The boons and busts of assumptions

I’m assuming we all know the choice phrase: “Assumption is the mother of all fuck-ups.” If you don’t, well there is the problem with assumptions right there. In my previous article I listed 8 behaviours that contribute to a high performing team. The first on that list is: Test assumptions and inferences. It’s first forContinue reading “The boons and busts of assumptions”

Manifesto – A work in progress, A workforce progressing

We are each on personal journeys of mastery, learning and growing continuously. We take every opportunity to learn and practice our crafts. We congregate regularly with others on similar paths to share our learnings.   We all know what the company’s purpose is. We understand how the company’s purpose aligns to our individual purpose. WeContinue reading “Manifesto – A work in progress, A workforce progressing”

Think Different, fundamentally.

One of the most common rebuttals I often hear during an Agile transformation is “Oh, we’re already doing all this stuff. We just don’t call it Agile.” When I hear this, I try to stay as open-minded as possible, so I nod and find the first chance to observe. Usually my observations confirm very quicklyContinue reading “Think Different, fundamentally.”

Cross-functional + Poly-skilled = Grooving!

One of the main tenets of agile is working in cross-functional teams. This means that individuals in the team each have their own functional expertise,together working towards a combined goal. Having different functions working together increases the chances of creating a great solution; one team member will be able to highlight issues that the othersContinue reading “Cross-functional + Poly-skilled = Grooving!”