In this month's post Jasmin Wilkins interviews Michael Sahota on Agile leadership and high performance organisations; Fiona Blunsdon explores using the three Scrum questions for your life; Carl Weller looks at managing bugs, Agile development hills and the CEO's role in execution; and Rowan Bunning presents on 'how your culture is shaping your Agile'.
Agile adoption, and the values that underlie Agile, are often at odds with the prevailing culture within organisations. As such, the culture of the organisation where Agile is adopted, shapes the Agile adoption and its success.
Managing uncertainty and complexity is on most business and IT people's minds as we navigate a world that is rapidly changing and is increasingly unpredictable. This month our consultants share resources and learning on the value of cross-functional and self-organising teams for dealing with complexity, amongst other topics.
Making IT succeed today involves much more than technology considerations. Modern ways of working rely on people working together in high performance teams, placing increasing emphasis on people having strong soft skills. So in this post, while we have consultants sharing technology learning on MicroServices, VSTS and Azure, we also have consultants sharing learning on cognitive bias and the human and organisational considerations for Agile adoption and transformation.
We have always taken the view at Equinox IT that there is no single right way and that as consultants we bring a toolkit and use the right tool for the job.
For a long time we have used the sense making Cynefin Framework developed by Dave Snowden of Cognitive Edge and the Cynefin Centre to help understand how we and our clients best respond to business and IT problems that are obvious, complicated, complex or chaotic. A number of our consultants have attended Cynefin training with Dave Snowden.