At Redgate we’ve found that development teams with clear purpose, self-direction and freedom to act were the most engaged and delivered amazing results. To shape all our teams to have these qualities we identified six key principles and unleashed our Fantastic Beasts!Read More Redgate’s Fantastic Beasts (and how we improve them)
How we tackled issues in our interview scheduling process with Theory Y and a self-organising team.Read More Tackling issues with the magic of Theory Y
Leadership roles can be tough. Whether you are principle engineer on a piece of work, leading a development team, taking responsibility for a functional area or heading-up an organisation, you are more often than not going to find yourself in challenging circumstances.Read More Leaders, take care of yourselves
How do you increase leadership throughout an organisation? Imitating the behaviours of those thought to be high-achieving leaders may not be the right approach at all.Read More How do you scale leadership?
Some of my colleagues and I were lucky enough to spend some time with Ian Bateman, one of the Football Association’s youth coach educators and Head Coach of England’s partially-sighted Futsal squad. as an opportunity for us to learn about coaching and leadership from outside of the software development “bubble”.Read More Team leadership lessons from football coaching
I attended the Agile Manchester 2018 conference to share Redgate’s journey with team autonomy and learn from other agile practitioners. Here are my highlights from the conference and my biggest takeaway – it’s all about The Why.Read More Agile Manchester 2018 and “The Why”
On 6th March 2018 Redgate’s Product Division and Foundry ran their first internal conference. On the day after the event we, the conference organizers, asked everyone who attended to give us some feedback. Here’s what they told us.Read More What did Redgaters think of our first internal conference?
This week something pretty awesome happened at Redgate. we ran an internal learning and development conference for 80 Redgaters at IWM Duxford near Cambridge. Software Engineers, UX Designers, Product Managers, Development Leads and assorted leadership types came together to learn about, share and collaborate on a vast range of subjects.Read More Level Up 2018: The Redgate Product Development Conference
Ever been sat in a 1 to 1 meeting with one of your team and felt like you were struggling to concentrate on them – unable to really listen to what they had to say or explore their problem with them? Well, I have. So, I’ve experimented with going for a walk during these “catch-up” sessions. It’s been great.Read More Try Walking 1 to 1s
The need to inspect and adapt is the fundamental concept at the centre of the agile software development movement. However, it often seems that the drive to inspect and adapt is only deliberately applied to what we build and not how we build. This means how a team works together, how they use the technologies at their disposal and how they apply processes can go unimproved.Read More Inspect and adapt how you build as well as what you build