Organizations Change – People Transition

Googling “organizational change” returns almost 6 million hits. The LinkedIn Organizational Change Practitioners contains 26,125 members. With this much information and so many people practicing organizational change, you’d think we’d be good...

Responding to Changes

The team I worked with was scattered in a cube farm with 5 foot walls. Well, except for the two who chose to work in a large storage closet. After the first sprint, we finally moved to a common area. Still in cubes, but with short walls so everyone could see everyone...

Failure Paths During Change

In Understanding Change I described the Satir Change Model. Near the bottom I acknowledged that I described a “happy path” change. Many designed changes never change anything. Other change initiatives look promising for a while, but as time passes people...

Understanding Change

At the end of Andrew Fuqua’s presentation on “How to Energize Your Team” at agile-atlanta the conversation turned to how change affects teams. I drew and explained the Satir Change Curve.   Late Status Quo – things humming along nicely....
No Group Is a Team on Day One

No Group Is a Team on Day One

The agile training class for a newly formed team was almost complete. We’d covered values, practices, roles, the product backlog, done simulations teaching the Scrum process and I could see the end of  training. A little team building activity, and we could start...