If We Change How Organisations Operate & What They Value, Can We Change The World?

We’re excited to announce and welcome Tessa Copper to our next AWA meetup. Tessa is the director of People and Culture at FutureLearn (a social learning platform, enabling online learning through conversation. It offers free and paid for online courses from world-leading UK and international universities, as well as organisations such as Accenture, the British […]

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Using Agile principles to Develop Company Culture Part 3: Customer Collaboration Over Contract Negotiation

In this third post about applying agile principles at FutureLearn, Tessa Cooper, Director of People and Culture, looks at Customer Collaboration. Including how you should identify, understand and collaborate with your ‘customers’.Before you read this you might want to read the first couple of posts: The second line of the agile manifesto principles is “Customer collaboration over

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What’s the Secret to Becoming a Better Agile Coach?

  In this talk from Agile Tour London 2017, our very own Philiy Lander discusses how the brain changes (neuroplasticity), how stress affects the brain and ways how to keep it engaged to become a better Agile Coach. Firstly, let’s find out what exactly neuroplasticity is… What is neuroplasticity? Neuroplasticity is the brain’s ability to

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Overcome Common Agile Challenges with Michael Sahota’s Certified Agile Leadership Experience

Most organisations are working with agile practices but many are failing due to a number of shared and common challenges. From the Version 1 Survey we know that the most common challenges are due to: company philosophy or culture is at odds with core agile values lack of agile experience lack of management support The

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The Difference Between Agile Mindset, Values, and Principles

The following is from a conversation in the Enterprise Agile Coaching community. 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 difference between mindset, values, and principles. ————————- I define the mindset as 3 beliefs. The complexity belief Many

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Using Agile Principles to Develop Company Culture Part 2: Individuals and Interactions Over Processes and Tools

  In this second post about applying agile principles at FutureLearn (see the first) Tessa Cooper, Director of People and Culture at FutureLearn, talks about why hiding behind email and tools makes companies less efficient and how putting time into interactions with individuals can make a company more effective. “Individuals and interactions, over processes and

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Using Agile Principles to Develop Company Culture Part 1: Introduction

  Tessa Cooper, the Director of People and Culture at FutureLearn* discusses why she believes agile working principles can be used to develop company culture. This is her introduction to a series of posts. Many of the individual principles and practices that are promoted by agile development have been around for years, even decades. “Agile

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Become a Certified LeSS Practitioner with Craig Larman in London & Toronto This Summer

We’re fortunate and proud to host two Certified LeSS Practitioner trainings given by Craig Larman in London, UK this June and Toronto, CA this July. To day we have run 16 different time we have organised these trainings since the very first LeSS course ran in London back in 2015. Recap: What is LeSS? Large-Scale

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