December 6, 2018

Simon Powers on Transitioning to Product Teams and Advice for New Managers

Simon Powers on Transitioning to Product Teams and Advice for New Managers Listen to the latest podcast from InfoQ which features AWA Founder, Simon Powers talking to Shane Hastie about helping organisations move from siloed groups to large product teams. During their conversation, which took place at Agile2018, Simon gave advice for new managers and…

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November 29, 2018

Agile Coaching & the Business Benefits Webinar

Agile Coaching & the Business Benefits Webinar   Join us: 10th December 2018 at 13:00 GMT for a Webinar on Agile Coaching & the Business Benefits. Sign-up available through this link: http://bit.ly/awawebinar Agile Coaching can be a valuable role for teams and organisations moving to agile ways of working but sometimes the benefits aren’t clearly understood…

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November 28, 2018

3 Reasons to do both Agile Team Coach and Facilitator Courses in the same week!

3 Reasons to do both Agile Team Coach and Facilitator Courses in the same week!   We have a fantastic opportunity for you in the New Year. For the first time ever, we are running our ICAgile-Certified Agile Team Facilitator (ICP-ATF) and Agile Team Coach (ICP-ACC) courses back-to-back in one week. Join us 14th-18th of…

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November 8, 2018

Using agile principles to develop company culture. Part 4: Working Software over comprehensive documentation

Using agile principles to develop company culture. Part 4: Working Software over comprehensive documentation In this fourth post about applying agile principles at FutureLearn, Tessa Cooper, Director of People and Culture, talks about living your values, developing your people and focussing on feedback over comprehensive documentation. Before you read this you might want to read…

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October 30, 2018

Five Practical Tips For Managing an Exhausted Team

Five Practical Tips For Managing an Exhausted Team   Anna Obukhova, agile coach, managing partner ScrumTrek   A 2017 study commissioned by Travail Suisse showed that 41 % of all Swiss employees feel stressed and emotionally exhausted at work. One year later, Health Promotion Switzerland published the results of a three-year survey conducted in partnership…

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October 17, 2018

Transform Your Meeting From Pointless to Productive: Slides & Facilitator Notes

Transform Your Meeting From Pointless to Productive: Slides & Facilitator Notes   I was a speaker at the Global Scrum Gathering in London 2018. My talk was “Transform Your Meetings From Pointless to Productive”, I chose to speak on this topic because every team, company or industry I have worked in, everyone has complained about…

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October 15, 2018

An Interview with Agile In Audit co-director; Derek Davidson

An Interview with Agile In Audit co-director; Derek Davidson Recently we had the chance for an interview with Derek Davidson, a PST and creator of the Agile in Audit Scrum Fundamentals course. This is a 2-day course that teaches Scrum for audit teams. Working in a series of Sprints, attendees collaboratively and interactively build an…

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October 2, 2018

New Course Announced! Agile Team Facilitator (ICP-ATF)

New Course Announced! Agile Team Facilitator (ICP-ATF) We’re thrilled to announce a brand-new course is all finished and has just entered our training schedule. AWA founder, Simon Powers and the rest of the AWA team have been hard at work pulling together fantastic content for this new ICAgile Certified course. We’re especially excited for this…

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September 27, 2018

Get Better Business Results with Enterprise Agile

Get Better Business Results with Enterprise Agile Often the organisations we work with have high demands, requiring products and services that are better and better yet delivered faster and more cheaply. It’s likely that we find we can do great things at the team level, but once the wider enterprise is considered, progress and output…

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September 26, 2018

The Story of Richard Kasperowski and the Core Protocols

The Story of Richard Kasperowski and the Core Protocols Richard Kasperowski is an author and coach who teaches the Core Protocols as the foundation for developing high-performing teams. To explain what the Core Protocols are, let’s first take a look at their origin.   The McCarthy Chapter Our story begins in the 1990s – a decade…

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