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In my latest book – Lean Change Management – I tackle this important topic: how do you cope with and drive change that is meaningful and has a real impact? In it I tell a crazy and personal story of how one company went through a critical transformation, and how they used the innovative practices described in the book throughout that process. I explain how change was possible, and how they went from burning out on too many changes to meaningful change they co-created with the people involved in that very change.
- What is Resistance to Change? on January 12, 2015
There is a great deal of attention put on ‘overcoming resistance to change’, but what is change resistance and why do we focus so much attention on it?
- Agile Won’t Fix Your Organization on December 24, 2014
Wanted: Agile Coach with multiple certifications to walk on water… for UP TO $95/hour! Fixing your organization shouldn’t start with calling up one of your 8 recruiting firms.
- But It’s Not MY Fault! on November 27, 2014
Today my wife’s online calendar broke and I learned a great deal about responsibility and craftsmanship.
- Sorry, I broke Your Company on November 10, 2014
When it comes to implementing Agile, the first consultant or company is most likely to become the sacrificial goat. Then things will get better. Maybe.
- Managing Multiple Team Releases on November 5, 2014
Worry about “Scaled Facilitation” before you worry about “Scaled Agile.” Don’t underestimate the power of well-facilitated conversations in front of big-visible information radiators.
- How Did You Become an Agile Coach? on October 28, 2014
How long does it take to become an Agile Coach? What books should I read? What courses should I take? Are those the right questions to ask in the first place?
- Developing an Internal Agile Coaching Program on October 14, 2014
Working myself out of a job has always been a goal of mine once I started consulting. I don’t expect my clients to be complete experts by the time I leave but as long as they know what they’re in store for and feel they’re on a path to get to where they want to […]
- Setting Expectations between Team Members on October 8, 2014
Agile or no Agile, setting expectations is important for building a high-performance team. This exercise is something you can use to kickstart a team and dive into deeper conversations sooner that will help the team gel.
- Better Conference Swag on September 10, 2014
Myself and a crack team of wickedly awesome people are organizing Spark the Change Toronto, which will happen next Spring. This is a different conference. It’s not focused on one discipline or topic.
This is the second iteration of this conference, the first was help this past July in the UK.
Since this is a […]
- A Tale of Responsibility on September 9, 2014
My 9 year old forgot his homework at home today. Should he learn by dealing with the consequence or is this the perfect opportunity for him to learn about personal responsibility?
Lean Change Management
Is Agile a mindset or a set of processes? Ask 10 people and you'll get 10 different answers. This video series will help you discover effective practices for managing work and people within the constraints of your organization.