We've found that people appreciate having a strong influence on their destination during team reorganizations and that self-selection reteaming places people into teams they are happy to be part of. But there are difficulties to be aware of and, as with everything, there's always room for improvement.
How we ran our first fully-remote reteaming
This post shares the results of our annual self-selection reteaming process and how we had to adapt the activity during a national lockdown
Five steps to successful Crucial Conversations in agile teams
Crucial Conversations happen where the stakes are high, opinions vary and emotions run strong. These situations arise all the time in agile development teams and can lead to misunderstandings, inaction or strained relationships. In this post I'll explain when Crucial Conversations can pop up and give you some tips on how to tackle them.
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.
Do your team know why you lead how you lead?
While understanding the "Why" behind a task or action is important, understanding the "Why" behind someone’s approach to leadership can be transformative.
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.
Video: How to level-up learning & development
Back in October Jeff Foster and I gave a talk at Agile Cambridge 2018 about the drive to improve Learning & Development at Redgate Software.
The Taps Model: A tool to explore cognitive overload
I’ve come up with a tool that my team and I have used to explore the pressure exerted on leaders by their many responsibilities, important tasks and interests. We call it The Taps Model and in this post I explain what it is and how to use it.
Tackling issues with the magic of Theory Y
How we tackled issues in our interview scheduling process with Theory Y and a self-organising team.
Leaders, take care of yourselves
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.