July 27, 2015

Course review – Scaling Agile and Organisational Change

Earlier on this year, I ran a 2 day course on Scaling Agile and Organisational Change. As far as I know, this is the only course to cover the major scaling frameworks and give some guidance as to when, what and most importantly why to use each one. We started the day with a slightly…

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July 8, 2015

Agile adoption strategies for large corporates

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…

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April 2, 2015

Why Scale Agile? – Part 1

Why Scale Agile? 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…

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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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November 26, 2014

AWA event – John Coleman – 25th November 2014 – Practical session

Yesterday, we held the 2nd Adventures with Agile event and it was another huge success. John Coleman flew over from Ireland to give the presentation and a huge thanks is in order to him for this, and for presenting and running the workshop. I was slightly disappointed in the number of people who said they…

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November 3, 2014

Agile will change the world

As the foreword in Scott Ambler’s book says ‘The process wars are over and Agile won’. Agile is now being adopted in the largest organisations and the smallest all over the world. It’s no longer a question of ‘if’, it’s just a question of ‘when’. If you don’t become more agile, then you have more…

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October 20, 2014

Personal Motivation

Having watched Dan Pink’s video on motivation, I thought I’d try out the concepts on colleagues and friends. I have asked about 10 (ish) people what motivations they have and seen how they fit into the three categories of Autonomy, Mastery and Purpose. What I have discovered is that these 3 groups help enormously to…

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