Conversational Transformation Newsletter - No 5 of 2020
Hello to readers old and new! We’ve been very busy after the launch of Agile Conversations, writing, podcasting, and going to events. We’ll even be live from the CITCON conference on Saturday! See all the updates on our various activities below - and of course don’t forget to get your own copy of the book!
Writing, writing, writing…
We thought we were done writing after we finished the book, but it feels like we’ve done nothing else but write more all over the internet! Below are the articles we’ve published so far, with more to come.
- You Need More Conflict, Not Less
- What Not to Say To Agile Teams
- Take the Slow Lane to Build Trust
- Conversations for Remote Work
- Creating Agile Conversations
Conversations About Conversations
In addition to all the writing we’ve been guests other podcasts. The first one out is Mind the Product where we had a great time talking with hosts Lily Smith and Randy Silver. Check it out!
On our own podcast Troubleshooting Agile, we’ve been taking listeners through the book chapter by chapter, adding historical detail and additional techniques and stories. The first three are out, keep listening every Wednesday for more.
- Prologue: The Road to Agile Conversations
- Chapter 1: Software Factory to Feature Factory
- Chapter 2: How to Improve and Why You Won’t
Live with Jeffrey and Squirrel
June is a busy month for us, as we’re attending lots of events with chances for you to see and talk to us live (virtually, of course!) Here are those we’ve scheduled so far - and we’d love suggestions from you about other opportunities to meet and talk with readers.
- CITCON Virtual 2020 29-30 May.
- IT Revolution Book Club 1-10 June.
- The Future of Work in Scotland 3 June.
- IT Pro Live 22 June.
- DevOps Enterprise Summit 23-26 June.
And we’d like to remind you that you can talk with us anytime on Slack, where we answer readers’ questions and join community members in helping you with puzzles and challenges in your agile teams. Join us!
Finally, Squirrel will be experimenting with weekly live “office hours” to show how to analyze conversations and make dramatic improvements in your culture. The first of these will happen during the CITCON conference on Saturday 30 May at 1230 CEST = 1130 UK time. To find out about future office hours, join our Slack instance and/or watch Squirrel’s Twitter feed.
Do get in touch anytime to discuss the book, your conversations, your transformation, or anything else.
Until next time, keep talking!
Jeffrey and Squirrel