Tag Archive: agile

May 07

Some confusion around the project manager role

There are some misleading messages out there about the role of the project manager in an agile project. I explore some of these messages

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Apr 26

Agile Myth: Agile is “JFDI”

Agile Fact: Agile takes discipline … Many people think that “doing” Agile is easy.  Some people mistakenly believe that Agile has a culture of JFDI (Just F***ing Do It).  The more mature protagonists and practitioners of Agility believe that Agile takes discipline to execute appropriately. It takes discipline (and often courage) to: Say no to …

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Apr 23

Overcoming a Blame Culture – Our Top 20 Suggestions

Our top 20 suggestions for things leaders can do to reverse a blame culture in their organisation

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Apr 20

If you’re transforming your organisation – don’t wait for a vision before you get started

Why having a vision isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Its better to get started on the change rather than wait for a perfect vision

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Mar 21

Agile Mindset – Changing Mindset and Emotions, A Model

It is during times of change in organisations when levels of stress increase. In this article I explore the ABC model and how I apply it to help people change their minds about the true source of their stress: themselves.

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Feb 25

Acquiring an Agile Mindset – Part 2 of The 12 Dysfunctions

This is part 2 of the 2 part article on the 12 dysfunctions of thinking

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Feb 24

Acquiring an Agile Mindset – The 12 Dysfunctional Patterns of Thinking

In order to acquire an Agile mindset it is often important to understand the impediments that block our way. This article explore the 12 dysfunctions of thinking as potential barriers to an Agile mindset.

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Feb 02

The Abilene Paradox – Saying Yes When We Really Mean No

Have you ever sat in a meeting or some other gathering where a decision is being made that you don’t particularly agree with. You maybe heard one of your inner voices say “wait a minute – that doesn’t feel right”. The group consensus appears to be saying “yes”, but then you maybe start to feel uncomfortable about being the sole voice who says “no”.

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Jan 31

The 3 Cs of User Stories

Here is a quick reminder for you about what we teach on our User Story Masterclass about the 3 C’s.

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Jan 20

The Agile Culture — A Definition

People are always asking what is Agile? I have a very simple definition: Agile is a culture – what do you think?

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