At Spark the Change 2015, Tracy Jelfs shared a case study of change in Children’s Services at Monmouthshire Council. Spark attracts the UK’s most innovative organisations, and this story impressed leaders from many different industries. It is a showcase of how radical change is possible even in difficult circumstances – from poor performance and low morale to a heavily regulated environment.
Most organizations avoid using Agile for IT projects that do not involve software delivery (e.g. roadmap planning and architecture development). These projects deliver high value, but are often the most risky of all projects - and high risk demands Agile delivery. This paper discusses how Agile can be successfully adopted to deliver these projects by going back to the basics of Agile philosophy.
Dominik Maximini researched the cultural aspects of organizations that are using Scrum. He published the findings of his research, together with principles for implementing Scrum and suggestions on how to apply these principles and a case study of a Scrum transformation, in the book The Scrum Culture.
Software developers spend time and energy on building the best possible products looking at web frameworks, using a NoSQL or SQL database, etc. There's another equally important aspect: culture. 1
We are at a crossroads in the agile-adoption narrative. Agile started spreading “bottom-up”, then shifted from teams to executives and recently to consultancy for large enterprises. What will be next?
Culture plays an important role in organizational change. Successful agile adoption tends to depend on the ability to change culture by making the culture explicit and becoming more conscious of it.
At the recent Agile Singapore conference Richard Sheridan and Linda Rising discussed what it means to have an agile mindset and what it takes to create a culture of joy in work. Part 2.
At the recent Agile Singapore conference Richard Sheridan and Linda Rising discussed what it means to have an agile mindset and what it takes to create a culture of joy in work.
Brad Murphy talks about how traditional management can lead to disengaged employees, agile scaling, diagnosing the health of organizations and approaches for adopting agile and become more innovative.
Few companies share warts-and-all stories of IT transformation. In this case study, Spark judge, Helen Walton, interviews Markel International on how they went from waterfall to agile in 6 months.
The public sector – innovative? An intelligence agency – open? It doesn’t sound likely. But when Helen Walton interviewed GCHQ for the Spark Award she discovered an exceptional, creative culture.
Dare Festival Melbourne is a one-day fast paced event about workplace innovation, change and happiness - Anton summarises the talks with help from some visual recordings. 1