A regular podcasting exploring issues around agile transformations. Why they fail, common patterns in successful and unsuccesful transformations, and what you can do to help make your next one a success.
Episode 39 With Wolfgang Brandhuber
Wolfgang’s another of the people who have been hugely influential in my agile journey to date, and it was both fantastic and fascinating to catch up with him. We discussed the idea of organisational architecture, and how the complexity of your organisational architecture will be mirrored in the complexity of your technical architecture, basically how … Continue reading "Episode 39 With Wolfgang Brandhuber"
Episode 38 With Nader Talai
In this episode, Nader and I discuss leadership buy in, how copying models from other organisations is a common (but flawed) pattern from well before agile, the importance of tackling the supporting functions during a transformation, the idea of templating your governance and what BOAST stands for. You can connect with Nader on Linkedin here, … Continue reading "Episode 38 With Nader Talai"
Episode 37 With Em Campbell-Pretty
In this episode we discuss whether lean is Japanese, the role of discipline in an agile adoption and the tension between discipline and autonomy, the potential inter-relationship of liberalism and agile, the need for an initial suspension of disbelief, and how every compromie you make at the start you are doomed to repeat forever. Perhaps … Continue reading "Episode 37 With Em Campbell-Pretty"
Episode 36 With Aaron McKenna
Aaron is one of those people who have been hugely influential on my agile journey these last 15 years, and I’ve wanted to record a podcast with him for a long time. He didn’t disappoint 🙂 In this episode, we discuss the issue of middle management buy in to agile change, the seemingly ongoing agile … Continue reading "Episode 36 With Aaron McKenna"
Episode 35 With Ashok Pandey
In this episode, we look at the different stakeholders involved in an agile transformation, and the need to build communication chains from bottom to top, not just top to bottom. We also discuss how legacy infrastructure may be as limiting to your agility as legacy culture, how numbers can hide more than they reveal and … Continue reading "Episode 35 With Ashok Pandey"
Episode 34 With Vineet Patni
In this fascinating episode, Vineet and I discuss the nature of hierarchy and formal titles in India, and their impact on the adoption of agile. We also consider the ‘second order’ problem of agile adoption in service centres. How do you transform your organisation when your only motivation is that you’re being told to do … Continue reading "Episode 34 With Vineet Patni"