January 21, 2016

Road map for 2016 – Have you made yours yet?

Warning! The introduction to this article uses a train metaphor but has nothing to do with SAFe. Emergency! My favourite Agile product teams have been derailed! The perfect click clack of the sprint cadence dropping of valuable software at every station has ground to a halt. The railway controller has been replaced with a new…

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October 28, 2015

Dave Snowden and Greg Brougham book launch!

Adventures with Agile is very excited to partner on a new book launch of the Cynefin Mini Book written by Greg Brougham on the Cynefin framework. Dave Snowden is creator of the framework and Greg is an expert on complexity. The book launch will be in London, and both Greg and Dave will be there….

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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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July 10, 2015

Create a nice day

This story is from memory of a book I read over 2 decades ago, so apologies if I don’t do it justice. That book is Dan Millman’s ‘Way of the peaceful warrior’. Dan and his mentor were walking along the beach. It was just after dawn and the sun was rising fast. It would be…

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July 8, 2015

Agile adoption strategies for large corporates

Everyone is different. Organisations are also different. The personality of an organisation is its culture. When we look to improve an organisation, it is the culture that needs to change. Applying different out of the box tools doesn’t work, because every culture is slightly different. We call this starting place, the context in which we…

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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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March 16, 2015

What is Scaling Agile?

This article covers what I think about when I think of scaling Agile, what it really means, why is it so hard and how to make it easier.   Who am I? My name is Simon Powers, I am the founder of Adventures with Agile1, the global community of practice for scaling agile and organisational…

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December 11, 2014

Team dynamics naturally

I spent a considerable part of this morning watching a team of fisherman haul in last nights catch, spread their nets out on the beach, examine them, repair them and then fold them back into their boat on the shore. This happens every day. Why is this interesting, other than that is something I don’t…

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October 24, 2014

Adventures with Agile Event – SAFE – Inbar Oren

SAFE – Inbar Oren Last night, Adventures with Agile held the first meet up event near Euston Square in London. The venue was perfect with a great big screen and plenty of space for everyone. The teas, coffees and biscuits all arrived on time. Lindley, from Greenscreen and I were the first to arrive and…

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