One of the core ideas of Cynefin is the use of safe-to-fail experiments to determine how you want to evolve the system. As Seneca the Younger said “If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favourable”. This paper looks are the Cynefin practices related these experiments and the rigorous review of them.
This article introduces the Oobeya methodology, a lean approach to project management that can complement agile by keeping project teams tightly focused on customer satisfaction, time to market and cost. Furthermore the Oobeya method empowers teams to identify wasteful activities and resolve their problems autonomously, freeing time and energy to deliver more value for their clients.
All too often we that the business people we deal with do not know what they want, in this second article in a series Michael presents some ideas on how to talk to them and how to explore their needs. In this article he discusses formulating questions to be able to uncover the real needs and underlying motivations
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.
Open Kanban is an innovative open source method that takes the best ideas from Agile and Lean and creates a minimal method, one that is designed to be adapted to any business or even personal use. 3
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.
The book Introduction to Agile Methods by Sondra Ashmore & Kristin Runyan is a straightforward introduction to agile values, principles and practices which includes interviews with various luminaries
The book More Agile Testing cover developments in agile testing from the last five years: challenges, test practices, and examples of and experiences with testing from teams all around the world. 2
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
Applying the project lifecycle model to software development complicates both and makes developing good software harder. Allan Kelly presents ideas on how to move beyond projects and into flow. 3
This article shows how to do planning using reference class forecasting with the #NoEstimates paradigm which promises more accuracy in forecasts. 13
Results from neuroscience research can be used in our daily work to strengthen relationships in the workplace and improve collaboration between agile teams and their stakeholders.