The Leadership mindset

I have heard many managers refer to the loss of people in an organisation by way of a simple analogy — “Wheat and chaff”, they say. The insinuation is obvious: …

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 …

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 …

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 …