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....

Learning to Change

In Changing Quicker we looked at reducing or removing system delays to reduce the time delay between realizing a change needs to be made, and when the change’s effects occur. Another way to change quicker involves learning to change. Learning is a process that...

Change and Stable Systems

In response to “Change Quotients” Laurent Bossavit laurent_at_bossavit.com wrote: “Change quotients” prompted one particular thought – since I’m usually the person recommending a change, I tend to be more sensitive to lower...