Time for the New Zealand Government to step up

Nathan Donaldson /
I clearly remember a meeting I had with a large government agency three years ago. I was explaining how we approached software development, and this was met with considerable resistance from one of the key players in the meeting. I could understand that some of the ideas were new (to them) and definitely presented a different world view. So I ...

Organisational democracy in the Agile business

Nathan Donaldson /
Organisational democracy is a system of organisation that is based on freedom, instead of fear and control. It's about decentralisation rather than being flat. It's about leadership rather ...

The case for organisational democracy

Nathan Donaldson /
Over the past four years we have worked to make our workplace democratic. This is because organisational democracy has helped Agile flourish in our business. In my travels, ...

Steve Denning - More on why managers hate Agile

Nathan Donaldson /
In his follow up to Why do managers hate Agile Steve Denning hits a real nerve for me. Introducing "A Copernican revolution in management" he draws us into the bigger picture, reorganising our economy around creativity. Well worth a read! http://www.forbes.com/sites/stevedenning/2015/01/28/more-on-why-managers-hate-agile/ ...

Integrating Agile and Design: Step 1

Nathan Donaldson /
One of my passions is the integration of Agile and design. Over the last 5 years I have worked with my teams to continually change and innovate with ...

12 problems your organisation may be facing in your Agile adoption.

Nathan Donaldson /
A couple of weeks ago I was having a coffee with Grant Symons of Better Change. We were talking about Agile, change and leadership. A few days later ...