Local Government: Sooner, Safer, Happier for Stockport MBC (VI) 

Chapter 6 Just a short one this week… …It is holiday season after all, and no matter how quickly we want (or need) something to happen, life and all its external forces will determine the pace…and so it should, we all need to rest and recoup, reindex our thoughts… and consider what we are, and … Read more

Local Government: Sooner, Safer, Happier for Stockport MBC (V) 

Chapter 5 “Culture equals values plus behaviour,” as stated by Lt. Gen. George Flynn of the US Marine Corps was quoted by Bob Chapman is his book Everybody Matters: The Extraordinary Power of Caring for You People Like Family.   Or if you prefer the context, here is how Bob quoted George:   “Culture equals … Read more

Pop the bubbles, create a learning ecosystem

The population of Detroit doubled between 1910 and 1920, it went from half a million to a million. The key driver of the growth was the automobile industry, and the majority of the new recruits were immigrants from Italy, Russia, Hungary and other parts of Eastern Europe (ref).   A 1915 survey showed that the … Read more

Local Government: Sooner, Safer, Happier for Stockport MBC (IV) 

Chapter 4 This week was split between the final discovery/research activities with SMBC and training Airbnb folk in the ways of Kanban (which is of course a different but thoroughly enjoyable story!)   I have been interviewing individuals from across all of Stockport Council’s services and the depth, breadth and height of the org structure, … Read more

Safety at Speed

Software development is a complex process, especially at scale. Different needs drive a desire to govern the process: Internally the organisation wants to verify that what is being built will meet its needs and deliver a reliable service Externally the organisation needs to satisfy regulatory requirements and protect itself from bad actors  All of this … Read more

Local Government: Sooner, Safer, Happier for Stockport MBC (||)

How would I know whether it’s working or not?
I can’t tell you how lovely it is to be with an organisation that shares your own views on what learning looks like. Stockport MBC through digitalstockport.info have always encouraged colleagues from all over the organisation to share experiences on their blog.