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Podcast: High-Performing Agile Teams

May 20, 2024

Join Vitaliy Lyoshin and me in this podcast episode we explore the world of high-performing agile teams! We discuss how teams can achieve high performance and success through behaviours, shared history, and self-selection. Here are some key takeaways: ✔️Agile teams thrive on a shared goal, mutual de... continue reading

Learning your way to a successful strategy

Feb 09, 2024

I get frustrated when I hear people talk about strategy, and then think they are done when they have come up with a vision and objectives. To me that is a mere platitude. I agree with Richard Rumelt that a good strategy is an “effective mix of thought and action”. Strategy needs both, but it also n... continue reading

Why you get inconsistent experiences working with Agile Coaches

Dec 18, 2023

If you are in the tech world, you have probably had an interaction with an Agile Coach or any other agilist at some point of your career. Your experience is somewhere in a range from "Agile Coaches are annoying and useless" to "Agile Coaches are great partners and make things better". I have worked... continue reading

Prioritisation in 3 ‘simple’ questions

Nov 20, 2023

There are so many frameworks, tools and techniques for prioritising out there, that it’s tricky to know which one to pick (I see the irony here). As far as I’m concerned, whatever you are prioritising, whether it’s what feature to build for a product, what project to undertake, or what you should st... continue reading

Introducing the Retro Facilitation Canvas

Nov 07, 2023

Peter Drury, the well known English football commentator, is famous for his witty, brilliant remarks which always appear to be spontaneous and off the cuff. "and Jesus heads home from the cross" (exclaimed Peter Drury, when Gabriel Jesus of Manchester City scored from a header) So I was intrigued w... continue reading

The decline of the A word

Oct 03, 2023

“Agile is Dead” seems to be the phrase of the day. Not really what you want to be hearing when Agile consulting is your bread and butter and you are fairly passionate about everything it encompasses - and know that fundamentally this sentiment is not founded on any logical reality. So I set out to e... continue reading

Agile: A Continuation, Not a Conclusion

Sept 15, 2023

With the rapid pace of transformation in technology and work culture, it's challenging to predict what the future holds. It's clear, though, that new ways of working are emerging and they're here to stay. This workshop, based on Jim Highsmith's book "Wild West to Agile", attempts to do exactly that.... continue reading

Six Timeless Lessons from Agile Australia 2023

Aug 26, 2023

Agile Australia continues to be a world leading conference, and having just unpacked our suitcases from our trip to Sydney, I am excited to share a tapestry of thoughts that we've woven together into six takeaways and insights. The conference was headlined by outstanding speakers including Steve Den... continue reading

How to sabotage your agility in 5 simple steps

May 30, 2023

Are you bombarded by books and articles that exist to help you improve yourself? Are you exasperated by talks from agile thought leaders about helping you become a better agile practitioner? Are you tired of going 'on a journey' and want to stop and set up camp right where you are? If you answered y... continue reading

The rise and rise of Quarterfall

May 05, 2023

During the year of 2017 I broke five bones (3 ribs, my collarbone and my wrist) all on separate occasions. I ride mountain bikes often (or at least I did until I recently had twins) and I love riding the steep, technical and rooty trails that Wellington NZ has in abundance.... continue reading

How to sabotage your teams in 5 simple steps

May 05, 2023

Are you tired of endless articles and books about how to create strong and healthy team cultures, cultivating environments where individuals have the support and freedom to do their best work, or tips on building high performing teams? If you answered yes to at least one of the above, then I have th... continue reading