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2
Apr

You don’t learn to walk by following rules

Successful Agile companies are characterised by effective leaders and continuous improvement. Our Agile coaches and consultants have many years hands-on experience working at all levels of the business; from Delivery to C-Suite. With a proven track record for leading Agile transitions at the team and enterprise levels, we equip our clients with the tools, techniques, practices, core principles, mindset and

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2
Apr

Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower…

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22
Jun

Why the Agile enterprise must be an innovation network…

As an agile coach, I find that organisations often have a narrow and constrained view of where agility ought to be practiced. They frequently see it as an IT thing, where development teams must optimise their way-of-working to deliver value more quickly and cheaply. In truth of course, if agility is to be attained then it must be enterprise-wide and

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25
Mar

Scrum Day London, May 2016

Scrum Day London is the first event of its kind to be held in the United Kingdom. It will explore the need and demand for Agility across the private and public sector.   Theme: Business Agility Through Professional Scrum Scrum Day London 2016 will be the inaugural conference organised by Akaditi.com in partnership with Advanced Product Development Ltd & Scrum.Org

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17
Jun

The Subtle Difference Between ‘Doing’ and ‘Being’ Agile

I recently caught up with an old friend for a quick drink. A quick drink turned into a quick few more — then a quick few more, more! But who’s counting? I digress — back to the story. After a couple of drinks my friend started opening up about some personal stuff happening in his life. He was unhappy at

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2
Feb

Fail Often So You Can Succeed Sooner!

Many people live in fear of failure. But what they fail to realise is that failure comes before learning; even in the dictionary. That’s because learning tends to happen when we step outside our current comfort zone and move from the known to the unknown. And in the process, we’re likely to get things wrong before we get them right. Accepting this as part of life

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27
Jan

Is Value More Important Than Velocity?

We’ve all heard the ‘promise’ that Agile done properly can result in reduced costs, higher quality and quicker times to market. But what exactly does it take to realise those benefits? And should managers/teams be focusing on velocity or business value delivered? In this video, Agile coach Jeff “Cheezy” Morgan shares a number of effective practices and strategies for cutting costs and delivering high

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20
Jan

Never Put Off Until Tomorrow What You Can Do The Day After

A fundamental truth in life is that there’ll always be more to do than we’ll have time or money to do. Always! And although projects are (arguably) a part of life, some Project Managers/Customers/Clients still believe they can defy this fundamental truth by introducing Agile – and then using it as an excuse to make unrealistic demands from delivery teams/suppliers. However, the goal of Agile is not to

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14
Jan

Epistemic Arrogance on Agile Projects

In the book ‘Black Swan’ Nassim Taleb introduces the concept of epistemic arrogance: where what a person thinks they know exceeds what they actually know. On Agile projects, epistemic arrogance is evident when there’s a mis-match between what we think the customer needs and what the customer actually needs – something David Hussman refers to as ‘Product Arrogance’. Although one of the

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12
Jan

A Good Plan is Better Than a Perfect One

In an ideal world, things would always go to plan – but since we don’t live in an ideal world, they don’t; hence why the best-laid plans of project managers often go awry. More often than not, detailed plans laid out on neat charts projecting months (even years) into the future, tend to describe a fictional reality; and perfect plans tend to describe fictional

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