The Two Agiles

The Two Agiles
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EMEA Director, Digital Advisory & Consulting Services at HCL Enterprise Studio
Previously: Leader of software delivery portfolios in large scale orgs.
Specialism: Transforming complex delivery organisations to be more Lean/Agile.
Mindset: Continuous Improvement Obsessive
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There are two distinct benefits of Agility. Assuming either is universal and exclusive causes unnecessary conflict: Agilists need to appreciate and value the diversity and find context-specific balance. We are uncovering better ways of developing software says the...

The Cynefin Ogre

The Cynefin Ogre

There’s a lot more to Cynefin than you might think. It’s like an onion. It stinks. And it makes you cry. And it has layers. Work out which Cynefin domain each layer of your endeavour is in (and reassess regularly) to maximise efficiency and effectiveness.

How to produce successful change

How to produce successful change

The real power in change comes when you pick up what inherent drives, interests and passions people around you have. Use it by connecting it to the needs and you are very likely to produce effective change. It is the act of inspiring to action.

Empathetic Coaching

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EMEA Director, Digital Advisory & Consulting Services at HCL Enterprise Studio
Previously: Leader of software delivery portfolios in large scale orgs.
Specialism: Transforming complex delivery organisations to be more Lean/Agile.
Mindset: Continuous Improvement Obsessive
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As a community, we claim to value people, yet our practise often conflicts with this. We need to be far better at being empathetic and showing it in our actions as well as our words. So often, people in our community – from a right and proper instinct and...

Estimates Are Not Waste

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EMEA Director, Digital Advisory & Consulting Services at HCL Enterprise Studio
Previously: Leader of software delivery portfolios in large scale orgs.
Specialism: Transforming complex delivery organisations to be more Lean/Agile.
Mindset: Continuous Improvement Obsessive
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Estimating increases your knowledge in uncertainty, creating value through changing commitments to options. Now I’ll say at the outset, I agree that estimating is a hazardous exercise, filled with sources of error, some of which are themselves poorly understood....

The Other Kind of Scaling

The Other Kind of Scaling
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EMEA Director, Digital Advisory & Consulting Services at HCL Enterprise Studio
Previously: Leader of software delivery portfolios in large scale orgs.
Specialism: Transforming complex delivery organisations to be more Lean/Agile.
Mindset: Continuous Improvement Obsessive
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Large, conservative organisations using traditional software life cycles cannot expect Skunk Works Agile at the programmer team level to have wider impact without deliberate senior stakeholder strategic intent. The implications of Lean thinking are that to be...