Making work more effective

I partner with technology teams to shed inefficient ways and create predictable, sustainable, work environments with happier employees. This typically involves agile approaches, and increasingly OKRs.

Thought leader: I give keynote conference addresses and write books about our digital world and the process change called agile that accompanies digital tools.

Consultant I provide coaching, mentoring and advice for managers and teams in how to use agile approaches and OKRs to accelerate delivery, meet deadlines, and execute against strategy. These approaches benefit businesses and create more fulfilling work environments for people.


Book cover: Succeeding with OKRs in Agile
Succeeding with OKRs in Agile

Succeeding with OKRs in Agile (2021, secnd edition 2023)

Books to be Written (2023)

The Art of Agile Product Ownership (2019)

Continuous Digital (2018)

Business patterns for software developers book cover
Business patterns for software developers

Project Myopia (2018)

A Little Book about Requirements and User Stories (2015)

Xanpan: Team Centric Agile Software Development (2014)

Business patterns for software developers (2012)

EuroPLoP (European Conference on Pattern Languges of Programming) proceedings (2009) – co-editor

Changing Software Development: Learning to be Agile (2008)

Continuous Digital book cover

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List of upcoming speaking events and past presentations – slides and recordings.

Includes: inviting me to speak at your event and podcast interviews.

Sprint Retrospective sheet

Dialogue Sheets

Looking for Retrospective Dialoague Sheets? – check out the dialogue sheet pages.

Dialogue sheets are a great self-organizing way for a team to hold a retrospective – no Scrum Master, Coach or facilitator required.

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Agile insights – countless journal articles and unpublished essays. Including “Dear customer the truth about IT”

Essays and podcasts about OKRs

Patterns: including Encapsulated Context, the Business Patterns, notes on writers workshops and “What do we think of Conway’s Law now?

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