December 6, 2018

Simon Powers on Transitioning to Product Teams and Advice for New Managers

Listen to the latest podcast from InfoQ which features AWA Founder, Simon Powers talking to Shane Hastie about helping organisations move from siloed groups to large product teams. During their conversation, which took place at Agile2018, Simon gave advice for new managers and discussed the trends he sees happening in large organisations. KEY TAKEAWAYS The…

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February 5, 2018

Is the Product Owner Part of the Team?

When you ask this question in the companies, you find out that about 30% of teams believe that he or she is not. If you ask why not, you find out that they feel their Product Owners are far away from them, they don’t help them, and they don’t understand them. And I’m not talking…

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January 26, 2018

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 hard. The role of professional coaching is to help…

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July 12, 2017

Here’s the Thing About “T-shaped” People

Here’s the Thing About “T-shaped” People It’s about “T-shaped” teams too! One of the challenges for organisations when they move to Agile ways of working is the often mentioned need to build teams made up of “T-shaped” people. This can also be described as a cross-functionality. The Scrum Guide describes cross-functionality as: “Cross-functional teams have…

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