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Liz Keogh
Lean/Agile consultant, speaker, blogger, poet, fantasy author, pattern hunter, complexity thinker, free will skeptic, Londoner, BDDer, still Goth.
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Liz Keogh 2h
It's why I'm so proud of one of the coaches I trained who managed to get Kanban working in the testing phase of her Waterfall project. Start from where you are now. Other managers are now far more comfortable with visualization etc... and the next phase will have more agility.
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Liz Keogh 10h
...and if something is strongly resisted, then try something else! You have multiple dimensions. Change begets change. Cultural change emerges through stories that already have support (possible adjacents), not the ideal outcomes we'd like. Nudge, don't jump. And keep nudging.
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Liz Keogh 10h
It often starts with development, until replatforming etc. allows a team to ship; then Ops help to ship more quickly, then the Biz are all, "Hey, can you try this small thing?" See the model. There's value in each zone...
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Liz Keogh 10h
Replying to @bonniea
Picks up in Season 4. I know that's a way away but... you get to see all the threads they planted that you never noticed.
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Jessica Kerr 18h
Investing in recovery is way more useful than prevention Because recovery is going to be useful in other situations we haven’t seen yet. ⁦
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Pema Levy 20h
A majority-black county in Georgia plans to shutter 7 of 9 polling locations for the November elections. This is the kind of voter suppression technique that the Supreme Court greenlighted when it gutted the Voting Rights Act.
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FFSTechConf 22h
FFS numbers 5 weeks since 1st tweet 5 weeks to conference 13 confirmed rants 4 sponsors 35 full price tickets left 10 diversity tickets left £30 full price ticket £0 diversity ticket
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Micro SF/F stories 13h
The thief tip-toed toward the dragon's hoard, reached out, and picked up... "What!" he exclaimed. "Cookies?" The dragon looked over its shoulder. "Yes, I'm keeping them warm. Do you want one?" "But... Why?" "I was told they are much nicer when they are warm. Try one."
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Liz Keogh 12h
I'm jetlagged and sleepy so nothing better to do than finish watching "Person of Interest"... Which. Was. Awesome. Slow burner. Stay with it.
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Liz Keogh 20h
IIRC the word "manager" comes from the old French for "driving horses". Probably the etymology has a lot to answer for... maybe we need a new word? "Leader" seems better. What else could we use?
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Liz Keogh 22h
...and while I'm including the CxO level in that, right now I'm more worried about the influences on *them*.
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Liz Keogh 22h
It's true, it's the managers that need to change; sometimes they need help changing. I've been reading Patty McCord's "Powerful". She was an awesome manager... but she learned the lessons over time. Unknown unknowns etc.. And culture trickles down from the *very* top...
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Liz Keogh Aug 16
I honestly think we as Agile coaches have a lot to answer for. "If only management would change" isn't as powerful as asking "What good ways do y'all have for helping managers through the identity shift?" Because it is an identity shift, and generally humans don't like that much.
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Liz Keogh Aug 16
...which was the right thing to do, back when labour and production were the scarce things (see 's "adhocracy" model). It takes time to shift that culture to something new. And even when they do change, they still won't be perfect; there will still be a constraint.
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Liz Keogh Aug 16
This stuff is all emergent. IT infrastructure's a common bottleneck at some point, but not the only one. Project / program management need to change, but so do the governance and compliance and portfolio functions. And they're all working from a legacy of bureaucracy...
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Sarah Jardine Aug 13
The three ages of bureaucrat: Age 25: Why don’t I get to go to any meetings? Age 35: I feel so validated by attending all these important meetings Age 42: I will do anything legal to avoid godforsaken meetings
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Liz Keogh Aug 15
Replying to @deborahh
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Deborah Preuss Aug 15
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John Cutler Aug 15
This feels like going faster Vs. This actually makes us faster
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T!MoRi 🇳🇬 Aug 13
We are still in 2018, this guy is already in 2048 😀😁😁
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