Henry Ford exemplified the Theory of Constraints and Systems Thinking. His obsession with flow made him the most successful business man of his time.
One of the things I have noticed over the last few years is a drastic increase in the use of metrics. Particularly with the surge in the use of electronic boards for teams data is much more readily available and so is much more frequently used. If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it.…
There has been a lot of talk recently about culture and it’s importance when creating organisational identity, but there are two ways I see for an organisation to create a culture.
There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.
Acceptance Criteria are too often considered a contract, this article explores how the conversation and the customers need are far more valuable in agile software development than adhering to a written contract.
Bike-shedding, Bystanders and Boredom: I have a theory that in the context of self-organizing teams in a business environment, there are zones of diminishing responsibility and thus the effectiveness of self organization as the tasks get further from the perceived core purpose of the team or individual. That is to say that a self-organizing software…
Holding another person accountable can be a scary thing, even just saying that sounds a big deal. And whilst it is a big deal, it doesn’t need to be scary. Feedback is a skill, and it one that you get much better at the more you practice.