Preparing for Team Self-Selection with SAFe & Structuring the ART

December 14th, 2016

Those who know me will not be at all surprised to learn the first thing I did once there was agreement to use self-selection as the approach to forming teams for the A&I Agile Release Train was buy and read +Sandy Mamoli‘s book Creating Great Teams: How Self-Selection Lets People Excel. I had heard Sandy talk […]

Tribal Unity – The Book

October 30th, 2016

Some of you may have noticed my blog has been a little quiet this year.  One reason for this is that I have been busy writing my first book – Tribal Unity: Getting From Teams to Tribes by Creating a One Team Culture. Some time soon I will blog about my agile book writing experience. […]

Good PI Planning is the Enemy of Great PI Planning

December 17th, 2015

When I first met +Dean Leffingwell, I had already launched the EDW Release Train – without doing PI Planning. I was attending one of the early SPC classes in Boulder, CO. It was day 3 before I built up the courage to ask Dean the question that had been on my mind since I decided to […]

There is no such thing a Feature Owner… Or is there?

December 15th, 2015

When an organisation introduces agile, it is not uncommon for there to be a mass rollout of Agile Fundamentals training, where the role of the Product Owner is positioned as being an empowered business person who is colocated with and 100% dedicated to work with the agile team. This sounds wonderful in theory, but when […]

Scaling Agile – Cucumber Podcast

December 1st, 2015

As part of my participation in CukeUp Australia last month, the team at Cucumber invited me to join them in recording a podcast about Scaling Agile and how large organisations can make it work. You can tune to the discussion with +Terry Yin, +Matt Wynne, +Hamish Tedeschi,  +Steve Tooke and of course me, using the +SoundCloud player below.

The Journey of SAFe and Thawing Middle Management

November 23rd, 2015

While I was at Agile 2015, I had the opportunity to catch up with fellow Aussie +Craig Smith from +InfoQ. We talk about how I came to lead Australia’s first Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) implementation and both my Agile 2015 sessions – The Magic Carpet Ride: A Business Perspective on DevOps and Thawing the Frozen Middle. You can […]

From teams to tribes: Creating a one-team culture in DevOps

November 10th, 2015

One of the topics I have been talking about at various conferences over the last 18 months, is scaling culture with agile tribes. This is a topic that resonates with people in both the Agile and DevOps communities. As part of my participation in the DevOps Enterprise Summit last month I was invited to share […]

Facilitating SAFe Team Self-Assessments

August 27th, 2015

As part of an Agile Release Train’s commitment to relentless improvement it is necessary for all the teams on the train to reflect and assess the effectiveness of their Scrum and XP practices on a regular cadence. For most once a PI seems to be a logical frequency. The Scaled Agile Framework provides a self-assessment […]

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