Category: Capability

Capability

Building a progression framework for a multidisciplinary organisation

A depiction of overlapping disciplines

Reading Time: 6 minutes I recently had the opportunity to work with the awesome people at Citizens Advice, guiding them in creating a capability and progression framework for the newly formed design, data and technology (DDaT) function. Being a forward-thinking organisation, they were open to trying something a bit different; this post describes the approach I used to help …

Capability, Communities of practice

Introducing Capability Profile Mapping

Capability profile mapping

Reading Time: 5 minutes A little while back I wrote a post on skills and capability mapping with communities of practice, I have been developing this work further into an organisational-wide approach, under the name of Capability Profile Mapping. Capability Profile Mapping is a powerful approach for organisations, individuals and teams to create a shared understanding of their current …

Capability, Communities of practice

Mapping skills and capabilities with communities of practice

post-its

Reading Time: 3 minutes I first wrote about skills mapping in my book Building successful communities of practice. This post digs a little deeper into identifying skills and capabilities with communities of practice. Skills and capability maps help organisations identify gaps and where to invest in skills development. So it makes sense that many want to create them. At a …

Agile and Lean, Capability

Understanding needs for building digital / agile capability

Street advert for computer training

Reading Time: 2 minutes I do a fair bit of training with organisations who want to become more agile. The conversation often starts with “can you give agile training to our staff?”. This is a starting point for a conversation but needs a bit more digging before I can understand what the real need is and what outcome we should …

Agile and Lean, Capability, Learning

What learning to knit has reminded me about learning

Knitting

Reading Time: 4 minutes I have recently taken up knitting (as anyone that follows me on Instagram will know) and as well as helping me build an increasing collection of brightly coloured hats, it’s helped remind me about the process of learning and how this relates to people learning agile. Which is always a good reminder as an agile …

Agile and Lean, Capability, Government, Learning

Best agile training? Just do it!

Reading Time: 2 minutes This is a post that I wrote for the Government Digital Service Transformation blog on Agile training which originally appeared over here: https://digitaltransformation.blog.gov.uk/2014/08/11/best-agile-training-just-do-it/ -o0o- Best agile training? Just do it! That’s the conclusion we came to when we asked our practitioners the question we get asked most often: how do I know how to get the best …