Individuals and Interactions

Core value of Agile #1

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Individuals and interactions over processes and tools Client: ‘They aren’t actioning my request!’ Jim: ‘When did you ask them for it?’ Client: ‘Let me think… I raised a ticket in Jira a week or so ago and nothing has happened.’ That was an actual conversation we had with a client… Read More »Core value of Agile #1

Turbine – In Brief

Turbine is a recently published “methodology” that outlines a vision for the continuous delivery of business value driven software iterations. The creators of Turbine; Marco Tedone and John Ferguson Smart, have put together a manifesto and a supporting structure for how a Turbine style delivery environment can be achieved, consisting of environment conditions… Read More »Turbine – In Brief

Transparency – The Missing Pillar

There are three pillars underpinning any empirical process: transparency, inspection and adaptation. Teams are generally familiar with inspection and adaptation, after all, frameworks like Scrum are quite prescriptive about the need for retrospectives. Teams often overlook transparency. There are a number of ways in which a team can be transparent. Firstly, they can… Read More »Transparency – The Missing Pillar

Johari Window

We all know that trust is the cornerstone of all good relationships, whether that be with family members, friends or even with our teams at work. Patrick Lencioni backs this notion up in his book The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by illustrating that an ‘absence of trust’ will mean teams… Read More »Johari Window

Marshall Rosenberg

A better way to communicate?

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In my recent post; Individuals and Interactions over Processes and Tools I discussed how there may be difficulties with how we interact with each other.   So how might be a good way to talk to one another? Marshall Rosenberg, a well-known psychologist, created a communication process in the early… Read More »A better way to communicate?