Here's the recording of a talk I was lucky enough to give at the Lean Agile Exchange conference on "Three years of self-selection reteaming at Redgate".
Podcast appearance: Dynamic Reteaming at Redgate on Mastering Agility
This month I was interviewed by Sander Dur on his excellent Mastering Agility podcast to talk about Redgate's journey with self-selection reteaming over the last three years.
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.
Retrospectives at scale: How to run a retro session for a large group
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.
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.
When agile jumped the shark
Three years ago agile at Redgate lost its way.
Agile Manchester 2018 and “The Why”
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.
Encouraging convergence: Our project management working agreements
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.
When the going gets tough, don’t cancel the Retro
If times are tough on an agile project, whatever you do, don't cancel the Retrospective meeting. If you think that having the team in a meeting room for one hour every two weeks is going to make your project fail, then it's going to fail anyway.