Archive | Organizational and Systemic Change

Change management, business disruption and handling the transitions to agile methodologies and techniques


Chaos, Crisis and Scrum

There is much written about Scrum and chaos, and how Scrum dances on the edge of chaos. This is quite well know and acknowledged in the community [1]. Crisis however is the point at which one system ends and another begins. It’s an inflection point. It is dramatic, disruptive and often very painful. There is […]

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Presentation: Introducing Scrum to an Organization

I recently did a presentation (hosted by Boost New Media in Wellington, NZ) about introducing Scrum to an Organization. It wasn’t a very lengthy presentation but it was fun. I certainly hoped that the audience enjoyed it as much as I did. Anyway, here’s the presentation for your amusement!

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Managing the transition to technical excellence

I drafted this post over two years ago, and I’m only just getting to post it. Time has passed, but I feel the post is still relevant and current. The topic originally started on the ScrumDevelopment news group as a discussion about flaccid Scrum. George Dinwiddie posted an excellent comment in which he discusses some […]

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Complex systems and software in medical insurance companies

One of my favourite American institutions is National Public Radio (NPR). Whenever I went in a new city, the first thing I would do is find the local NPR station. I still really enjoy NPR but I don’t listen as often as I use to. About a year ago, NPR ran this story about complexity […]

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