The Drencher, Humility and Leadership?

“All men make mistakes, but only wise men learn from their mistakes” – Winston Churchill. I used to work in a well-known theatre in the West End of London. I was twenty-something, and following a dream. Although I always wanted to be an actor, I ended up as Stage Door keeper. For the uninitiated, the…

What is a camel?

Open dialogue, inclusion, collaboration are all important. Critical even. That being said, we must stay true to our goals and not let the accumulated weight of opinion nudge us off course. Unless we’re on the wrong course. There have been many articles written, podcasts made, courses delivered, TV programs aired and books published on the…

Are we there yet?

Since, for the most part, you know where you are, and having decided where you need to be, the next step is to plot a route to get there. And then get there. Having decided that you want your organisation to be agile (see Agile Target Operating Model?) – which in a sense is the…

Agile Target Operating Model?

I’ve heard many people say that their company “is agile”.   As it turns out – after a short discussion – what they mean is that their company has a software development team which uses Scrum quite well. And by “quite well” they mean that they are using some aspects of Scrum (like daily stand-ups…

MVP?

What is a Minimal Viable Product? Although first coined by Frank Robinson, the term Minimal Viable Product has been popularised by Eric Ries in his work The Lean Startup Methodology. In it, he describes: “A core component of Lean Startup methodology is the build-measure-learn feedback loop. The first step is figuring out the problem that…