The journey of transforming ANZ Banking Group into an awesome place to work has begun. It’s about three months since Shayne Elliot, CEO of ANZ publicly announced his vision and plans to make the bank agile as part of the transformation into a bank and brand people love. ANZ is a large enterprise with ~46,000 employees […]
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 […]
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 […]
My presentation at last year’s LAST Conference 2015 titled “Agile Start Me Up – Using the Minimum Viable Discovery (MVD)” is available on Slideshare.