June 20, 2019

A Guide for Using Disciplined Agile Through a Coaching Lens

disciplined agile coaching lens

A Guide for Using Disciplined Agile Through a Coaching Lens Disciplined Agile (DA) is a toolkit of options for organisational change with lightweight guidance on how to make the right choices when choosing new ways of working. The options for change are categorised by area of the organisation and by problem type or reason for…

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April 16, 2019

An Approach to Agility that Actually Works

Forget the new wave of agile xxx manifestos, competency frameworks, and fluency metrics. All of these new ‘tools’ are just someone trying to tell you they know best about your business and how you should behave.

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August 29, 2018

Enterprise Agile Coach Bootcamp – Combining Two Halves of One Picture

Enterprise Agile Coach Bootcamp – Combining 2 Halves of One Picture   What is it? The 5-day Enterprise Agile Coach Bootcamp is a double certified training course, combining our Enterprise Agility Masterclass and Coaching for Enterprise Agility course that cover ICAgile’s Enterprise Coaching Track. Earlier this Summer we ran the Enterprise Agile Coach bootcamp to a…

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August 10, 2018

My Talk At This Year’s Agile 2018

My Talk At This Year’s Agile 2018 At this year’s Agile2018 I shared a 5-minute lightning talk called ‘Deploying Agile is Ultimately Self-Defeating’ which we filmed and shared on our YouTube Channel. In my talk I share: a new model why agile frameworks often don’t deliver what you had hoped for why leadership doesn’t get…

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July 19, 2018

Everything is Perfect Just the Way it is

Everything is Perfect Just the Way it is Perfection is all around us. Just look at the sky. Can one say that the patterns the clouds make or the arrangement of the stars in the sky is not perfect? We are the peak of all life ever to have existed in the universe. At least…

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June 22, 2018

Weaponised Agile?

Weaponised Agile? “A man convinced against his will, is of the same opinion still” – Adapted from Samuel Butler’s Hudibras (1612-1680) and popularised again in Dale Carnegie’s book ‘How to win friends and influence people’ 1936.  People over Process Individuals and Interactions over Processes and Tools, is a value which can be summed up as…

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May 17, 2018

The Difference Between Mindset, Values, and Principles

The Difference Between Mindset, Values, and Principles The following is from the attendees to the Enterprise Coaching course slack team conversation that all participants to my class are invited to join. I am sharing it here in the hope it might be useful for others. This is my reply to the question of what is the…

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April 13, 2018

Coaching Tired Teams

Coaching Tired Teams Last night AWA hosted Anna Obukhova in London at one of our free meetups. I don’t usually write about the meetups we host, mainly because we film nearly all of them and upload the videos to our YouTube Channel. Last night, however, we did not film the event but you can see…

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February 18, 2018

How to Change Culture

How to Change Culture There are many models for discussing Culture change that are useful in opening the conversation with leadership. Models I have found useful include: The Schneider Model Frederic Laloux model based upon spiral dynamics The Sahota model These models give us the ability to see where things are now and where we…

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December 27, 2017

2018 New Year’s resolutions for work

Agile 2017 stand

2018 New Year’s resolutions for work 2018 already, crazy. I have heard it said time speeds up as you get older. My theory is that each minute, day, year, is a smaller percentage of your time alive and therefore seems to go quicker relatively. This doesn’t matter much, as long as you make the most…

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