I am very excited that I just published my free book – An Agile Adoption and Transformation Survival Guide: Working with Organizational Culture on InfoQ. Agile change agents will find it valuable in helping companies succeed with Agile and avoiding failure.
I am very grateful to New England Agile (and Ron Verge in particular) for videotaping my presentation. For those of you who haven’t heard me speak about culture and adoption, I believe this is a crucial message for anyone acting as an Agile change agent. Enjoy. Read More
Last week I presented Agile Culture and Adoption Survival Guide at Agile New England. My message was around needing to understand corporate culture before undertaking Agile adoption or Agile transformation. The message resonated really strongly with participant and I received many personal thanks from people afterwards. The purpose of this post is to share additional data from that session.Read More
I am really excited about my upcoming methods & tools article on culture and have been getting some great feedback from reviewers. Two comments requested clarification around supporting analysis for my thesis that Agile, Kanban and Software Craftsmanship have a cultural bias.Read More
Have you been on a software project where each release gets harder and harder? Many projects fall into the tar pit of the Design Dead Core.
Why do nearly all software projects fail to balance short term choices with long term consequences?Read More
Martin Fowler is among other things the Chief Scientist for ThoughtWorks. He gave an interesting keynote that consisted of 3 mini-talks. I thought it was very effective since it was accessible to those new to Agile as well as interesting for folks like me.Read More
One of the workshops I run is to help team members understand root cause analysis. I use it with operations teams as well as product development teams. My workshop goal is to have people leave with a basic understanding and some practice. Read More