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.Read More Five steps to successful Crucial Conversations in agile teams
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
What have the Wright Brothers, the original Boeing 737 and the Airbus A380 got to do with Redgate’s internal development conference, Level Up 2019?Read More Video: Level Up 2019 Keynote
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?Read More Level Up 2019 has landed!
While understanding the “Why” behind a task or action is important, understanding the “Why” behind someone’s approach to leadership can be transformative.Read More 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. In this post, I share my Whys behind how I lead and what I do.Read More Why I lead how I lead