On Tuesday I facilitated our first 'Certified Scrum Meetup' event in our Wellington offices. The purpose was to bring together people who have attended Certified ScrumMaster, Certified Scrum Product Owner and Advanced Certified ScrumMaster training to share ideas and learning on applying Scrum and Agile and overcoming challenges.
Having worked as a project manager, general manager and Agile coach I have become interested in leadership and how great leaders help create teams who are engaged, motivated and deliver the results organisations need. On Wednesday evening, I delivered a presentation on '10 traits of effective IT leadership' to a group of Equinox IT clients and staff. In this post, I summarise some of my key points from this presentation.
Why does change always fail?
It’s a bold statement and one that I bet a lot of you are already arguing against in your head. But think for a minute, when was the last time you were involved in a change that actually delivered what it was supposed to?
Earlier this year I delivered two well received presentations on the topic of Agile leadership roles - where do Project Managers and Scrum Masters fit? Following the presentations we had strong interest from the audience for Equinox IT to host a Community of Practice around the topics of Projects and Agile.
Cloud technologies continue to evolve and many providers now offer Serverless Computing or Function-as-a-Service options that have new advantages and uses for organisations. We had Equinox IT Senior Consultant Carl Douglas present to our clients and our own team about Serverless Computing - what it is, the benefits and uses.