Articles

Is Kanban genuinely an alternative path to Agility?

Aug 14, 2019  ·  Damian Brown

New Zealand has become a hotbed for Agile, especially in the software sector and especially with the use of Scrum. But is there an alternative to the use of Scrum to enable Agility? Kanban promotes itself as an alternative path to Agility, but is that a fact or just fiction? My experience and view... continue reading

Agile2019: The Curious case of You

Aug 07, 2019  ·  Sam Laing

At Agile2019 I presented a workshop on the Self Care track called The Curious Case of You. This workshop was all about listening to the inner you and discovering what your future might look like without the pressures of what others or society might think you future should look like. The slides wont... continue reading

Self-care at Agile2019

Jul 22, 2019  ·  Sam Laing

In a few weeks I will be jetting off to Agile2019 in WashingtonDC. I am the track chair for the Self-Care track and so I was wondering about how to care for myself during the conference. I have over the last 9 years come up with tricks for dealing with this very large conference. For most of us just... continue reading

Business is Boring Podcast

Jul 09, 2019  ·  Sandy Mamoli

Business is Boring is a weekly podcast presented by The Spinoff in association with Callaghan Innovation. In this episode Sandy Mamoli talks to Simon Pound about her book Creating Great Teams - How Self-Selection Lets People Excel and an Olympic career that has taught her how to thrive in business.... continue reading

Inspired Introspection

Jul 03, 2019  ·  Tony O'Halloran

When you picture a truly amazing team in your head, what does it look like? Now consider your teammates. Do they have the same picture? Really - all of them? The things people have experienced and read massively shape what ‘great’ looks like for them. The differences can lead to frustrations or peo... continue reading

How committed are you...really ?

Jun 25, 2019  ·  Anthony Boobier

“There is a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results.” Ken Blanchard It happens often - something new comes up and it sounds exciting and we totally w... continue reading

The Human Aspect - Holacracy’s Missing Piece?

Jun 13, 2019  ·  Sandy Mamoli

Holacracy has great mechanisms to deal with governance and tactical issues. But what about the human side? What about relationships? What about our personal interactions in the workplace? Many have criticised Holacracy for not being complete, for being a system that only deals with the work and not... continue reading

Business Agility: How Self-Selection Lets People Excel

May 27, 2019  ·  Sandy Mamoli

The fastest and most efficient way to form stable agile teams is to let people choose their own team. This was a scary prospect when we in 2013 first considered handing over the decision making responsibility to the people affected. Fast-forward six years and self-selection has had a profound effect... continue reading

1 2 3 Purpose

May 10, 2019  ·  Richard Scott-Will-Harknett

Getting to purpose - a quick path to creating a purpose statement . I recently found myself having to come up with a format on the fly for a new leadership team to create a purpose statement. Here’s what I did.... continue reading

Nomad8 News May 2019

May 01, 2019  ·  Natalia Garcia

Hello and welcome to the latest edition of our incredibly random, largely irreverent and loosely factual newsletter! It’s been quite a while since our last update and so much has happened! So get yourself something to drink and settle in. Here we go. New style Firstly, we finally decided we were gro... continue reading