This post explains in detail exactly how Redgate ran it's first formal team self-selection process, from initial planning to completion.
Team self-selection (without the anxiety)
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.
Agile for the people
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.
Was our internal development conference worth all the hard work?
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?
Level Up 2019 has landed!
On Tuesday 19th March 2019, Redgate held their 2nd annual internal product development conference, Level Up 2019. We, the organisers, aimed to improve the event over last year's successful first try. But did we succeed?
Improving Level Up, Redgate’s internal development conference
How Redgate has learnt from our first ever internal product development conference to make this year's event, Level Up 2019, even better.
Why I lead how I lead
While understanding the "Why" behind a task or action is important, understanding the "Why" behind someone’s approach to leadership can be transformative. In this post, I share my Whys behind how I lead and what I do.
When agile jumped the shark
Three years ago agile at Redgate lost its way.
Was our self-organising interview team experiment a success?
When faced with dysfunction in our interviewing process we decided to improve things by creating a self-organising team. But did it work?
Redgate’s Fantastic Beasts (and how we improve them)
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!