Three years ago agile at Redgate lost its way.Read More When agile jumped the shark
When faced with dysfunction in our interviewing process we decided to improve things by creating a self-organising team. But did it work?Read More Was our self-organising interview team experiment a success?
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 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?
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?
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
I attended an excellent talk by Jon Terry, the CEO of LeanKit, who talked about the approach LeanKit took to help their teams stay lean and make good decisions as they grew from a small start-up to a medium-sized enterprise.Read More How LeanKit helps it’s teams make effective decisions
One way to keep Retrospectives fresh is to set explicit goals for each session. However, just choosing a goal isn’t quite enough. You want to choose a Goldilocks Goal that opens up the discussion ‘just right’.Read More Goldilocks Goals: How to keep Retrospectives fresh and engaging
We’ve created a set of “working agreements”, which call out best practices and common aims we have, with a view to embedding these in all projects in the division and encouraging consistency.Read More Encouraging convergence: Our project management working agreements