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Latest Articles

Does Your Backlog Suck? Kanban Can Help

Oct 12, 2019  ·  Damian Brown

Agile backlogs can be both a blessing and a curse. On the one hand we have a list of things we need to do that is ever-evolving. It is potentially estimated and may have detail where required for the next few stories. It is possibly prioritised. On the other hand having something on a backlog can se... continue reading

The lowdown on JAFAC 2019

Oct 08, 2019  ·  Brenda Leeuwenberg

What is JAFAC? Born out of a desire to attend a conference full of speakers we really would like to hear from, the Nomad8 team decided to create the event we craved. JAFAC is a relatively small but carefully crafted conference that brings together ten speakers, 120 people, and creates plenty of (Ope... continue reading

A personal story with an agile thread

Oct 07, 2019  ·  Sam Laing

A few weeks ago I did my first solo keynote at Agile Prague; “Being Curious about YOU”. I have been giving talks and workshops at large agile conferences since 2011, but this one was different. This wasn’t about some agile technique, this was about me, and the story was not a “sunshine and rainbows”... continue reading

Agile Team Facilitator

ICAgile Team Facilitation two day course.

Become a better Agile facilitator through hands-on learning, and a wide variety of facilitation and coaching techniques.

The next course is in Wellington on October 10-11, 2019

Kanban Systems Design

Experience Kanban through a simulation game

Lead your team's adoption of Kanban and gain the Lean Kanban University KMP I certification.

The next course is in Auckland on 22 and 23 October

Creating Great Teams

Creating Great Teams

How Self-Selection Lets People Excel

People are happiest and most productive if they can choose what they work on and who they work with. Self-selecting teams give people that choice. Build well-designed and efficient teams to get the most out of your organisation, with step-by-step instructions on how to set up teams quickly and efficiently. You'll create a process that works for you, whether you need to form teams from scratch, improve the design of existing teams, or are on the verge of a big team re-shuffle.