January 11, 2022

It’s helping people realise what they can do to excel – an interview with David Lowe

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  David Lowe is an Agile Coach based in the UK and the co-creator and program lead for our ICAgile Accredited Agile Team Coach Cohort Program. In this interview, David shares why he is working on a doctorate about coaching and humour, how coaching helps people achieve their goals, and why it’s important to keep…

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February 4, 2021

Change. Chapter two. by Simon Powers

Simon Powers teaching organisational change

There is no shortage of opportunity. There is only a shortage of those who will apply themselves to the basics that success requires. ~ Jim Rohn The basics of agility. It’s been a long and hard journey to write this book. I know every author says the same thing. I have had the additional challenge…

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March 18, 2020

How to Harness the Power of Agile Coaching to Build Highly Productive Remote Teams

We are in unprecedented and incredibly challenging times. Where the health and safety of our loved ones is paramount, yet life has this habit of marching on. With so many of us now working from home away from our teams and clients how do we continue to help them navigate the challenges they face? As…

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December 29, 2019

A Brief Explanation of the Integral Quadrant Model

Integral Model

Simon PowersSimon Powers is the CEO and founder of Adventures with Agile. He has over 20 years’ experience helping very large organisations to thrive in the market and to be better places to work. His approach led him to create our transformative ICAgile Certified Enterprise Agile Coaching training courses, which run worldwide and online. Simon…

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August 15, 2019

Letting The Expert Go

Agile Coaching at AWA

For previous articles in this series please see: What coaching means to me, To Coach, you need permission and An essential ingredient for successful coaching – a contract Letting The Expert Go You need experts on your organisational journey to agility, but they are not the only ones you need. An expert is someone who…

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June 22, 2018

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 People over…

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May 31, 2018

Embark on your Agile Journey with Adventures with Agile

We’re happy to announce that we are now accredited by ICAgile to run our Agile Fundamentals course for their ICAgile-Certified Professional certification, the gateway certificate to all other ICAgile tracks and expert designations. This two-day class is an interactive and immersive learning experience using Training from the BACK of the Room accelerated learning techniques to explore the…

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May 21, 2018

Overcome Common Agile Challenges with Michael Sahota’s Certified Agile Leadership Experience

Most organisations are working with agile practices but many are failing due to a number of shared and common challenges. From the Version 1 Survey we know that the most common challenges are due to: company philosophy or culture is at odds with core agile values lack of agile experience lack of management support The…

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February 18, 2018

How to Change Culture

How to Change Culture There are many models for discussing Culture change that are useful in opening the conversation with leadership. Models I have found useful include: The Schneider Model Frederic Laloux model based upon spiral dynamics The Sahota model These models give us the ability to see where things are now and where we…

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December 25, 2017

My Predictions for Agile for 2018

Sunset - close of the day

Not being a gambling man I usually don’t go in for predictions and the such like, however as a consultancy and community founder it is part of my role to listen to clients and the industry (most of whom are my friends!). So I thought I would share what trends I see and how I…

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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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August 5, 2017

Launch of Free Adventures with Agile Global Community Network

#Agile 2017 in Orlando is a huge 5-day conference that starts on Monday, that seemed like a good place to launch a global change community. In truth, AWA has been playing with global networks for the last 3 years. So really, this ‘launch’ is about inviting more people to join in from around the world….

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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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April 3, 2017

BBRT Members’ Meeting and Ashby’s LORV

BBRT Members’ Meeting and Ashby’s LORV I thought I would start with the least appealing title for a blog post ever – so well done if you’ve got this far.  I’m about to apply the next filter- BBRT stands for Beyond Budgeting Round Table ! And finally, for the few of you who are still…

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March 25, 2017

What is the Agile Mindset?

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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January 11, 2017

An Agile Tale – Fishing for Pearls

Tip-Toeing down the stairs, Robbie sneaks into the kitchen. He heard his father, an Oyster Farmer, return from work an hour ago, so Robbie knew there would be a fresh load of oysters in the ice box. In the kitchen, Robbie climbs on a chair so he can reach the drawer where the Oster Shucker/Knife…

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September 1, 2016

Why you should beware of professionals that set lean against agile

This post discusses the opinion that professionals, experts, and thought leaders consistently setting lean against agile are likely to be in discord with lean and agile mindset and foundations. This post also describes how lean/agile polyglots, that seamlessly use and mix ideas from a repertoire of lean and agile methods and practices, better serve organisations,…

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August 25, 2016

What is an Agile Coach?

What is an Agile Coach

This post follows on from What is Agile? If you didn’t read that, then please it read it now. Otherwise, this post What is an Agile Coach isn’t going to make a whole lot of sense. OK, let’s begin.   What is an Agile Coach? The word ‘coach’, like the old stage coaches, can be taken…

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December 2, 2015

Overcoming the Tyranny of the Waterfall

During a retrospective with a client, we did an exercise called “5-whys” to try and uncover the underlying reason behind the lack of focus on production. One enlightened developer provided a valuable piece of insight when he noted that we *may* still be in a “waterfall mindset,” hence the lack of urgency. This is natural…

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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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