The Two Agiles

The Two Agiles
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Martin Burns

Services Director at CA Inc (formerly Rally)
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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Martin Burns

Services Director at CA Inc (formerly Rally)
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...

Beginners’ Patterns: Coaching with Empathy, Patience and Respect

Beginners’ Patterns: Coaching with Empathy, Patience and Respect
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Martin Burns

Services Director at CA Inc (formerly Rally)
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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Beginners’ Patterns are generally ineffective for delivery, but excellent for learning, and building a foundation for far more effective ones. Leapfrogging the beginners’ patterns for evolved ones is rarely effective for building a sustainable capability....