Thoughts on Agile2013

On August 5-9, I attended the biggest Agile conference on the planet: Agile2013. What I hoped to get from the conference (my first) was to meet interesting people, hear about …

Black Swan Farming using Cost of Delay

Discover, nurture and speed up the delivery of value Improving prioritization has become a tired concept in most IT departments, and yet it has the potential to change the conversation …

Building great organisations

In today’s world, whatever we do has to have meaning — it’s not just about money anymore. Some of that meaning can come from working together, with a common purpose. …

When to launch a change initiative

I’ve been mulling over this question from Steve Smith: @AgileSteveSmith: @joshuajames Do you know of any resources on when change initiatives are bestlaunched? E.g. After a big failure, new CxO …

Steve Jobs, by ANDRÉ CARRILHO

Partnership and Innovation

Paul Dolman Darrall recently tweeted an blog post by David Erdal where he asks the question “Are we peasants or partners?” where he talks a bit about ownership and partnership. …

The cargo cult daily standup

Sometimes, it’s so easy to identify patterns of slow delivery, marginal value and poor quality in systems, it’s almost criminal that they have persisted at all. To a seasoned, knowledgeable …

Eurovision: prioritisation by politics

Two very good friends of mine are a bit special. Despite their intelligence and normally being trustworthy and of excellent judgement, for some inexplicable reason they absolutely love Eurovision. I …