Conversations about Forming an Agile Team: Part III

In Part II, we discussed how we measure people impacts the dynamic of the team. We channeled some W. Edwards Deming and recognized the fact that we need to establish measurements that optimize the whole and discourage individual success at the expense of the success of the entire team. The idea sounds great in principle … Continue reading Conversations about Forming an Agile Team: Part III

Conversations about Forming an Agile Team: Part I

I had a really interesting conversation with a customer in Shanghai. In terms of taking on an agile transformation, let’s just say that they’re on the edge. They know what they are doing now isn’t making them competitive in the marketplace but they are concerned. They’re concerned about how things will change. Will they be … Continue reading Conversations about Forming an Agile Team: Part I

Some Silos Form Naturally but Require Conscious Investment to Fix

I recently had the opportunity to work with a client who is taking on a massive re-platform of a cyber-physical system. The “cyber” part being a cloud hosted IoT platform built on top of Microsoft Azure (and all of its goodies) and the “physical” part being security and monitoring devices. The team is a global … Continue reading Some Silos Form Naturally but Require Conscious Investment to Fix