June 27, 2018

AWA to Offer First Ever ICAgile Certified Training in Portugal

AWA to Offer First Ever ICAgile Certified Training in Portugal We’re excited to announce that we will run ICAgile Certified Training in Portugal starting this September. The first class will be our 3 day Agile Team Coach course. Attendees at the class, which will take place in Lisbon, will be the first in Portugal to earn…

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June 22, 2018

Weaponised Agile?

Weaponised Agile? “A man convinced against his will, is of the same opinion still” – Adapted from Samuel Butler’s Hudibras (1612-1680) and popularised again in Dale Carnegie’s book ‘How to win friends and influence people’ 1936.  People over Process Individuals and Interactions over Processes and Tools, is a value which can be summed up as…

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April 13, 2018

Coaching Tired Teams

Coaching Tired Teams Last night AWA hosted Anna Obukhova in London at one of our free meetups. I don’t usually write about the meetups we host, mainly because we film nearly all of them and upload the videos to our YouTube Channel. Last night, however, we did not film the event but you can see…

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March 9, 2018

4 Practical Tips for Coaching Tired Teams

4 Practical Tips for Coaching Tired Teams Burnout and tiredness is an all too common reality for many people in today’s fast paced and high-pressured working environments. As coaches we ultimately want to help our coachees feel more energised and creative. However, traditional coaching techniques and methods could actually be doing more harm than good…

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January 26, 2018

Agile Team Coach – A New Course by AWA

Agile Team Coach – A New Course by AWA Agile and Lean processes work when there is a deep respect and consideration for people. Often the behaviours we experience and sometimes exhibit at work are not in alignment with our own goals and the goals of the organisation. This is what makes achieving agility so…

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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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May 4, 2017

The 6 Misconceptions of Agile Coaching & How to Overcome Them

The 6 Misconceptions of Agile Coaching & How to Overcome Them Agile coaching is in a muddle. This post is an attempt to de-muddle the role and offer further learning for those who want to progress on their agile journey into the world of coaching or to better define the role they are currently in….

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November 29, 2016

The Value of Coaching Told Through Real Life Stories

The Value of Coaching Told Through Real Life Stories I recently wrote a post on What is an Agile coach. It’s worth reading that post before this one. This is the first true story in a set of blog posts written by different coaches in the Adventures with Agile network and consultancy, on the real…

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November 10, 2016

An Agile Tale – Destined to Fly

An Agile Tale – Destined to Fly At what stage do you think a caterpillar knows it will one day be something else? Even if it knows it is destined to transform, do you think it realizes that one day it will flutter over the same ground it currently crawls along, and that many will…

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September 27, 2016

Learnings from Coaching Agile Teams

Learnings from Coaching Agile Teams I am writing this as I reach Chapter 13 of Coaching Agile Teams by Lyssa Adkins. Chapter 13, also the last chapter of the book, list the journeys of 5 agile coaches. I decided to get the time to focus on my journey, and describe it, before reading about others….

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