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…

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…

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…

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…