June 14, 2017

Physical Forms for an Agile Mindset #scrumya

Physical Forms for an Agile Mindset #scrumya As big fans of experimentation and also keen yogis.. when Anna came to us to say she had an idea to fuse the agile principles, scrum rituals and yoga poses, we didn’t need much persuading to get involved. After a few months of tweaking, along with Anna kindly presenting the…

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May 31, 2017

Why ‘Why’ Means Taking Responsibility

Why ‘Why’ Means Taking Responsibility. I don’t know if it’s me, but throughout my career in software development, I’ve seen so much wasted and unfocused effort and so many stressed people constantly pushed to capacity for ‘crucial’ developments that simply then withered away as the work became forgotten and irrelevant. All that waste really gets…

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May 26, 2017

BDD in Banking – Cucumber Podcast

BDD in Banking – Cucumber Podcast The Cucumber podcast is for people who love Cucumber! Over the last year subscribers to the podcast have had the opportunity to hear the Cucumber Team talk about a wide variety of agile and BDD related topics as well as hosting a range of wonderful guests, including Emily Webber, Sallyann…

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May 22, 2017

Increase your Scope as a Coach & Go Beyond the Team

Increase your Scope as a Coach & Go Beyond the Team The role of ‘Agile Coach’ has become a ubiquitous catch-all for anyone doing anything with agile outside the role of Scrum Master. However, the Scrum Master role, according to the Scrum guide, is also a coaching role. Therefore, the Scrum Master and Agile Coach can…

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May 10, 2017

Why Agile Transformations Fail – Gil Broza

Why Agile Transformations Fail – Gil Broza Earlier this month, Gil Broza joined AWA and fellow meetup group Psychology of Agile Scrum to share his talk “Practice Does Not Make Perfect: Why Agile Transformations Fail.” Gil thinks that there’s one particular ingredient that’s been overlooked in the mad rush to adopt Agile. During his talk, he…

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May 4, 2017

The 6 Misconceptions of Agile Coaching & How to Overcome Them

The 6 Misconceptions of Agile Coaching & How to Overcome Them Agile coaching is in a muddle. This post is an attempt to de-muddle the role and offer further learning for those who want to progress on their agile journey into the world of coaching or to better define the role they are currently in….

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May 3, 2017

Announcing CukenFest London – June 21st-25th

Announcing CukenFest London – June 21st-25th The Cucumber team have announced an exciting series of events taking place in June. Continue reading for all the info. For six years, CukeUp! has been the meeting point for the Cucumber community. We let in just over 100 people each year, but the ideas and conversations last long…

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April 26, 2017

In Conversation with Scott Ambler

In conversation with Scott Ambler Our latest podcast is now live 🙂 In this latest episode, AWA Founder, Disciplined Agile Coach and Trainer, Simon Powers speaks with Scott Ambler about his framework, Disciplined Agile. Listen to to hear Simon Powers speak with Scott Ambler about the Disciplined Agile framework, why it’s an “explicit decision framework”, how…

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April 19, 2017

Dave Prior Interviews Olaf Lewitz

Dave Prior Interviews Olaf Lewitz Leading Agile’s Dave Prior interviews TrustArtist and Certified Enterprise Coach, Olaf Lewtiz about leadership. Listen to hear Olaf talk about: giving people tools to grow their awareness of how they show up, why skepticism is an important part of any class and any transitio, the advice Olaf would give his 29 year-old…

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April 18, 2017

Applying LeSS Thinking to Basic Scrum

Applying LeSS Thinking to Basic Scrum As per Scrum Guide, “…Scrum is a framework for developing and sustaining complex products… It [Scrum] is lightweight, easy to understand and difficult to master”.  The guide talks about basic Scrum, or Scrum by one cross-functional team that works for only one Product Owner, on one single product.  The…

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