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Agile Awards

All About Agile - Mon, 09/12/2016 - 12:01

hi everyone it’s the Agile Awards again soon and I am happy to say that i have been nominated for ‘most valued agile professional (UK)’ if I or my blog have helped you or your company at some point, can you take a few seconds to vote for me? https://www.theagileportal.com/awards/voting/most_value_uk i’d really appreciate that :) many […]

Peer Recruiting: How to Hire a Scrum Master in Agile Times

All About Agile - Wed, 08/31/2016 - 00:30

TL;DR Peer Recruiting is the new hiring: In the near future, all creative, technology-based organizations will need to abandon the command & control structures that served the industrial world of the 20th century so well. Instead, they will reorganize themselves around autonomous teams to deal with the complexity and pace of innovation of the 21st … Continue reading Peer Recruiting: How to Hire a Scrum Master in Agile Times

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Agile Advice: Start Executing With Little Planning

All About Agile - Tue, 08/30/2016 - 11:49

Learn more about transforming people, process and culture with the Real Agility Program “Start executing and worry less about planning.” QA Consultant This statement appeared on a recent feedback form after a BERTEIG learning event. It summarized a Quality Assurance Consultant’s learning from the CSM training they attended. This statement so accurately summarizes one of the … Continue reading Agile Advice: Start Executing With Little Planning →

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Building a New Team Using Retrospectives Exercises

All About Agile - Tue, 08/30/2016 - 06:51

Building a new team can be challenging. People have to learn and get to know each other, and agree upon how they will be collaborating as a team. Retrospective exercises can be used for chartering teams, to define shared goals, agree upon the way of working, and start off properly. Continue reading →

Link: How Will a Product Vision Help You Succeed?

All About Agile - Sun, 08/14/2016 - 08:20

Learn more about transforming people, process and culture with the Real Agility ProgramDozens of individuals receive training to become Certified Scrum Product Owners at our public learning events in Toronto, Ontario. What is a Product Owner? And how do they create a product vision in alignment with the team they work with? Xi Zeng, over … Continue reading Link: How Will a Product Vision Help You Succeed? →

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Some Light Agile Humour Puts Things Into Perspective

All About Agile - Thu, 08/11/2016 - 18:23

Learn more about transforming people, process and culture with the Real Agility Program Have you ever wanted to run an agile project? Or maybe you are a leader in an organization who has had an agile coach approach you requesting to run an agile project? This light & comical sketch depicts the often humorous interactions … Continue reading Some Light Agile Humour Puts Things Into Perspective →

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Team Performance Model – by Drexler and Sibbet

All About Agile - Tue, 08/09/2016 - 03:00

Many of you have all heard of the Tuckman model of team dynamics (Forming, Storming, Norming, Performing).  It was created in 1966 and has become the most popular model for describing team behavior.  Is it time to level up in your mental mode...

Why do you want to become agile?

All About Agile - Mon, 08/08/2016 - 06:16

Becoming agile can help to achieve organizational goals. But setting agile as a goal for an organization does not work. The goal for a software organization should be to achieve results by delivering valuable products and services, not to become agile. Hence my question: do you know why do you want to become agile? Continue reading →

UK Agile Awards

All About Agile - Mon, 08/01/2016 - 05:15

hi all, if you’d like to see someone recognised for the great work they’ve done, why not nominate them for the UK agile awards.  Lots of categories to choose from! View categories and nominate here Kelly.

Food For Thought #51: Scrum in Relationships, Kill Backlogs, Customer Centricity

All About Agile - Sun, 07/24/2016 - 03:16

Age of Product’s Food for Thought of July 25th, 2016—shared with 3,558 peers—offers a rich summer buffet of topics: Spotify wants to be good at failing, or—one of my favs in this issue—how to apply Scrum to relationships. (Better start stocking Post-Its…) And you should consider joining the revolution and kill backlogs and roadmaps, or … Continue reading Food For Thought #51: Scrum in Relationships, Kill Backlogs, Customer Centricity

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Minimum Valuable Problem

All About Agile - Fri, 07/22/2016 - 06:38

Defining and building a good minimum viable product is much harder than it sounds.  Finding that “one thing” you can do, which people want, is really about a lot more than picking one thing.  It is a combination of solving the minimum valuable problem and all of the other things that go with it.  Solving for both the … Continue reading Minimum Valuable Problem →

What I Did Not Learn At ScrumMaster Training

All About Agile - Wed, 07/20/2016 - 11:38

I was perplexed in the difference between the velocities of the two Agile (Scrum) teams. When I examined the metrics of two different Scrum teams, I noticed they produced wildly different outputs. The first, let’s call them Team Alpha, produced excellent work. Always completing on time and meeting their targets. The other, Team Beta, was […]

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7 Rules For Running Effective Meetings

All About Agile - Thu, 07/07/2016 - 03:49

This article is part of our Team Dynamics series. Admit it. You don’t always run ineffective meetings. But when you do, you make sure they last an eternity, have pointless agendas, and cause participants to run and hide each time you call one!   Yes…we’ve all been there. But you’re also aware that meetings are...

The Flying Trapeze

All About Agile - Tue, 07/05/2016 - 11:18

I’ve never attempted to try the trapeze. I have friends that do it and love it, but I’m not so sure it’s for me. I’m pretty adventurous about many things, but flying around at what seems like 100ft seems to be a little risky. Trying new things can be scary and flying around on some […]

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Article Review: Agile Teams Bend But They Don’t Break

All About Agile - Wed, 06/29/2016 - 11:53

Learn more about transforming people, process and culture with the Real Agility ProgramIn an out-dated model of work environments, there are clear “rights” and clear “wrongs.” Usually, the management or leadership determines this and they call it “Policies and Procedures” or “Mandates” or simple “Rules.” There are usually severe consequences for not following these, intentionally … Continue reading Article Review: Agile Teams Bend But They Don’t Break →

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Online Scrum Training

All About Agile - Thu, 06/23/2016 - 10:04

Over 80% of software projects in the world today are run using the Scrum framework. Big companies sometimes offer their own training programmes, but often Agile Scrum Masters take courses from one of a growing number of registered training companies. Every now and then I am asked to look at online training for Scrum and recently I had […]

The Retro Game

All About Agile - Wed, 06/15/2016 - 00:24

Learn more about transforming people, process and culture with the Real Agility ProgramThe Hunt for Better Retrospectives The rumours had started to spread, retrospectives at our organization were flat, stale and stuck in a rut. The prevailing thought was that this was stalling the pace of continuous improvement across our teams. In truth, I wasn’t … Continue reading The Retro Game →

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