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An updated Opportunity Canvas

Sep 03, 2020  ·  Anthony Boobier

I’ve updated the Opportunity Canvas by tightening up some of the language and descriptions and renaming the ‘Budget’ section to ‘Constraints’. Budget is a key constraint (how much is this opportunity worth realising or problem worth solving?) but I also find it’s worth explicitly considering others.... continue reading

Measures and Metrics Quadrant

Aug 05, 2020  ·  Anthony Boobier

Measures and metrics can be confusing; what do terms such as Leading, Lagging, Qualitative, and Quantitative even mean? when should you use them and why? It’s very hard to be ‘Data-informed’ in your decision making, if you are not informed yourself, on what these terms mean and how to apply them. I... continue reading

What is Business Agility?

May 21, 2020  ·  Anthony Boobier

Business Agility is about an organisation’s ability to change and adapt in a complex environment. But what does it mean for a business to be agile and why would they do it? Most definitions dive straight into the what, and how practices can be applied within the organisation, but ‘being Agile’ is no... continue reading

Individual performance is not relevant

Feb 10, 2020  ·  Sandy Mamoli

The performance of an individual is much less important than you think it is. The way we measure, assess, evaluate and reward individual performance is no longer relevant in the modern workplace. We need to look at different behaviours and skills and instead consider the performance of the team. W... continue reading

Case Study: Self-Selection with Distributed Teams

Jan 22, 2020  ·  Sandy Mamoli

How Travelstart used remote self-selection to create distributed teamsOnly five months after creating cross-functional teams Travelstart, a South African travel booking website, had a change in strategy and needed to rethink their team structure. From previous hackathons the company had experience w... 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

The Holacracy Trilogy: Things We Struggled with

Mar 21, 2019  ·  Sandy Mamoli

Language We struggled a lot with the strange words and the weird legalese language. We decided to stick with it though because we realised that new concepts need new words. Otherwise we would impede learning. We did this in a way that we could still make fun of it though. This is part three of thr... continue reading

The Holacracy Trilogy: Things that were great

Mar 11, 2019  ·  Sandy Mamoli

Roles Figuring out all the roles and how we would work with them was lot of work to define and incredibly tedious to figure out - but ultimately well worth it. It provided some valuable insights into what our team was actually doing - an unanticipated side benefit! This is part two of three of my a... continue reading

The Holacracy Trilogy: My Conclusion

Mar 04, 2019  ·  Sandy Mamoli

Recently a friend was considering introducing Holacracy in his company. He asked me what my thoughts were and while I was tempted to run screaming from the room in the same way you want to flee to a remote island when your mum buys a new PC, instead I blinked, swallowed, and we talked through my exp... continue reading

The Agile Bandwagon

Dec 12, 2018  ·  Brenda Leeuwenberg

Although it’s been around for a really long time, Agile is still the newcomer on the scene for some organisations. But like the snowball rolling down the hill – it’s been growing larger and gathering momentum for some time – (and picking up all kinds of shit along the way) attracting more attention... continue reading

GROW your planning

Aug 23, 2018  ·  Richard Scott-Will-Harknett

There are many approaches to carrying out planning. Here's what I use for situations that require any kind of planning at all - from working across organisational transformation to figuring out what to do at the weekend. I like it because it’s simple, easy to remember and it sets me up naturally to... continue reading

Holacracy for Humans

Dec 05, 2017  ·  Sandy Mamoli

How we created a networked organisation 5 Key take-aways Holacracy provides radical transparency and timely decision making at the right level. Decision making by consent is awesome! The freedom, autonomy and responsibility to achieve a clear purpose enables self-organisation. Holacracy will amplif... continue reading

Modern Agile Principles

Jul 02, 2017  ·  Sandy Mamoli

<p>I often teach Agile to people who have nothing to do with software development, such as leadership teams or organisations that operate entirely outside of the digital world. In this context I only teach <a href="http://www.modernagile.org">the Modern Agile values</a>... continue reading