Episode 49: Merry Manifesto Madness with Alistair Cockburn

AlistairCockburnCraig and Renee lob around to Tony’ abode to interview his house guest, Alistair Cockburn. Alistair spends time:

  • denying a K Stew affair
  • answering what brings him to Australia
  • plugging his fantastic Advanced Agile Course
  • presenting his thoughts on where Agile is going
  • answering how the Agile Manifesto has shifted and whether the last line should be shifted earlier
  • talking about the simplicity principle
  • explaining the difficulty of Agile Organisational transformations
  • answering whether transformation that succeed better can be big-bang or have to evolve
  • discussing the sticky middle management layer where transformations become hard
  • ponderings on what is happening in the ICAgile space
  • generally taking the p*ss out of Renee, Tony and Craig

You can contact Alistair Cockburn for any work opportunities or Advanced Agile Training on totheralistair@gmail.com or totheralistair@aol.com.

You can contact Renee for any work opportunities or Agile 101 Training at renee@theagilerevolution.com.

Special thanks to Tony’s wattle bird in the background!

TheAgileRevolution-49 (48 minutes)

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One thought on “Episode 49: Merry Manifesto Madness with Alistair Cockburn

  1. One of the insights from Alistair…How can a group of people become more agile? Some try to change the existing culture. Others insist on hiring more carefully from the beginning of a project. In a skunkworks situation, one takes a subset of the population and puts them in a special place. In such situations, the more appropriate people are pre-selected to contribute to a specific project in a supportive environment. A skunkworks context may fast track what some may call ???culture.???

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