Peter Stevens Scrum Breakfast Blog

24-09-2014

Tackle your organization impediments with 59 minute sprints!

As a comment on “How much do you let a new team self organize?” IanJ asked Why are 59-Minute Scrums cool and what are they good […]
02-04-2013

Change Management or Change Leadership?

I don’t like the the term “Change Management.” I think it is an oxymoron. Management implies control. Change implies chaos. These are diametric opposites. Change is […]
04-03-2012

The Deadliest Sin of Change Leadership

InfoQ just published a wonderful interview with Sanjiv Augustine and Arlen Bankston on the 7 deadly sins of agile adoption. While I agree with everything Sanjiv […]
16-10-2011

Getting the CEO’s attention

At the #sglon London Scrum Gathering Joe Justice and I lead an open space on how to get the CEO’s attention. Our goal was to come […]
25-07-2011

Making Agile Stick

So many experts tell us mgmt is broken. Agile would fix many problems. Why is mgmt innovation so hard to apply?” I asked this question Friday […]
04-04-2011

Interview: Seth Kahan on Getting Change Right

I met Seth Kahan, virtually, after I decided to participate in the Washington Gathering on Radical Management. So I downloaded his book on getting change right. […]
21-02-2010

In Praise of Middle Management

On a recent post on on Scrum’s (alleged) shortcomings,  Bob Martin (aka Uncle Bob) wrote: Scrum carries an anti-management undercurrent that is counter-productive. Scrum over-emphasizes the […]
27-11-2009

Making Change Happen in Your Organization

Last Monday, I spoke at the CHOOSE Choose Forum on Human-centric Software Development on how to introduce change into an organization. The talk is based on […]
06-11-2009

Scrum Breakfast in Zürich: Breaking Through Corporate Gridlock

Everyone who works in a large organization knows that such organizations can become inflexible and unresponsive. Rules and regulations dominate, office politics are more important than […]