At an AgileTO meetup this week on Agile Transformation Teams individual tables were fictional ATT teams that went through steps to define their work. No one at our table knew each other and came from different backgrounds and experiences. The first step was coming up with a scenario. And then a vision. An interesting exercise. What we came up with was neither right or wrong, it moved us forward to the next steps: metrics to measure success, setting the team and budget, user stories for the ATT.
Culture shouldn’t be something that we look at only on an offsite retreat. It’s something that we do every day. Partly, how things are done around here! If what is done doesn’t support the stated Culture, then start with taking a thermometer of what people think about where you are now.
Often we fence ourselves into impossible positions, with our identity so attached to a process, faction or decision that it can seem like letting go of it would be a step towards total defeat. We become unmovable, even in the face of someone else unmovable. What is yours?
For a discussion this week about January checkpoints and business reviews, I looked up the meaning of the word “resolution” in the dictionary. I was surprised to see some of the answers.
AI is fantastic. AI is powerful. AI can also mean a lot of things to a lot of different people. Predictive maintenance of heavy duty equipment. The speech recognition used by Siri, Alexa and Cortana. Identifying fraud use patterns in unstructured data records. Facial recognition.