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By now most workplaces around the UK are winding down, code freezing or already finished for Christmas. With that in mind, we thought it apt to share our reflections on 2016 from a Nimble perspective.
So.... just short of a year and I'm leaving the Home Office. It's been a really fun, challenging and incredibly productive journey, growing a start up from scratch in the Public Sector.
Having followed Mike Burrows and his work now for a number of years, we at Nimble are delighted to be in the first group of authorised collaboration partners of Agendashift!
Chris was delighted to be asked to share his experiences at the increasingly popular Agile Yorkshire in Leeds. Watch the video here.
I gave a talk last night at Agile Sheffield titled 'Shaping the culture from scratch'.
In most organisation these days we acknowledge that self organising teams are a good thing. This hasn't been the case over time. Every team wasn't born as a collection of empowered decision makers, they've all been on a journey. This journey begins when that team first forms.
In the role I'm currently in, I work with organisations to understand how they're working now and how they can become more effective as opposed to just busy. What's interesting to observe with different organisations far and wide is how there's one common factor I always (to different degrees of course) see in people and teams ; that is context switching.
So one of the positive attributes I feel I've retained from my Project Management days is an instinct to capture information. With how thick and fast information is thrown at us these days (certainly in my current career path) I always remind myself of the need to capture information that is 'just enough' or 'barely sufficient' to avoid waste, which is a reflection in myself of what I coach to people and teams