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Our experts talk about what it means to solve complex client problems with 21st century frameworks and practices.

Working together with multiple agile coaches

How do you get the most from your agile coaching investment? As more and more organisations build agility into their operating models, they’re realising the benefits of expert agile coaching to help drive and support agile adoption and improvement. Creating and supporting alignment across agile coaches is key to reap the rewards that agile ways of working can bring.

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Scrum Master Tips for Running Scrum Events Remotely

As Scrum masters we are used to dealing with an ever changing, complex environment and that is the sweet spot for being agile and where having an agile mindset is crucial. It’s now more critical than ever, for Scrum Masters to ensure agile practice is maintained and to support teams to continuously improve their practice and self organise but stay connected and focused on the Sprint Goal.

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“Netiquette” for online meetings for remote and distributed teams

As with face-2-face meetings, online meetings also have an etiquette (“Netiquette”) to make them effective. One of the 12 principles of the agile manifesto suggests face-to-face is the best option but in today’s world of social distancing and WFH, it is no longer an option.

Here are the guidelines we have found useful for having for online meetings with distributed

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22 Stances of a Scrum Master

The Scrum Master doesn’t remove impediments from the team. Their job encompasses 22 wider stances for supporting the team to self-organise to remove impediments themselves, coaching the Product Owner and coaching the wider organisation.

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Agile and Project Operating Models

What does an agile operating model look like? How do you manage capabilities while still aligning to the delivery needs of the organisation. How do you balance stakeholder and customer needs? It’s a tricky balancing act, but here are some options to consider.

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What is an Agile Coach?

There are a lot of misconceptions about what an Agile Coach is or isn’t at the moment. Are they the Scrum Master of a team? Does their role include coaching the team or is is something more?

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How do I run Backlog Refinement

Backlog Refinement is a critical part of good practice in Scrum. Refining the Product Backlog ensures that the Team and Product Owner have sufficiently defined Product Backlog Items so that Sprint Planning runs more smoothly and without surprises. 

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Agile Strategic Planning for Executives

Can you predict the future? Can it really be planned in the 21st century? In the face of relentless technological change, disruptive forces in industry after industry, global competition, and so on, strategic planning often seems like pointless wishful thinking.

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Agile Leadership

What does it take to be an agile leader? 21st century leaders face a raft of challenges: technological change, disruptive forces in industry after industry, and global competition. What does leadership look like in a VUCA, highly disruptive world?

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Agile Strategic Planning

Can you predict the future? Can it be planned in the 21st century?In the face of relentless technological change, disruptive forces in industry after industry,

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Executive Agility

Many people are starting to recognise that agile has a lot to offer outside software development, but where do you start? Leadership support is critical

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