Does RACI have a place with agile teams?

Why do we need a RACI?  Scrum is all about empowerment and autonomy isn’t it? Surely conformity is going back to the turn of the 20th century Taylorism. Well I beg to differ and have hit this conundrum quite a lot last year so I penned a few thoughts on the topic and also my…

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…

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…

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 and Kakushin – what’s the difference?

Anyone who has been anywhere near a Lean consultant worth their day rate would have heard a few Japanese words thrown into the mix during client engagement spiel. Well, now you will be able to explain to them the difference between Kazian, Kaikakiu and Kakushin and stand out from your peers. All 3 words are…

Hypothesis A3 Canvas

I’m a big fan of using A3 canvas and have used them with my clients for a long time. Over the past couple of years I’ve used hypothesis canvases with great results so this a quick guide to what they are and how to use them. My version is tweaked to a digital delivery bais…

Aria Sky Suite review

I love Vegas, I’ll just start with that so my bias is declared. I think its the best place on earth. Wether its a stag do, honeymoon or weekend with the wife, Vegas can fill any need you ask of it. ….as long as you choose the right hotel. 10 guys rocking up to the Bellagio…