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 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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May 27, 2016

Coaching skills for agile coaches

Coaching Skills for Agile Coaches I’ve noticed that the word ‘coaching’ is often used to describe anything from teaching to professional coaching, and everything in between. So how much of what we do as agile coaches or ScrumMasters is really coaching – and how much of it should be? The Agile Coaching Institute’s coaching competency…

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April 27, 2016

My Agile Journey – Jon Gedge

My Agile Journey – Jon Gedge For 18 months between early 2013 and late 2014, I was ScrumMaster for a stable, long-lived Scrum team. It was during this period that I really became interested in the coaching aspect of agile. When this team was formed, they had little agile experience and therefore my focus was…

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January 12, 2016

Guerilla Competitor Analysis

Who’s the competition, and how good are their products? Everybody needs to know that. But how do you do it from a Product Owner perspective? The Product Management community have their own ideas about this, but we’re not going to recycle that knowledge here. Instead, we’ll look at a guerilla style of doing it that’s…

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January 1, 2016

UX, Architecture, Test– Staggering a sprint

The idea of staggering a sprint comes from the idea that we are working with a sequential process where the first task, usually done by one group, has to be done before the tasks of another group. The first group, usually Architecture or UX, don’t feel they can complete their tasks within the same sprint…

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October 11, 2014

The developer role

Thanks to Dean for sharing this 🙂 Simon Powers Simon Powers is an Agile Coach specialising in large scale transformations and agile adoption. He has a background in very large enterprise architecture which has led on to organisational design and agile process refinement. Simon is the founder of Adventures with Agile.

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