I have been working with some good coaches recently, but the were not very comfortable with the agile paperwork and coaching bureaucracy areas of coaching. AdvertisementsRead More Notes from the secret agile playbook, creating a coaching agreement
I went through this quick meeting with an agile class recently and I said I would post this for the crew to refer back to. In agile teams there are a couple of core roles and then the rest depends on the kind of work the team does. But we can give some more clarity […]Read More Clarifying agile roles – speed dating?
I often hear that we need a business analyst to translate what the business people say, so that technical people understand them. Then, I am told we need the BA to then translate what the technical people say, so that the business people understand them. I guess it goes something like this: It sounds good, […]Read More Is it enough to say that the BA is the “universal translator” between business and IT?
A basic map of our stakeholders Quite some time ago, I wrote an article on “creating a basic communication plan” and for many projects that is all you need. But sometimes it is worth analysing your stakeholders in more detail. This article explores a couple of approaches that I like to use when I need […]Read More Analysing stakeholders – beyond the basic communication plan
In my last article, I described an approach that you can use to define the purpose of an internal consulting team. I used Sophie and her BA team as an example and I will continue to do so here. This time I will talk about the “Service catalogue” or list of services that your team […]Read More Defining the value of your internal consulting team part 2 – your services
Apparently office politics is a horrible thing that other people do. But many of the emerging IT leaders I speak to get told they need to be better at “soft skills” and “influencing at a senior level”. What this often means is get good a politics. Sadly a lot of office politics seems to involve […]Read More The dark art of office politics for IT leaders (part one – why is it stressful?)
I have previously blogged about a number of approaches to assessing a team’s readiness for change, including the 7-S framework and the arenas of change approach, but today I thought I would explain a less well known approach – the “moments of truth” assessment. Actually I made it up so it is not too well […]Read More Using a moments of truth analysis to assess a team’s readiness for change