Here is the set of slides from my presentation on the use of the Skills Matrix to help launch Agile teams. This was first presented at AgileTO in March 2016.
And the video on YouTube:
Many organizations are attempting to use Agile methods. Banks, telecom companies, government agencies, and all manner of mid-size and small organizations. Most of these attempts are limited in that they think of Agile as a solution instead of as a culture. In this video, I explore some of the conditions for creating Real Agility.
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Another short video for your viewing pleasure! Kanban in One Minute – Do It Right by Michael Badali.
Check out our first video “Kanban Basics”.
Michael Badali is a Kanban expert with years of experience in Kanban and other Agile methods including nearly 2 years working as an internal coach at HP in China and the UK.
One of the things that I love is how many great videos there are that show the ridiculousness of a lot of corporate behaviour. This video is a hilarious (and painful) look at one aspect: the way we treat our experts.
Of course, I don’t mean to say that we should never be sceptical. Rather, sometimes we just have acknowledge reality: there is no magic to make a red line with a green marker. The role of the expert is to clarify reality to others through their knowledge and experience.
When I am doing CSM and CSPO training, I often am faced with people who want to know how to make high-performance teams with distributed team members. They are often looking for some sort of magical solution. This is an example of not being willing to face the reality that distance makes communication slower, less effective, and less likely to happen at all.
I’m sure all of you have interesting experiences of being the expert in something and your audience pushing you to find the magical solution… share your stories in the comments please!