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A Controversial Opinion

It’s time for a controversial opinion.
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Organisational Transparency - Do You Trust Your Staff?

I’ve worked at a variety of organisations. One of the most variable parts of organisation culture I’ve experienced is the level of transparency the organisation displays to staff. When I’ve been in organisations with low transparency, I’ve felt untrusted and less valuable; in organisations with almost total transparency, the level of trust has felt high and I’ve felt much more valued within the business.
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Agile Culture Conference - Melbourne 2019

On Friday I attended the Agile Culture Conference in Melbourne. This blog post is about the key items I took away from the day.
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LinkedIn Local Melbourne - Thoughts From a First-Time Attendee

I recently attended LinkedIn Local Melbourne for the first time. It was a great event and I published a series of posts about it. This is the content of the posts as a single article.
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I Did a Thing

About 6 months ago I did a thing. I didn't realise the impact this thing would have. At the time I thought nothing of it. Looking back now I can see that this thing has impacted everything about me and my life.
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Enterprise Design Thinking Practitioner

The earner has acquired knowledge of applying Enterprise Design Thinking and its value. As a Practitioner, the badge earner finds opportunities to try it out in their every day work.
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Docker Essentials: A Developer Introduction

Earners of this badge know what Docker containers are and their benefits. The individual knows how to run containers from Docker Hub, create Docker containers, and how to solve basic problems of orchestration (reconciliation, scaling, high availability, service discovery). The badge earner also understands best practices for using DockerFiles and the basics of how to use tools such as the IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service.

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Talking to People 101 - Requested by Hara Chung

Many in the IT industry have been here before; you go to a Meetup and stand there looking awkward because you don’t know anyone.
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One-on-Ones Don't Exist in the Scrum Guide - Why Do We Do Them?

The Scrum guide defines 5 events, one-on-ones are not one of them. In fact I'm not aware of any agile methodology that extols the virtues of a one-on-one. So why do so many organisations have them?
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Agile Didn't Do It

A response to the accusation that the Boeing 737 MAX 8 crashes and Robodebt were caused by Agile.
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PSD I

The Professional Scrum Developer (PSD I) certification validates knowledge of the practices and techniques that support building complex software as a member of a Scrum Team and ability to apply that knowledge.

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Instant Messenger Management - Stop Missing Important Messages

Do you forget to respond to your instant messages? Does your inaction frustrate others? Do you find yourself apologising for missing messages? Maybe this article will give you some ideas.
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