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…

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…

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…

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…

SAFe 4.0 vs SAFe 4.5 – what is the difference?

So SAFe 4.0 has been with us since Jan 2016 and has been fighting it out with LeSS in enterprises all over the world ever since for the crown of scaling king. This week we got SAFe 4.5. So I’ll go through my first impressions of the changes. A more detailed post will come once…

Agile Manchester conference 2017

After the great line up in 2016 I was looking forward to speaking at this years event. My talk was based on my “Hello… I’m your project manager” talk that I did at Yorkshire Agile earlier in the year. I took feedback from that audience and made a few changes, mainly having a common thread…