How Do Committees Invent? /Conway’s Law

Have you ever worked in an organization run by committee? All decisions requiring consensus, even the minutiae? Immutable command and control structures that were often too busy to collaborate with underlings? What did their results look like? I like how Mel ties in the social construct and communication into the discussion of organizational structures. HowContinue reading “How Do Committees Invent? /Conway’s Law”

Jem D’jelal: The agile thought police.

Reblogged with permission from Jem D’jelal, the original author of this content, as a contributor to blogagility.com. Originally published on LinkedIn May 2, 2017.  Jem D’jelal Coaching individuals & teams to find “better” ways of working. One of the most incredible things about being British is the beautiful right to self expression. Freedom of speech! I don’t takeContinue reading “Jem D’jelal: The agile thought police.”

The SAFe Air Bear

We had a “SAFe Air Bear” visit us for P3 PI Planning this week! Hilarious selfie’s ensued… The SAFe Air Bear was motivating our Agile Release Planes (ARPs) to successfully plan out feature flights for the next three months (Program Increment three). Two ARPs, and a little over 150 people participated. Still working on featureContinue reading “The SAFe Air Bear”

Jem D’jelal: Dear frustrated ScrumMaster…

Reblogged with permission from Jem D’jelal, the original author of this content, as a contributor to blogagility.com. Originally published on LinkedIn April 15, 2017.  Jem D’jelal Coaching individuals & teams to find “better” ways of working. I know how difficult your role can be, trying to help people find better ways of working. After all, it’sContinue reading “Jem D’jelal: Dear frustrated ScrumMaster…”

Jem D’jelal: Scrum in a coffin.

Reblogged with permission from Jem D’jelal, the original author of this content, as a contributor to blogagility.com. Originally published on LinkedIn March 21, 2017.  Jem D’jelal Coaching individuals & teams to find “better” ways of working. We are gathered here today, to pay tribute to the life of the Daily Scrum. And to express our admirationContinue reading “Jem D’jelal: Scrum in a coffin.”