March 25, 2017

What is the agile mindset?

The agile mindset seems to be a mythical abstract quality that is hard to define and often glossed over in agile discussions. It is the outermost ring in the popular metaphor agile onion. The model tells us the mindset is the most powerful of the layers that make up agile. It is where ‘being agile’…

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March 22, 2017

The Teal Exchange, a review

The Teal Exchange, a review The first Teal Exchange was held in London, at the offices of Thoughtbot on 3rd March 2017. Planned as an exploration of the ideas offered in Frederic Laloux’s book, Reinventing Organizations, the event itself became something greater, as people from many walks of life, coaching, theatre improvisation, software development, psychotherapy,…

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March 21, 2017

My Certified Agile Leadership Workshop in Orlando

My Certified Agile Leadership Workshop in Orlando This was an amazing two and a half-day working session, with participation of organizational leaders and enterprise coaches coming together from different parts of the world: Sweden, Costa Rica and USA. One of the co-creators of Certified Agile Leadership (CAL) course – Pete Behrens took the mixed group of managers and…

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March 20, 2017

The PMO has the Power to Support your Organisation’s Revolution – Part 2 of 2

The PMO has the Power to Support your Organisation’s Revolution – Part 2 of 2 Intro My posts examine how organisations can recognise uncertainty, and find better ways to respond. In the last post I described how the Project Management Office (PMO) can support your organisation in handling uncertainty. I described how the PMO can…

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March 14, 2017

17 Essential Hacks Every Scrum Master Should Know

17 Essential Hacks Every Scrum Master Should Know Here is a list of cool tips and tricks for all the tools we love to use as scrum masters and facilitators. If you have any more share them with us at @agileadventures using #ScrumMasterHacks. We will update the list with the best ones as a testament…

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March 7, 2017

Review of Certified Agile Leadership Course: An Insight to Yourself & Your Company’s Ability to Change & Grow

Review of Certified Agile Leadership Course: An Insight to Yourself & Your Company’s Ability to Change & Grow Introduction I’m going to start a review of this course in an unusual place, by not initially talking about the course itself. I arrived at the building with a feeling of excitement about the topics, and also…

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March 2, 2017

AWA Interviews: Matt Wynne

AWA Interviews: Matt Wynne Ahead the nearly sold out  “BDD for Busy People” workshop running later this month, we asked Matt Wynne about his story, where he sees the biggest challenges in software development and the impact BDD has had on the industry. Continue reading below for some interesting and insightful answers. How long have you been working with BDD? What…

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March 1, 2017

The PMO has the Power to Support your Organisation’s Revolution – Part 1 of 2

The PMO has the Power to Support your Organisation’s Revolution – Part 1 of 2 Intro The theme of my blogs are based on organisations recognising uncertainty, and finding better ways to respond. I mentioned in my last post that the Project Management Office (PMO) is critical in supporting their organisation to survive and thrive…

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February 20, 2017

Why Agile Portfolio Managers Should Act Like Rice Farmers

Why Agile Portfolio Managers Should Act Like Rice Farmers One of the themes in Malcolm Gladwell’s Outliers is how differences between Asian and Western cultural practices may have a hidden influence on the different attitudes to success and determination. Gladwell describes how the painstaking persistence of rice cultivation in China differs from Western grain cultivation….

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February 15, 2017

Understanding the Switch from Scrum to Kanban

Understanding the Switch from Scrum to Kanban This is a real-life story. It’s a story about addressing the concerns of senior managers who are wary of their delivery teams making their own independent decisions. It’s a common tale that many delivery teams face, and one where, as servant-leaders, scrum master and agile coaches need to…

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