Category: Communities of practice

Posts about communities of practice

Communities of practice, Culture

Assisted Serendipity, Random Coffee and the power of the unstructured meeting

Reading Time: 3 minutes We have some of the best conversations when they are unstructured and happen by chance. That moment when you bump into someone when you are out and about, and they happen to mention something that really helps you. Or you sit down to lunch with a work colleague, and it sparks a great new idea. …

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 …

Agile and Lean, Communities of practice, Tools

Facilitation feedback tool

Facilitation tool

Reading Time: < 1 minute Feedback is one of the most powerful influences on learning and achievement Helen Timperley and John Hattie Many of us facilitate workshops or agile habits regularly and we know if a workshop has gone well if the outcomes are useful. There are also lots of elements of facilitation that we don’t often get feedback on. …

Communities of practice, Tools

Posters to show how awesome communities of practice are

Community of practice posters

Reading Time: < 1 minute If you regularly read my blog, then you will know that communities of practice are my specialist subject and core to a lot of the work that I do. I help lots of organisations who are building their specialist skills in digital and agile delivery and those communities form an essential foundation for just that. …

Communities of practice

How community, social networks and building habits helped me get fitter and healthier

Witness the Fitness

Reading Time: 5 minutes That might sound like a bit of an odd title on my blog but bear with me. I have spent the last year making some changes in myself and I’ve used everything I know about how people work, approaches to change and experimentation in order to do that. This post talks about how I went …

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 …

Communities of practice

Communities of Practice: The Missing Piece of Your Agile Organisation

Reading Time: < 1 minute I have just published a blog post on Infoq, take a look over here: infoq.com/articles/communities-of-practice-agile-organisation

Communities of practice

Building Successful Communities of Practice

Reading Time: < 1 minute As you may know from previous posts, I’ve been busy writing a book called “Building Successful Communities of Practice: Discover How Connecting People Makes Better Organisations”. The book is now ready and you can now buy it both on kindle and as a paperback (print on demand) book.

Agile and Lean, Communities of practice

Writing a book in an agile way

Reading Time: 3 minutes As I mentioned in my last post, I have been writing a book called ‘Building successful communities of practice: Discover how learning together makes better organisations’, which is due to be published in early 2016. I wanted to share more about how I have gone about writing it using agile tools and techniques.

Agile and Lean, Communities of practice

Community of practice maturity model download

Reading Time: < 1 minute I have been very busy recently writing a book (currently) called Building successful communities of practice: Discover how learning together makes better organisations. It’s been in progress since September and I’m planning on publishing it early next year.