Last Thursday evening, I gave a presentation entitled ‘Using business process modelling for creating a definition of ready and definition of done’ at the second Lean Agile Dundee meet-up at SolarWinds.Continue reading Business process modelling at Lean Agile Dundee
“Scrum has its roots in Japanese thought and practice”, Jeff Sutherland, the co-creator of Scrum, tells us in his book Scrum: the art of doing twice the work in half the time (Random House, 2014), p.38.
One of the ideas that Scrum has drawn on is the Japanese martial art concept of shu ha ri (or shuhari) which outlines three stages of learning towards mastery.
Over the last few years, I have found this a really useful model to bear in mind when working with teams as they embrace and grow towards agility.Continue reading Shu ha ri—three stages towards agile maturity
My personal organisation system has evolved over the years in an iterative rather agile approach.
This post outlines the major building blocks of my current system.Continue reading An overview of my planning and productivity system in 2019
One year ago today, I walked into work and burst into tears. I didn’t even make it to my desk. I felt the anxiety rising as I approached my office building. By the time I reached the top of the stairs I was shaking and hyper-ventilating. I walked past my office, sat in my boss’s office and wept.Continue reading Let’s talk about mental health