Tag Archives: agile

Health checks

There are lots of ‘health check models’ out there. Most of them attempt to summarise and visualise how teams are doing, and seek areas of improvements. They are sometimes run by managers, sometimes by coaches, sometimes by teams in workshops. Over the years, I have discarded approaches that ‘score’ teams (either by numbers, letters, or… Read More »

Alignment a.k.a Collaboration

The principles behind the agile manifesto are clear in their message on collaboration: “Business people and developers must work together daily throughout the project.” Yet, there are still companies out there where the visions of the development teams and business teams do not align. They either have different targets or they simply haven’t taken the time to understand each… Read More »

Rating ITV

I spent yesterday morning at ITV. It’s always interesting to see how another company works. Like most organisations it has some good and bad practices, with some teams being more developed than others. All usual stuff. What stood out was the overall belief in self-organisation. It was evident that team processes and practices were decided… Read More »