Category Archives: Process

Videos from Lean Agile Scotland 2013 are now up

The videos from Lean Agile Scotland 2013 are now up on Vimeo – see https://vimeo.com/channels/lascot13 The video of my talk on The Responsibility Process™ is available at https://vimeo.com/76096772 .  It might help having the slides to read along to – … Continue reading

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Influential Agile Leader event comes to Europe

I’m really excited! I have been following Gil Broza and Johanna Rothman in different ways over the past few years, and earlier this year they got together in Boston in an interactive training event “The Influential Agile Leader”. I would … Continue reading

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The Responsibility Process™ in action

I have been giving a few presentations about The Responsibility Process™ recently. This is Christopher Avery and Bill McCarley’s research into the automatic series of coping reactions which we go through every time we experience an upset – I described … Continue reading

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The Leadership Gift Programme is restarting next week

Christopher Avery and Bill McCarley have developed The Responsibility Process™ over the past 20+ years – I’ve already blogged a bit about it in The Steps to Responsibility, and my talk at Lean Agile Scotland 2013 was based on this … Continue reading

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LAS2013 Thoughts: Making Distributed Teams More Effective

More thoughts from Lean Agile Scotland 2013. A couple of guys working for Neo discussed common anti-patterns of distributed teams, and possible ways of addressing these.  The big risks are around fragmentation or isolation. This really resonated for me – … Continue reading

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LAS2013 Thoughts: Real Options

Chris Matts gave a keynote at Lean Agile Scotland 2013 about Real Options. Options have value. Options expire.  Don’t commit before you have to. There is value in keeping options open as long as possible. Ideally you want to be … Continue reading

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LAS2013 Thoughts: Optimise flow instead of resource usage

The next in my series of posts on Lean Agile Scotland 2013. Another common theme was that it is more efficient and valuable to optimise flow than optimise resource use. Don’t try to keep everyone busy all the time.  Allow … Continue reading

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LAS2013 Thoughts: Processes have to be tailored

Lean Agile Scotland 2013 was an inspiring conference, and I have assorted thoughts coming out of it. I’ll summarise them in a series of posts. This is part 1. A common theme running through the conference this year was that … Continue reading

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Lean Agile Scotland 2013 – Day 1

Wow – what an inspiring day. Congratulations to @chrisvmcd and the team @LeanAgileScotland for a great conference day 1 – and thank you for trusting me with my first ever conference presentation! Hope I didn’t get too many red cards… … Continue reading

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Follow-up to How do you “push responsibility down” and “empower the team”

Thank you to everyone who came to the talk today at Lean Agile Scotland #LAScot13. I was delighted (and relieved) to have a full room, and thank you for engaging with me in the discussion during and afterwards. In summary: … Continue reading

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