) Pioneers, Guardians, Drivers and Integrators  

Did You Find A Case?

By on February 21, 2017

After a conversation with a professional friend, I posted this to LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/hp/update/6232928665668321280   You are asking ‘did we find the case’? Not really. I believe two factors are at play. 1) Improvements are very fragile and rarely last for

What is agile?

By on January 24, 2017

What is #Agile? And what is #Agile turning into? Neil had a nice way of phrasing it (source: twitter): #Agile is a set of values and principles describing incremental, customer-centric software development And also: Agile is a philosophy, it’s human-centric

The new lean

By on January 23, 2017

Lean used to be about optimizing value by Reducing waste … now it’s about Optimizing flow Reducing stress Reducing #NoThink Reducing wasted opportunity …

Notes from #ESP Executive Summit, 20-Apr-2016, London, UK

By on December 30, 2016

Tidying up, I found my notes from the #ESP Executive Summit earlier this year Start with people who can (ready, willing, able) Learn to do things Make things comparable Find a stable pace … Measure & manage Scale slowly One

Your only job

By on October 24, 2016

Your only job is to make … a decision that helps progress your project HW or SW a problem or risk go away Gently transcribed from the words of a wise colleague