Workshop on Characteristics of High-Performance Organizations

Workshop on Characteristics of High-Performance Organizations

At Agile Tour Toronto last November, I conducted a workshop to get crowd-sourced research into high-performance organizational cultures. The purpose of this workshop was two-fold. First, to understand similarities and differences between organizational cultures. Second, to see if case-studies of high-performance cultures would resonate with Agile-oriented people. The companies that were selected for study were: [...] Continue reading »
Agility @ Scale – What makes Agile hard

Agility @ Scale – What makes Agile hard

Scott Ambler gave the keynote at Agile Tour Toronto this past Fall. As a conference organizer I only caught part of it, but still there were some useful perspectives that I wanted to share. Scott's presentation is here. Scaling Factors are about the kinds of things that make software projects more difficult (whether using Agile [...] Continue reading »

Agile Tour Toronto Presentation #2 – Agile Executive Briefing

Below are the slides from my first presentation at AgileTourToronto. This is a new one I prepared to communicate Agile to C-Level Management. Agile Executive Briefing - Situational Assessment and 50,000ft view of Agile The first part of this presentation is a situational assessment of typical challenges in IT project delivery using the SCRAP (Situation, Complication, Resolution, [...] Continue reading »

Agile Tour Toronto Presentation: A Gentle Introduction to Agile

Below are the slides from my first presentation at AgileTourToronto. It is based on ideas from Alistair Cockburn (among others) and has been a work-in-progress since I started sharing Agile ideas in 2002. Presentation Overview There are a lot of choices and alternatives for getting started with Agile. It can be confusing. This talk will [...] Continue reading »

Agile Tour Toronto 2009 Blasts off!

Agile Tour Toronto 2009 is over and it was an outstanding success! There were 150+ participants, 17 great speakers and lot's of learning and sharing.  It is really great to see all of our efforts as organizers come together in an amazing conference. On a personal note, I met lot's of new people and had [...] Continue reading »