Renee, Tony and Craig are at Agile Australia and sit down with Adrian Fittolani from Envato and discuss program management and monte carlo simulations. Renee also makes an estimate that is super accurate!
utilise bottom up program management at Envato, they have 4 main themes as a company and use self organising themes to meet those themes
had to evolve from co-located teams as could not find local resources, they now have any person working in any team wherever they are and make that work, they try to keep teams in close timezones and use asynchronous communication tools, have a policy to work anywhere and additionally a policy to travel and work from anywhere in the world for 3 months
the teams responsibility is to radiate program status, currently using a short document with a timeline view
launch wall for important items kicking off in the next 2 weeks – helps eliminate surprises
project is where more than one team is involved, form a circle around the project (like holacracy)
The Responsibility Process is a naturally occurring pattern that occurs in our mind that shows how we respond to upset or frustration in ways that we either cope with it or take responsibility to learn and grow
Correlation between The Responsibility Process and the 7 stages of grief
You go through each stage, even if it is for a microsecond
The mental state of responsibility is available to you all the time
Listen for yourself saying “I have to…” then catch it and change it to a statement you are willing to own like “I am…” or “I choose…”
The Responsibility Process Game – each day score yourself for when you heard it, said it or caught it
Research started in 1984 and collected through participant observation and interaction
“The first job of a leader is to define reality” Max De Pree
First principle of leadership of The Responsibility Process – “No group in an organisation will consistently operate at higher levels of responsibility than the people to whom they report”
Spotify have shared a lot of the things that have worked well, but they do also have challenges as well – one is alignment across teams as the organisation gets bigger so they have been working on visualisation and prioritisation
Craig and Renee, sitting in a shoe-box sized hotel room in Sydney eating peanut M&Ms, decided to rustle through the mailbag and answer a bunch of outstanding questions.
Note: this episode is not sponsored or endorsed by M&Ms but we certainly enjoy their product!
Crossing The Chasm
more and more organisations seem to be crossing the chasm to Agile, but too many are still just doing and not being Agile
inimal viable product (MVP) is still the trend word, the next stage is Minimal Viable Experience and then Minimal Viable Robustness to Minimal Marketable Product and finally Continuously Evolving Product