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AgileCulture

Decentralising decision-making. Making rapid decisions where it counts.

How quickly are you able to respond to disruptive change? Decentralisation is a key enabler to optimise the flow of value, react to changing markets, and ensure your policies are responsive to changing contexts. But not everything needs to be decentralised.

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AgileLeadership

Using a Coaching Canvas to develop the Release Train Engineer Capability

What does it take to coach a Release Train Engineer (RTE) and Chief Scrum Master? A learning canvas can help create the focus needed to rapidly improve agile capability of this key role.

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AgileDistributed Workforce

Top Five Concerns for Executives as Teams become a Remote Workforce

As more and more staff are adjusting towards working remotely, Executives and their programs and teams will need additional support to enable them to maintain productivity, to stay connected and engaged to deliver critical outcomes. Here’s how to address these challenges.

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AgileCulture

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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AgileRemote Ways Of Working

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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AgileDistributed Workforce

“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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AgileBusiness Agility

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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AgileDistributed Workforce

Does agility go out the window when we work remotely?

Many organisations are making guidance on what tools to use for remote teams in response to COVID-19. The situation isn’t a tools problem. This is a people problem – how can people, who are social creatures, successfully work remotely without physical interaction?

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Agile

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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Product Development

An Executive’s guide to design investments: Design Thinking and Cynefin

Design Thinking is an excellent tool for considering where to invest in user research activities, but in the context of complex product development, it might not be enough.

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Agile

Reducing batch size as leading indicator of time to market

A shared services team improved their time-to-market by 67% using EBM, and Kanban with Scrum.

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AgileBusiness Agility

Executive tips for better decision making

Better executive decision making comes from transparency and effective metrics. In agile, what does this look like?

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