Towards an Agile Operating Model

We are on a journey to try to truly be an agile organisation. In this post, number three in the Business Agility Series, I will describe how we changed our business operating model in order to help develop new habits to step us towards our desired agile new culture.

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Considering an Agile Culture

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We are on a journey to being an agile organisation. In this post, the second in the Business Agility series, I describe our thinking on the type of culture we wanted to create prior to us leaping into implementing change. Culture trumps everything … [Continue reading]

Running our business using Agile

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Agile is designed to manage complex situations where there are a large number of unknowns. It has been extremely successful in helping navigate a constantly changing environment by rapidly delivering small increments of value and using the evidence … [Continue reading]

Scaled Scrum is still Scrum

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I spent the last week of April in Karlsruhe, Germany with the wonderful and talented Scrum.org community. During that time, we worked through The Nexus Framework as part of the new Scaled Professional Scrum training. It was a come-together of some of … [Continue reading]

An agile, adaptive business strategy

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Agile has clearly made a significant impact on the software development industry, changing the way millions of people work to a more flexible, engaging and adaptive approach, delivering products that better meet the changing needs of the market. … [Continue reading]

Social exclusion for bad apples

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So far, we have learned The bad apple effect - a single, toxic team member can create group-wide dysfunction Emotions are contagious - when someone else experiences an emotion, mirror neurons light up the exact same areas of our brain as if we … [Continue reading]

Is strategy dead?

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There is a fundamental change in management happening under out feet that is challenging the very need for strategy. Small changes are happening every day and in ten years’ time we won’t recognise management as we have thought of it in the past. … [Continue reading]

Using Scrum for Organisational Change Management

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When I first started doing Scrum I was focused on project delivery. As a software professional I wanted to find better ways of delivering customer value and Scrum made total sense to me. But as I applied Scrum, I started to realise that Scrum … [Continue reading]

Lyssa Adkins is coming to New Zealand

Big news - Lyssa Adkins and Michael Spayd are finally coming to NZ. When I attended their training in 2010 it completely changed how I approached agile work. Since then I have been trying to get them here and have finally pulled it off! … [Continue reading]

The 2013 Scrum Guide changes

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During my three weeks recently in the US I caught up with Scrum creators Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland. Following this I thought I would pull together a post about the key changes to the 2013 Scrum Guide. … [Continue reading]