Organization leaders and development team members can find the notion of self-selection reteaming troubling. Why is that? What is holding us back from giving software engineering folks a greater influence over the work they do and the people they work with?
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.
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.
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?
The 'Agile Release Train' has been popularised as part of the Scaled Agile Framework - a set of guidelines aimed to bring agile software development to the enterprise and programme delivery. In the framework, the train metaphor is used to describe a series of iterative releases set to a strict schedule that multiple teams must abide by... Continue Reading →