I was asked the other day about creating a technology strategy, and how to ensure it’s something that the rest of the organisation cares about. By default, the non-technologists in … Continue reading How do we make technology strategy relevant?
Most organisations I know change the way they do things. That’s partly because of the nature of my work and the kind of situation I’m asked to help with, but … Continue reading Are you prepared for the cost of change?
I was once working with a very large organisation helping deliver a new online service. As we were going through the first project phase we were linked up with an … Continue reading Security is for our customers
Some time ago I wrote that “Teams first have to not only deliver, but also be seen to deliver.” I was thinking about that general idea again recently, but in … Continue reading Being seen to do the right thing
I discovered the importance of project and programme governance several years ago. I was working with an empowered and effective team delivering a project to a distinct budget and deadline. … Continue reading Discovering governance
One of the constant challenges software engineering organisations face is not just how to prioritise the work, but how to prioritise the different kinds of work. That is to say, … Continue reading Structuring ourselves for the right workload
The other day I was listening to an interview with Christophe Beck, who composes film and television music—the scores to Ant Man and Wanda Vision are among his works. It … Continue reading Focusing on the outcome (in composition)
Last week I spoke to my friend Kevin Gohil, and he introduced me to the phrase “adaptive operating model”. Many people talk about a “target operating model”, which is what … Continue reading Transformation as a game of chess
The sprint review, the sprint demo, the show and tell… that thing that happens at the end of each short iteration where we demonstrate our most recent work. Whatever we … Continue reading The show and tell hierarchy of needs
Some time ago I wrote about Tom Gilb’s impact estimation tables. I tend to use them only for big design decisions, and yet for smaller decisions I’ve found I’ve adopted … Continue reading Listing pros and cons