Agile & more agile

Who or what is holding you back?

Who or what is holding you back?

Paradigms Can I be honest? Let me not wait for your answer and just give my opinion. Agile is so simple. The results can be (positive) huge but Agile itself is simple. Ron Jeffries (I think) owns the quote “it is all common sense but uncommon discipline”. And still so many struggle, don’t get it […]

The many flavours of resistance

The many flavours of resistance

“I have got this colleague… he just won’t do it!” Every now and then I hear people state that someone in their team simply refuses to be part of the team’s transformation into the agile way of working. When listening to such statements, I usually think: really? Are you really, 100% sure this person doesn’t […]

Agile? Do you really know what you’re getting into?

Agile? Do you really know what you’re getting into?

We want to work Agile, can you help us?” We hear this question time and again, and our first thought is; Are you sure? Do you truly want to become Agile or do you see the need for change around you, but not necessarily the need to change yourself? Agile lays your entire organization bare; are […]

Agile, the interaction concept

Agile, the interaction concept

Facts These days’ often people confront me with lots of technology in the Agile world. Wherever I am, speaking on conferences, working at the client site or visiting communities, there is a lot of tech talk and perceived as the clue for working Agile. To be honest, I value technology highly. We can only deliver […]

Retour sur le Meetup Culture Kanban

Retour sur le Meetup Culture Kanban

Arrivée au Meetup Culture Kanban Journal de bord de la mission Agility 1. Jour 159. Retour à la base pour ravitaillement en carburant d’Agilium sans plomb 95. Après une longue période en mission, loin de sa famille, il est bon de voir que l’on est accueilli avec un petit déjeuner chaleureux ainsi que des goodies. […]

Company culture : an open and shut model

Company culture : an open and shut model

Introduction There are nine and sixty ways of constructing tribal lays, And every single one of them is right! Rudyard Kipling, In the Neolithic Age How many ways can you categorise the ways that different startups organise themselves, the different flavours and colours of organisational culture adopted by companies through their life (and death). Far more than […]

Yes … you can … change your organisation culture !

Yes … you can … change your organisation culture !

Introduction Some management consultants claim that you can’t change an organisation’s culture. This is nonsense. Numerous other management and change consultants claim they can change an organisation’s culture. This too is nonsense. You can change your organisation’s culture … from the inside. Indeed, a leader’s responsibility includes Shaping their Organisation’s Culture. I am going to […]

Scrum Hard : Scrum en BI

Scrum Hard : Scrum en BI

Introduction On entend souvent dire à propos de Scrum, que bien appliquée, cette méthode de travail peut convenir à n’importe quel projet dans n’importe quel domaine fonctionnel. Est-ce bien vrai ? Les rares exemples de Scrum BI que j’ai pu trouver dans les recherches sur le net n’apportent finalement que peu de solutions quant à la mise en […]