The book Accelerate – The Science of Lean Software and DevOps: Building and Scaling High Performing Technology Organizations has been really important for Redgate over the past 12 months. It’s helped us find a software delivery language that teams and the wider company understand and buy into, and allowed us to compare how we’re performing against the best in the business.Read More Forget dumb productivity measures and focus on software delivery performance with Accelerate’s Four Key Metrics
A short workshop to encourage people to examine their views of leadership, challenge them to identify “leadership” behaviours that are desirable in their situation and explore how they themselves could lead or influence others.Read More Workshop: What kind of “leadership” do we really need more of?
This post explains in detail exactly how Redgate ran it’s first formal team self-selection process, from initial planning to completion.Read More How Redgate ran it’s first team self-selection process
Are you attracted to the idea of allowing people to decide for themselves what they work on, but worried about what might happen as a result? Yep, we were too. Here’s how we kept true to the ideals of self-determination but reduced our collective anxiety about the process.Read More Team self-selection (without the anxiety)
When people talk about why they adopt an agile approach to software development, they talk about the many benefits of delivering working software iteratively. Rarely do I hear people call out the key reason why we should be taking an agile approach; it’s part of the answer to giving people fulfilling and rewarding work.Read More Agile for the people
At the end of June Redgate’s Product Development organisation ran a retrospective session to review how things have gone in our corner of Redgate in the first half of 2019. This post explains how we ran the large scale retrospective and what we discovered by doing it.Read More Retrospectives at scale: How to run a retro session for a large group
In March 2019, Redgate held their 2nd internal product development conference, Level Up 2019. The Attendee’s Survey results are in, answering the big question – was all the hard work worth it?Read More Was our internal development conference worth all the hard work?