28th January 2015
I had an appointment at the City Hospital today & spotted this gorgeous building. It’s ‘Maggie’s Centre’, a cancer-related support facility.
26th January 2015
The test piece for the 2015 Regional Championships Second Section has this little bit of horror about halfway through.
The composer, Kevin Norbury, no doubt had a bit of a chuckle when he wrote this.
Brass banders often struggle more with sharp keys. I know I much prefer to be playing in flats. I’m not entirely sure why this is.
25th January 2015
Yet another photo of Ruby. We were enjoying a café break in that most salubrious of drinking establishments, ASDA. The coffee was actually rather nice, and everything was good value, so no complaints from this Yorkshireman.
I’d rather come to the ASDA café than drink in Starbucks
Agile methods have been found to be extremely effective when used correctly. A reasonable reaction to witnessing any great performance in an organization is to demand more of it. So a tremendous amount of time, effort and resources have been expended over the last few years on scaling agile for the enterprise with all the new processes and models that can go along with that.
I admire a lot of the work done to scale agile methods in the attempt to replicate the success of the initial `golden-teams` to all groups in an organization. Unfortunately these roll out attempts largely result in disappointment or failure because the investment and effort has been applied in the wrong place. It is not process we need to scale and duplicate, it is the art of collaboration.
Having worked solely within large organisations I have been subjected to many a process. Do they provide a solid foundation for repeatable work or do they just get in the way of talented teams? I think it’s a bit of both, but would tend to side with the article.
It’s a very interesting read.