November 23, 2014

Creating and implementing a framework using a hybrid of Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD) and the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe).

With a wide range of Agile frameworks, models, tools, practices, values and principles to choose from and a highly complex organisation full of existing culture with its own values, prejudices and expertise, it can be hard to know where to start with a large scale Agile transformation. Starting with a two person audit to: understand…

Read More
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…

Read More
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…

Read More
October 11, 2014

The developer role

Thanks to Dean for sharing this 🙂 Simon PowersSimon Powers is the CEO and founder of Adventures with Agile. He has over 20 years’ experience helping very large organisations to thrive in the market and to be better places to work. His approach led him to create our transformative ICAgile Certified Enterprise Agile Coaching training…

Read More
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…

Read More
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…

Read More
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…

Read More
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…

Read More
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…

Read More
September 26, 2014

What is value? (part 2)

Read part 1 here. Agile Manifesto As always, we will start with the Agile Manifesto. The manifesto specifically gives us a set of values in which we use as the building blocks for our development. We are uncovering better ways of developing
software by doing it and helping others do it.
Through this work we have come to…

Read More

Contact us