Architecture and Agility – Soul mates or cell mates?

I did a Q&A session in April for a LinkedIn architecture group on how architecture fits in to the modern enterprise that is trying to reach the holy grail of business agility. Worth a watch as I answer the following questions put forward by members of the ArchLife Linkedin group: Does architecture have a place…

US to lift travel ban and open borders before Christmas

When will US lift its’s travel ban? – looks like soon 🙂 Since the abrupt closure of US borders to everyone apart from mostly Citizens and family it looks like they are going to be finally opened back up. But not to everyone so don’t pack your dollars just let. It’s looking like they will…

Agile Yorkshire Talk – Cost of Delay

In the good old days when we could all gather together for meet-ups I did a talk for Agile Yorkshire. Agile Yorkshire | Leeds, York, Bradford, Sheffield http://www.agileyorkshire.org It was on one of my favourite subjects – the economics behind the work we do. This often overlooked and indeed unknown factor is what cripples large…

Cosmopolitan Lania suite review

Update – these have got a 2019 refurb since I stayed in one so are even better looking. The standard rooms in the Cosmopolitan are some of the best of the strip hotels in Vegas, courtesy of a $m refurb program the past couple of years. Bet the hidden gem of the Lania suite is…

Free help Feb

I’ve got space between clients this month. So if you know of any charities, non-profits, schools/colleges or maybe you are returning from maternity leave and feel the world of hashtag#agile hashtag#lean has passed you by for 12 months – if so get in touch and I’ll see if I can help you out. Ideally hashtag#Leeds…

Leeds Tunnel Run – May ‘19

Gents, below is the link to the route for next Sunday – google map link right at the bottom (copy it into your internet browser)We are starting from outside Elland Road (LowFields Rd J2 M621). Please be there around 07:45 so we can get everyone together and set off promptly at 08:00. We finish at…

Can you get bored of business air travel???

Can you get bored On the face of it, the idea sounds great, no more been stuck in one office, you get to fly to different countries, lots of nights in hotels ….the world is your oyster insert whatever other clichés you like here. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy what I do – and…

Community of practice or practise being a community?

What happens if you want to share and enjoy your common interest but not improve? Dan Pink says mastery is a great driver, but what happens if you join a running club and just want to run. You know you are never going to do 10k in 40 minutes, and you know what, you are…

Kaizen, Kaikaku & Kakushin – what’s the difference?

Anyone who has been anywhere near a Lean consultant would have heard a few Japanese words thrown into the mix, mainly as they break up the normal tedious spiel. Well, now you will be able to explain to them the difference between Kazian and Kaikakiu. All 3 words are used in conjunction with the topics…