Showing not telling – experiments at the Public Sector Innovation Show
Yesterday a crew from IntegrationQA ran an experiment at the Public Sector Innovation Show in Canberra. Taking our cue from the name of the event, we decided to test showing what we do, rather than talking about it. We set up our booth as a workspace and offered consulting to everyone who visited.
Challenges to delivering value faster
- Call failure (rather than letting it continue)
- Find champions and support them
- Leadership buy-in to agile mindset
- Open mindset
- Iteratively deliver on outcomes
- Small wins generating word of mouth success stories
- Devops experience
- Advocating for the customer in our community
- Balance immediate delivery with lifting our game
- Tech is needed to make it easy to engage
- Amenable (not legacy) tech stack
Organisational maturity assessment
- Rate the overall maturity. We used our scientific scale of “not really” through “ok” to “awesome”.
- Identify the level of the organisation that is most constraining maturity.
- Name the specific constraint.
Here are the key constraints that our three-minute clients identified:
- Leadership — executive buy-in.
- Organisation – antiquated processes, resistance and risk-aversion
- Tech – automation of test and build; systems, equipment and connectivity for people at remote sites.
- Is the idea of aligning continuously more important than where you align?
- Is there any point in aligning between teams if you don’t align with customers? Or if you only align once?
- Is there any point in aligning with customers if you don’t align between teams? Or if you only align once?
And we had angry men.