November 3, 2014

Agile will change the world

As the foreword in Scott Ambler’s book says ‘The process wars are over and Agile won’. Agile is now being adopted in the largest organisations and the smallest all over the world. It’s no longer a question of ‘if’, it’s just a question of ‘when’. If you don’t become more agile, then you have more…

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October 24, 2014

Adventures with Agile Event – SAFE – Inbar Oren

SAFE – Inbar Oren Last night, Adventures with Agile held the first meet up event near Euston Square in London. The venue was perfect with a great big screen and plenty of space for everyone. The teas, coffees and biscuits all arrived on time. Lindley, from Greenscreen and I were the first to arrive and…

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October 22, 2014

Agile Coaching Exchange meetup with Karl Scotland

Just heading back from the Agile Coaching Exchange meetup where Karl Scotland gave a presentation on Kanban and the Learning Organisation. Karl has put together a framework based around Kanban for enabling large inspect and adapt cycles in organisations. He has designed a big board that can be printed onto A0 size paper. (For non…

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October 20, 2014

Personal Motivation

Having watched Dan Pink’s video on motivation, I thought I’d try out the concepts on colleagues and friends. I have asked about 10 (ish) people what motivations they have and seen how they fit into the three categories of Autonomy, Mastery and Purpose. What I have discovered is that these 3 groups help enormously to…

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October 11, 2014

The developer role

Thanks to Dean for sharing this 🙂

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October 10, 2014

The three motivators after money

In surprising coincidence, I can across Dan Pink’s work from three different sources. I had bought his sales book ‘To sell is human’ and was flicking through this. I attended the Radtac event on values and behaviours this week ‘Agile is about people’ by their COO Michael Short and he mentioned Dan Pink and the…

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October 10, 2014

SPC Course – 4 days of learning to teach SAFe

I’m exhausted. Having spent four days of training with Dean Leffingwell, creator of SAFe, I am ready for sleep. Dean is 65 going on 25 and has the energy and stamina of an 18 year old. He is so enthusiastic and positive, he wants to spend every minute getting as much stuff from his head…

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October 2, 2014

A fine evening of Kanban

I’m just riding on the train back from this evening’s fun at the Kanban Coaching Exchange with Helen Meek and Dan Brown. The night was the ‘The Get Kanban Experience’ which was playing the game ‘Get Kanban’ in small groups of about 5 people. There were 5 or 6 teams and the aim is to…

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October 2, 2014

What is value?

Scrum We now have a set of core values from the manifesto and from XP. Let’s see what values we can derive from Scrum. Scrum doesn’t list a set of values or principles. Scrum does have three pillars which form a cycle that is repeated throughout the process on small and larger cycles. These pillars…

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September 28, 2014

What is value? (part 3)

This is part 3. You might like to read part 1 and part 2 before reading this post. Extreme Programming Next we turn to Extreme Programming (XP) for our next set of values. XP has a specific set of values that apply to the individual and to a single team. They are: Simplicity We will…

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