November 21, 2017

Consciously Approaching Agile for Lasting High Performance

Consciously Approaching Agile for Lasting High Performance In this post, I share how to Consciously Approach Agile so we build lasting high-performance in our organizations. It’s a proven framework for creating success with Agile. Why we need a new Approach It is well understood in our industry that Agile is failing due to lack of attention…

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November 14, 2017

Step Towards a ‘One-Team’ Culture: Experiences from The Telegraph

Step Towards a ‘One-Team’ Culture: Experiences from The Telegraph “Madiba.. this rugby, is it a political calculation?” “No, it is a human calculation” – Nelson Mandela, Movie “Invictus”*   I started an initiative called “Infoshare” at the Telegraph, which has had a tremendous effect in bringing teams and departments together company-wide, creating a one-team culture….

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November 10, 2017

Enterprise Agility Masterclass – a new course by AWA

History of Agile and Organisational Change Timeline game

Enterprise Agility Masterclass – a new course by AWA   Are you working as a coach, change agent or leader in an organisation that’s moving to agile ways of working? Do any of these challenges resonate with you?: – Finding the right people of influence and engaging them in such a way that effects real change? –…

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November 8, 2017

It Does Exactly What It Says On The Tin

It Does Exactly What It Says On The Tin The Ronseal TV slogan has become a common British idiom for saying that someone or something is exactly what it claims to be.  If you want to protect smooth planed wood in a dark mahogany satin finish that won’t flake or peel and dries in one…

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November 2, 2017

Thud: Why It’s Not Failure You Should Be Afraid Of – Jeff Patton

Thud: Why it’s not failure you should be afraid of – Jeff Patton We are excited and proud to welcome Jeff Patton to speak at Adventures with Agile at Pivotal. Jeff Patton is well-known for his work in the product space and we’re honoured that he is able to join us while he is in…

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October 25, 2017

Adventures with Agile have Partnered with ICAgile

Adventures with Agile have partnered with ICAgile To Make Working Life Better The above intention underpins everything we do and has been our mission statement from the beginning of our journey. Sometimes it feels like a distant, unachievable goal, and although we have made many mistakes along the way we always come back to this…

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October 19, 2017

Join Us For Our 3rd Birthday Celebrations!

Join us for a celebration of 3 years of AWA! Michael Sahota and Simon Powers will be running a free format question / answer session and sharing their work and insights on the deep emotional and mind-set shifts and the resulting structure and culture changes that are happening in organisations all over the world. Expect…

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October 16, 2017

It’s Never the Right Time for Agile Transformation

Levers for Cultural Change - AWA Training Material

It’s Never The Right Time for Agile Transformation For over a decade I have been introduced to very large companies who are wanting some kind of agile/lean program to make them more competitive in the marketplace. Unfortunately, I hear the same thing over and over again: “Now is not the right time for Agile because…

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October 12, 2017

We’re 3!

We’re 3! 3 years ago this October we hosted our very first Adventures with Agile meetup. Since then we have been on an incredible journey of learning and sharing with the wonderful agile community here in London. To celebrate the last 3 years we’re hosting a talk with Michael Sahota & and AWA founder, Simon…

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October 8, 2017

Ignore the Hierarchy!

History of Agile and Organisational Change Timeline game

Ignore the Hierarchy! Hierarchy is one of the defining cultural properties of modern civilisation. It is part of a reinforcing loop that encourages conformity and includes leadership and structure. From experience, I know that you cannot change culture directly. In the Enterprise Agility Masterclass (EAM) we use the AWA model which defines levers we can adjust,…

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