The book Accelerate - The Science of Lean Software and DevOps: Building and Scaling High Performing Technology Organizations has been really important for Redgate over the past 12 months. It's helped us find a software delivery language that teams and the wider company understand and buy into, and allowed us to compare how we're performing against the best in the business.
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.
This post explains in detail exactly how Redgate ran it's first formal team self-selection process, from initial planning to completion.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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?
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?