Firebreak – An NHS Enterprise Innovation Initiative

Sean Craig and Chris Cheadle at Agile Yorkshire

Innovation in any organisation is easy to talk about but a lot harder to do. Finding ways for worth while ideas to rise above the day today storm of delivery and fire fighting in a way that realises real value without becoming a distraction or gimmick is genuinely rare to find. Combine all this within one of the largest IT organisations in the UK and it seem even more unlikely to happen. However where there’s a will there is a way and¬†Chris Cheadle and Sean Craig shred their story of the NHS Digital Firebreak experiment, what they did, what worked, how it went and what they plan to do differently next time.

Author: Royd Brayshay

I work with software development teams needing greater business effectiveness. I give lean and agile leadership advice plus coaching and training in Scrum, Kanban and XP practices. Dramatic improvements in productivity and predictability can be found in most teams. I also write code, design products and perform technical leadership.