Small experiments vs planned execution of change

I am working with a client who has a whole continent full of different “tribes”, all of whom are going agile and all of whom have huge change agendas on at the moment. So I am working on a change management plan to help the organisation roll out consistent approaches to IT development and to demonstrate continued improvement in speed and quality across multiple development teams for multiple internal and external clients (the tribes I mentioned). I think I have a cunning plan but it will be interesting to see how it plays out in reality. ┬áRather than rolling out … Continue reading Small experiments vs planned execution of change

Working in virtual worlds – and getting away from it all in the real world

I just got sent this link to an article in Scientific American. Its about “gold farmers” from the third world. These enterprising workers join online games and spend time playing the game in order to amass treasure or experience that they can then sell to others for real money. There are already property speculators in Second Life and people who can be hired to join your team of adventurers in a game. Apparently there is even online crime with computer hackers stealing real people’s characters to sell onto others. So you can now use your real world fortune to do … Continue reading Working in virtual worlds – and getting away from it all in the real world