March 25, 2017

What is the agile mindset?

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….

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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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February 4, 2016

Have you heard about our 3 new event streams?

At Adventures with Agile Meetup tonight to see Scott Ambler. Good AWA overview from Simon first. #agileadventures pic.twitter.com/f89Icn7g9f — Peter Hyde (@ScrumRonin) February 2, 2016 If you have attended one of our previous meetups in 2016, you may have heard Simon talk about the 3 new event streams. The idea to do this came from…

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November 26, 2015

“LeSS is More” at AWA

Why LeSS? If you invested $100 of stock in a company listed as a ‘Great Place to Work’ in 1998, by 2008 your investment was worth $266. Compare that to a benchmark of comparable companies that didn’t make the ‘Great Place to Work’ list, that $100 would have only been worth $180. That’s a 2.1x…

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September 2, 2015

5 internal tools for large scale organisational change

Abundance Living in abundance is a choice. Abundance is a state of mind. When you live in abundance or have the feeling of living in an abundant world, something changes in your output such that the very decisions you make create harmony and optimism in those around you. This is very much likely to bring…

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June 29, 2015

Coconut headphones

I have been fairly busy lately speaking on organisational change and agile adoption. Change is happening everywhere. Three weeks ago I was up in Glasgow talking at the university on the AWA framework and how agile methods map to behaviour context. What struck me here as well as elsewhere is that everyone thinks that their…

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April 9, 2015

Why Scale Agile – Part three – The Agile Mind

Part three – The Agile Mind Part one of this series is about visibility and Part two is about Business Value. Source: From the heart The Agile Mindset is the illusive driver from which all of the process, practices, tools and values come from. The Agile Mindset is like that Jedi force which we all…

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April 8, 2015

Why Scale Agile – Part 2 – Business Value

Part one of this series is about visibility and Part Three is about the Agile Mind Part two – Business Value Source: http://www.versionone.com/agile-101/agile-software-development-benefits/ Business value can be measured in a lot of different ways. From profit, to customer satisfaction through altruistic endeavours and personal kudos. Agile at scale helps maximise business value however you measure…

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April 2, 2015

Why Scale Agile? – Part 1

Part one – Visibility   Visibility of progress has the net result of better financial outcomes that are derived by three types of behaviour. These are risk reduction, ability to direct progress and to increase trust between those paying for the work and those doing the work. Risk reduction The contract game whereby the supplier…

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December 22, 2014

I’m looking forward to looking back on all of this..

This time of year is always associated with looking back over the year and looking forward to the next. I hope the bit in between we can look at the now and enjoy being with family and taking some time out to enjoy the moment. It is important to remember we are human-beings, not human-doings….

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