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Independence 
Devo-Max/Ultra/Nano 
Revolution, Evolution 
@MartinBurnsSV 
http://everydaylean.info 
! 
Hacking Power 
Stru...
@MartinBurnsSV 
http://everydaylean.info
What the HELL? 
Why is this idiot talking 
in Swedish? 
! 
Aren’t we supposed to 
be talking about 
Scotland? 
! 
Or Softw...
DEADLY Warning 
I don’t live in Scotland. I don’t have a vote in the 
@MartinBurnsSV 
http://everydaylean.info 
referendum...
Politics and politicians don’t have a 
great reputation 
@MartinBurnsSV 
http://everydaylean.info
Things will 
start getting better 
when we start 
treating them as 
they are, 
not as we’d 
like them to be 
@drunkcod 
@M...
Agile is Political. 
@MartinBurnsSV 
http://everydaylean.info
A shadow is 
haunting Software" 
! 
! 
The shadow of 
Agile"
It is high time that Agilists 
should openly, 
in the face of the whole world," 
! 
" 
publish their views, 
their aims, t...
“The struggle of 
Class against Class 
is a 
Political 
Struggle” 
@MartinBurnsSV 
http://everydaylean.info
Change 
is a 
Political 
Process 
@MartinBurnsSV 
http://everydaylean.info
One of the penalties 
for refusing to 
participate in politics is 
that you end up being 
governed by your 
inferiors 
Pla...
We, gathered as the Scottish 
Constitutional Convention, 
do hereby acknowledge the 
sovereign right of the 
Scottish peop...
Subsidiarity! 
! 
The principle of 
power operating 
at the 
lowest possible 
level. 
@MartinBurnsSV 
http://everydaylean....
1.Power originates from and 
resides in the team. 
2.Consciously choose what 
power to share with a higher 
level system. ...
Have Patience 
@MartinBurnsSV 
http://everydaylean.info 
! 
Build Trust 
! 
Spot the Moment
When you play the 
Game of 
Thrones, 
you win or 
you die. 
@MartinBurnsSV 
http://everydaylean.info
http://weegingerdug.wordpress.com/2014/08/25/getting-a-good-feeling/ 
@MartinBurnsSV 
http://everydaylean.info
@MartinBurnsSV 
http://everydaylean.info
Whataboutery 
@MartinBurnsSV 
http://everydaylean.info
via @SemanticWill
Yes, there are risks. 
@MartinBurnsSV 
http://everydaylean.info 
! 
But we have the 
capability to face them 
and overcome...
@MartinBurnsSV 
http://everydaylean.info
The secret of 
freedom lies in 
educating people, 
whereas the secret 
of tyranny is in 
keeping them 
ignorant.” 
Robespi...
Eat Your 
Cereal 
@MartinBurnsSV 
http://everydaylean.info
Incumbent power 
structures own the means 
of communication and 
interpretation of events. 
! 
So they can spin events 
an...
@MartinBurnsSV 
http://everydaylean.info 
A very civilly broken egg 
by one person can be 
spun as howling violent 
mobs.
Lesley Riddoch 
NewsNet Scotland 
@MartinBurnsSV 
http://everydaylean.info
@MartinBurnsSV 
http://everydaylean.info
Nationalists themselves 
no longer pretend that 
the Yes campaign is 
Creating ’us and 
them’ culture 
bubble feels 
their...
Nationalists 
themselves no longer 
pretend that the Yes 
campaign is their 
property. 
People, especially 
Labour people,...
@MartinBurnsSV 
http://everydaylean.info 
Agile is Politics 
! 
Share power thoughtfully 
! 
Patience and confidence build...
”We’re not 
genetically 
programmed 
in Scotland to 
make political 
decisions” 
Johann Lamont 
@MartinBurnsSV 
http://eve...
Work as if 
you are in the 
early days of a 
better nation. 
Alasdair Gray 
@MartinBurnsSV 
http://everydaylean.info 
http...
Work as if 
you are in the 
early days of a 
better nation. 
Alasdair Gray 
@MartinBurnsSV 
http://everydaylean.info
Independence and Centralisation: Power Structures in Delivery Organisations
Independence and Centralisation: Power Structures in Delivery Organisations
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Independence and Centralisation: Power Structures in Delivery Organisations

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A hugely interesting outcome of the Independence Referendum has been the growth in interest in questions that previously only attracted political geeks of the wide staring eyed variety.
The rise in political interest has allowed us to reimagine what kind of country should Scotland be, and how closely should it be adapted to its context, and a conscious seeking of models that might serve as inspiration to what Scotland could be, regardless of the referendum outcome.

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Independence and Centralisation: Power Structures in Delivery Organisations

  1. 1. Independence Devo-Max/Ultra/Nano Revolution, Evolution @MartinBurnsSV http://everydaylean.info ! Hacking Power Structures
  2. 2. @MartinBurnsSV http://everydaylean.info
  3. 3. What the HELL? Why is this idiot talking in Swedish? ! Aren’t we supposed to be talking about Scotland? ! Or Software..? @MartinBurnsSV http://everydaylean.info
  4. 4. DEADLY Warning I don’t live in Scotland. I don’t have a vote in the @MartinBurnsSV http://everydaylean.info referendum. ! I am using the referendum as a way in to talk about change in organisations. ! I am not - not - advocating voting either way. It’s for Scotland to decide.
  5. 5. Politics and politicians don’t have a great reputation @MartinBurnsSV http://everydaylean.info
  6. 6. Things will start getting better when we start treating them as they are, not as we’d like them to be @drunkcod @MartinBurnsSV http://everydaylean.info
  7. 7. Agile is Political. @MartinBurnsSV http://everydaylean.info
  8. 8. A shadow is haunting Software" ! ! The shadow of Agile"
  9. 9. It is high time that Agilists should openly, in the face of the whole world," ! " publish their views, their aims, their tendencies, and meet this Spectre of Agile
  10. 10. “The struggle of Class against Class is a Political Struggle” @MartinBurnsSV http://everydaylean.info
  11. 11. Change is a Political Process @MartinBurnsSV http://everydaylean.info
  12. 12. One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors Plato @MartinBurnsSV http://everydaylean.info
  13. 13. We, gathered as the Scottish Constitutional Convention, do hereby acknowledge the sovereign right of the Scottish people to determine the form of Government best suited to their needs, ! A Claim of Right for Scotland, 1989 @MartinBurnsSV http://everydaylean.info Those puny little ants outnumber us a hundred to one and if they ever figure that out there goes our way of life!
  14. 14. Subsidiarity! ! The principle of power operating at the lowest possible level. @MartinBurnsSV http://everydaylean.info Systems Thinking! ! Left to themselves, components become selfish, competitive. We cannot afford the destructive effect. A system must be managed. ! W Edwards Deming
  15. 15. 1.Power originates from and resides in the team. 2.Consciously choose what power to share with a higher level system. 3.Do not make it a static choice. @MartinBurnsSV http://everydaylean.info
  16. 16. Have Patience @MartinBurnsSV http://everydaylean.info ! Build Trust ! Spot the Moment
  17. 17. When you play the Game of Thrones, you win or you die. @MartinBurnsSV http://everydaylean.info
  18. 18. http://weegingerdug.wordpress.com/2014/08/25/getting-a-good-feeling/ @MartinBurnsSV http://everydaylean.info
  19. 19. @MartinBurnsSV http://everydaylean.info
  20. 20. Whataboutery @MartinBurnsSV http://everydaylean.info
  21. 21. via @SemanticWill
  22. 22. Yes, there are risks. @MartinBurnsSV http://everydaylean.info ! But we have the capability to face them and overcome.
  23. 23. @MartinBurnsSV http://everydaylean.info
  24. 24. The secret of freedom lies in educating people, whereas the secret of tyranny is in keeping them ignorant.” Robespierre @MartinBurnsSV http://everydaylean.info
  25. 25. Eat Your Cereal @MartinBurnsSV http://everydaylean.info
  26. 26. Incumbent power structures own the means of communication and interpretation of events. ! So they can spin events any way they way. Preaching to nobody, or to the choir can be spun as being out and engaging in debate with the nation. @MartinBurnsSV http://everydaylean.info
  27. 27. @MartinBurnsSV http://everydaylean.info A very civilly broken egg by one person can be spun as howling violent mobs.
  28. 28. Lesley Riddoch NewsNet Scotland @MartinBurnsSV http://everydaylean.info
  29. 29. @MartinBurnsSV http://everydaylean.info
  30. 30. Nationalists themselves no longer pretend that the Yes campaign is Creating ’us and them’ culture bubble feels their property. People, especially Labour people, insist noisily that their choice of independence has great but is ineffective nothing to do with in nationalism. This is affecting wider fundamental. change Ian Bell, Sunday Herald 7 Sept @MartinBurnsSV http://everydaylean.info
  31. 31. Nationalists themselves no longer pretend that the Yes campaign is their property. People, especially Labour people, insist noisily that their choice of independence has nothing to do with nationalism. This is fundamental. Ian Bell, Sunday Herald 7 Sept @MartinBurnsSV http://everydaylean.info Be more than a campaign ! Be more than a community ! Be a movement
  32. 32. @MartinBurnsSV http://everydaylean.info Agile is Politics ! Share power thoughtfully ! Patience and confidence building work. ! They will fight you, with fear, with disengagement Be engaged Be a movement
  33. 33. ”We’re not genetically programmed in Scotland to make political decisions” Johann Lamont @MartinBurnsSV http://everydaylean.info
  34. 34. Work as if you are in the early days of a better nation. Alasdair Gray @MartinBurnsSV http://everydaylean.info http://nationalcollective.com/manifesto/2014/08/andrew-tickell/
  35. 35. Work as if you are in the early days of a better nation. Alasdair Gray @MartinBurnsSV http://everydaylean.info

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