Answer? None of the above when mandated.
This is a framing of a question around how an organisation approaches the new ways of working as we come out of lockdown and we can see the benefits of normal working from home, not working from home in a pandemic trying to home school as well. Also, for clarity “face to face” means you can see someone’s face in a meeting and they can see yours, this can be virtual as well as in the same physical space.
We’re at a point in history compared to the rise of e-commerce in the…
My (and others) agile journeys in a book
Here it is, just published — a journey from the 1980s to the present and beyond. Where do we go next?
It’s out! Huge thanks to Karl Smith for taking the time to facilitate and deliver at amazing speed. Less than 2 weeks from emailing the last version in, I have a book in my hand and have the opportunity to be able to say, I have been published! 😃
I am honoured to share this space and a huge congratulations to the fellow authors:
I’m now using a cut down version of this as my mobile answering machine message.
Thank you for calling my public number. I no longer answer calls on this number. This number is because many websites, including job boards, have a mandatory phone number field and don’t let you past unless you put in a phone number. You’ve got that number! For 20+ years my phone number has been on job boards and has through time thus got into the hands of spammers and scammers. No worries though, there are alternatives!
The world (apart from recruiters — yes you!)…
Please take the time to read this: https://robinow.medium.com/building-a-remote-culture-of-safety-ea200f2371fc. It could really help your team, not just in lockdown but whatever form your distributed team has even when lockdown is over. Distributed working is here to stay.
All the best for the future, it was fantastic being part of the team and pushing the boundaries in a productive way!
Some talks I’ve done recently as part of the www.agile20reflect.org festival
With Richard Cornelius, Yusuf Dean and Karl Smith
Forthcoming speaking engagements — all online
Visualising a talk, a mind map alternative
Agile Praxis, Heidelberg
Coaching Agile Journeys: Agile Strategy:
Memphis Agile: Agile Strategy:
Lean Agile Exchange (10/11 September)
Lean Agile Exchange brings together the communities from Lean Agile Scotland, Agile Cambridge, Agile in the City and Agile Manchester for a new virtual conference
Visualising a talk, a mind map alternative
Recently delivered public talks:
Red Teaming with CityCurrent, a conversation with the director of business agility of Vaco management consultants in Memphis :
Those of you who have followed me for a while will know that I’ve been commentating on remote working for over 25 years, and I refer you to an article I wrote on remote working in 2017, including references to the benefits for people with reduced immunity and for disease control.
However, the covid19 situation changes all this. There are now a few important updates as a result which are likely to permanently change society. These have particular benefits for disabled people unless society goes back to the face to face model when the covid19 problem has subsided.
9am standups are probably a sign of organisational dysfunction.
Easy one: the scrum guide calls them “daily scrums” and in any case “standup” is not disability friendly. If you’re not standing, don’t misuse the term or offend people in wheelchairs. I’ll call them “daily meetings” here, you can stand if you want when reading this.
The real argument:
There are many reasons why 9am is a bad time for a meeting, but often it is driven by having remote teams in Asia doing the development and the morning is peak coordination time so there is massive diary congestion in…
If you follow my writing on agile strategy and how to visualise this, the video of my talk at Agile Tour London 2019 is now available to view below
On a recent Gartner call on strategy, two comments from the audience below felt “I was giving better answers” than the panel and also I was “the only one providing useful information”.
I hope it helps you.
A short list of the main reasons for agile adoption failure, with references
Surveys, Consulting groups, individual coaches, newspaper articles
Version One 13th State of Agile report (2018)
Business Agility Report, (2019 edition: 453 respondents from 274 companies)