- S/W Development as a Creative Activity - yes or no?
- “Drive - the surprising truth about what motivates us” - Daniel Pink - book
- people frame problems in ways that they can’t see the solution … you need the right mind-framework, and the right kind of motivation.
- “human work”, “knowledge work”, “creative work” are not exactly the same
It was a lot to do with Mastery - just like a building architect.
- “In the Box” - a recent book
- What do a contact lenses, and ATM machine, and an exercise bicycle have in common?
- They all have a common theme of minus or subtraction.
- ATM subtracts the need for a teller, contact lens subtracts the need for a frame, and exercise bike subtracts the need for a rear wheel contacting the ground.
“In the Box” - what do they have in common, how do they differ from a high level of abstraction? How can you create new things and new markets by addition and subtraction and finding high-level abstractions.
- Helping Organizations see the value of Agile Coaching
- Lean Change helps by setting up experiments that show short-term value
- “In and On” - Are you working “In the Business”, or are you working “On the Business”?
- The value of the coach is that they work on the business
- The Clash of the Titans (Michael Spayed - Founder Agile Institute)
- Spiral Dynamics - tool for understanding human development in both an individual and group level [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spiral_Dynamics] [http://spiraldynamics.org/]
- Are there patterns of similarity?
- Survival, instinct (100,000 years ago) - Individual - Beige
- Tribes, the world was magic, propitiate the gods (50,000) - Communal
- Kings, feudal system, might makes right (10,000) - Individual - Red
- Truth Force, organized hierarchy, honour, moral code, fundamentalism (5,000) - Communal Blue
- Enlightenment, free achiever, scientific method, capitalism, materialism - Individual - Orange (60% of the western world)
- Multi-cultural, egalitarian, relativistic values, global ideas - Communal - Green (30% of of the developed world)
- Integrative, Systems Thinking, express self but never at the expense of other - Individual - Yellow (10% of the developed world)
- Turquoise - Spiritual, wholistic - Communal
- As you move up the levels you transcend them, but include them … we become for capable. They are healthy and unhealthy expressions of each level.
- On different skills you can be at different levels, called “Developmental Lines”
- Where is Agile coming from? The Agile Manifesto is Blue, but Agile done well is a combination of Yellow and Green
- Corporations act largely out of Orange
Social activism is often common out of Green
- ScrumBan - The next level for scrum teams?
- Put maintenance work on a separate KanBan wall (use KanBan for support). Set WIP at 3.
- Used Scrum for new features … and lowered the capacity in Scrum to cover the support work.
- Team decides whether staff are dedicated to the support or not.
- “Scrum is like your mother-in-law, it points out all your faults”
- The data around utilization, and how much work is going into support it very clear.
Note that have fixed iterations is not in conflict/contradiction with KanBan.