Lean and Agile Category

The Improvement Paradox – Too Busy To Improve?

 A bad system will beat a good person every time. – W. Edwards Deming. I believe that everyone does their best given the context and environment at hand.  I subscribe to Deming’s views that it is the organisation as a system, not the people working in the system that determines the organisation’s performance.  The other […]

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We’re here to change the world – Reflections on Agile Australia 2015

“You are not here to build software. You are here to change the world” were the words used by Linda Rising at her Keynote that was attended by 1100 attendees at the 7th Agile Australia Conference in Sydney last month.  In today’s world, you can’t stay still.  Nigel Dalton cited Charles Darwin when he said It is […]

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What is the relationship between Systems Thinking, Lean and Agile?

I was recently approached about the relationship between Systems Thinking, Lean And Agile.  Without going into too much depth and using too much terminology I have tried to summarise it in the following diagram. Agile Agile is an iterative and incremental approach for developing product and services through collaboration between self-organising, cross-functional teams.  It promotes adaptive […]

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Success in 2015 starts with Agile Coach Camp Melbourne

Like most of us, one of your goals for the new year may include growing as an Agile coach, making a difference in your life & career.  2015 presents an opportunity with Agile Coach Camp Melbourne. Agile Coach Camp is a practitioner-run unconference for peer-to-peer learning and exploration. Do you have a technique or practice […]

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Meet Chris Chan (AgileTODAY)

In the last issue of AgileTODAY, I was interviewed by SlatteryIT to find out more about myself as one of the Agile Australia chairs.  For Agile Australia 2104 I was one of the chairs for the ‘Approaches’ stream and in 2015 I will be chairing the ‘Build Measure Learn’ stream. Here’s the transcript of that interview […]

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Agile Coach Camp Melbourne 2015 on InfoQ

Towards the end of last year I was interviewed by Shane Hastie from InfoQ about Agile Coach Camp.   The interview was published in the article An Update on Agile Coach Camps Internationally. Coach camps are volunteer organised events which typically happen over a weekend and are designed to be cost neutral, sharing the venue and […]

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Agile Revolution Podcast at Agile Australia 2014

It was great co-chairing a stream at the Agile Australia 2014 Conference with Renee Troughton and Kim Ballestrin.   At the conference the friendly folks from The Agile Revolution, Craig Smith and Renee Troughton, grabbed me for a quick chat for their podcast, Episode 77: Agile Australia 2014 Vox Pop #2. You can hear my interview starting […]

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Digital disruption starts with disrupting your business model

Recently I was posed the question “how can we shape organisations to be successful in an environment of digital disruption?” The convergence of technologies, such as cloud, social, mobile and information (the Nexus of Forces) …. are driving the Digital Industrial Revolution (Gartner).    The convergence of these technologies has formed what Fred Wilson has described as the Golden […]

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Spotify breaks the rules when Scaling their Agile Engineering Culture

“One of the big success factors at Spotify is the Agile Engineering Culture.” – Henrik Kniberg Spotify started as a Scrum company in 2008 but the standard Scrum practices were getting in the way as they grew, so they made them optional.  Here’s an awesome video how Spotify scaled their Agile Engineering Culture.  They decided that: […]

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Innovation: 4 Part Recipe for Sustaining an Innovation Pipeline

In today’s era, organisations especially large enterprises are often challenged with shrinking revenues from existing products and services.  Furthermore technological breakthroughs and incremental product development no longer necessarily provide the competitive differentiators to grow their business.  Management need to investigate how to reinvent ways to sustain innovation and to stay in front of their competitors. […]

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