Lean and Agile Category
This webinar was recorded in June 2014. I was on a panel with Bernd Schiffer discussing the role of a BA in large agile environments hosted by Pete Cohen. I forgot to post this at the time and although it was two years ago the discussion is still relevant today. Thanks to Lynne Cazaly for capturing the […]
My presentation at LAST Conference 2016 titled “Agile Innovation and Thinking Like a Startup” is available on Slideshare. Many enterprises are struggling to innovate whilst smaller startups are disrupting the market. Existing organisational business models work well in a known and predictable environment. However, these approaches fail when applied to an uncertain and changing environment. In this […]
The presentation I delivered last year at 1st Conference 2015 titled “Evoking Excellence Through Agile Coaching” is available on Slideshare.
My Lightning Talk at the opening session of LAST Conference 2016 titled “Pirate Metrics” is available on Slideshare. The talk is a quick 5 minute introduction to the Pirate Metrics based on Dave McClure’s startup metrics. Fans of Lucas Art’s game ‘Secret of Monkey Island’ would enjoy the inclusion in my talk. AARRR!!! Here’s some of the tweets […]
My presentation at Scrum Australia 2016 titled “Lean Discovery” is available on Slideshare. “The hardest part of building any software system is determining precisely what to build.” – Fredrick Brooks. Discovering exactly what customers, stakeholders, and sponsors want to create is often the most difficult part of product development. Getting everyone aligned can be fraught […]
The first written record on the use of the word “deadline” was in 1864. It was a the term to describe the line over which prisoners were forbidden to go – Along the interior of the stockade, 19 feet from the stockade wall, was a line of small wooden posts with a wood rail on top. […]
The seven stages of waterfall: Perfect plan Wild enthusiasm Total confusion Death march The search for the guilty The persecution of the innocent The promotion of the incompetent Adapted from Roger Rothstein’s ‘6 Stages of (film/movie) Production’.
Self-organising teams is the antithesis to hierarchical structures that exist in many organisations. Traditional leadership required a strong leader to take control, attract followers and make it happen. Modern leadership is about leaders giving control and creating leaders. Self-organisation requires autonomy and control to be given to teams. This includes trusting individuals to figure out how to solve problems, make […]
One of Edward Deming’s 14 Prinicples from his book Out of the Crisis (1982), contains a very astute principle that procurement should grasp: End the practice of awarding business on price tag alone. Instead, minimize total cost – move towards a single supplier for any item, on trust. I was recently interviewed for an article […]
For the past 10 years I have been working with various organisations to humanise the workplace, help improve the leadership capability and dampen the toxic culture that may currently exit. A recent article (28 Oct 2015) in the news has provided no relief. The article indicated that the thinking and culture of tomorrow’s leaders being taught at school’s […]