On getting things done for sure, positive project boards and white men in advertising.
On habit-breaking training, learning to code and loads and loads on money and people systems.
On a year in Cornwall Council.
On always changing things, better priorities and remembering.
On the day-to-day work of running systems, hackathons and coaching new coders.
On all the roadmaps and an animated, LED pumpkin
On interim operating models, pressure and free speech.
On organising for a complex product team, cyber attacks and tinkering with Xmas lights.
Mostly back-office systems with a sprinkle of other things
On back-office systems, exciting administration and Black Voices Cornwall.
On bots, onions and virtual good byes
On continuous improvement and being a BAME ally.
On broadcast communications, our new website, turning problems into lessons, roadmaps and cross-government collaboration.
On user needs, Troika Consulting, scaled agile and being a BAME ally.
On innovation allies, always learning, fighting for flow and more shared learning.
On Bob the Builder, balancing the books and assurance without certainty.
On more tweaks to our agile ways of working, getting comfortable with a 20% success rate and shared learning.
On unlocking great ideas, project epilogues, fragmenting systems and wheelchairs by the sea.
On the many faces of progress and virtual privilege walks
On an exciting future for Cornwall, reducing the cost of indecision and talking to white people about race.
On pushing boundaries, technical frustrations and race science.
On drinking your own champaign and mentoring.
On transforming through a crisis, small continuous improvements and the value of communities.
On ending things well, iterating agile, grand plans and the killing of George Floyd.
On learning by doing, situational leadership and mentoring.
On agile roles, documentation, shared infrastructure and mental health.
On virtual Mexican waves, crossing invisible silos, the downside of agile backlogs and the benefits of traditional project management.
On not wasting a crisis, morning routines, kids coding and the National Grid
On home offices, generic capabilities and insensitive language
On “zoombombing” and getting “forward” to normal. Do not post links or codes for online meetings (e.g. Zoom) in public!
On the endless stream of video calls.
On making trade-offs, when information systems do not mean IT, when numbers are not facts and when probability is meaningless.
On business-as-usual when everything is different, enormous satisfaction from tiny successes and helping each other through all this.
On a face-to-face tech event (remember those?), closing projects in an agile way and fixing ink jet printers…or not!
On business cases, fine tuning teams, jazz fusion, the RSA and COVID-19’s impact on the climate
On Cornwall Geeks, agile forecasting and risk management, scrum-of-scrums, product roadmaps and a first weeknote mention for COVID-19!
On spreading too thin, agile infrastructure, part-time teams and diversity in tech
On financial approvals, learning together and package-free shopping
On being caught between storms.
On resident experience, collaboration and trade-offs, privilege and diversity.
On making connections, agile training and recycling sticky notes.
On UK Gov Camp 2020, Scrum Master training and working with agile teams.