Dirty Agile

The other morning I was a guest presenter (I really don’t like that word… I interacted with people) at a breakfast with Deloitte in Brisbane.  The topic was, agile, how I’ve implemented it and the results achieved at my latest client. Half way through this session I chuckled to myself and coined the phrase ‘dirty agile’ – [...]

By |2017-04-19T06:21:55+00:00April 3rd, 2017|Agile And SCRUM, New Agile Leadership|0 Comments

How Spotify Do It – Part 2 of 2

Everytime I watch this series… yep, I watch them regularly… hey why not learn from the very best(!) I learn something new. As your level of agile maturity grows you will face issues.  Architecture, design, fit into assurance frameworks in large organisations, skill set sharing etc.  Spotify seem to have faced them all… and found sweet [...]

By |2016-05-11T10:49:08+00:00May 30th, 2015|Agile And SCRUM, New Agile Leadership|0 Comments

How Spotify Do It (Is this Agile at its best?) Part 1 of 2

Those of you who know me, know that I am a raving fan of Spotify and their Agile culture. Spotify is an amazing free, legal online music streaming service check out their product here (https://www.spotify.com/au/) You see spotify have engaged the Agile philosophy properly.  Agile is about trying, measuring, then retrospectively looking at what worked [...]

By |2015-05-08T07:04:56+00:00April 28th, 2015|Agile And SCRUM, New Agile Leadership|0 Comments

Welcome To Agile Espresso For Highly Collaborative Meetings

Have you ever sat in a meeting and thought “OMG… when will this end?… I’ve gotta get out and get xyz done.”  You didn’t feel engaged, you didn’t feel valued. A silly question I know, of course you have! Sadly meetings like this are common place.  It’s how most meetings around the world are run… [...]

By |2017-04-19T04:58:27+00:00April 13th, 2015|Agile And SCRUM, New Agile Leadership|0 Comments

How To Run A Company (or Team) With (Almost) No Rules

Here’s a thought… If Ricardo can run a successful multi-billion dollar group of companies using his version of Agile, then we should all be striving to instill this mindset into our teams and departments. What’s exciting is that its not just us dev types who are rethinking better ways of working. What do Ricardo’s principles [...]

By |2015-04-07T13:04:05+00:00April 7th, 2015|New Agile Leadership, Workplace Culture|0 Comments

Is your company infected with SCRUMBUT?

If you’ve been around SCRUM long enough you will be familiar with the term SCRUMBUT. SCRUM what? SCRUMBUT. First off it makes me chuckle, it’s a great name.  Then my stomach churns. “We use SCRUM… but…” Memories of bad senior stakeholder initial meetings come flooding back… “We run Agile here, so we don’t create requirements”, [...]

By |2015-03-27T08:46:58+00:00March 2nd, 2015|Agile And SCRUM|0 Comments

What to do if your teams continually miss their commitments

What should you do if your teams continually miss their commitments? That’s a question I get all the time and it is a serious problem. Interestingly, though, the answer to this problem might not be what you think it is. Sometimes people naturally think my teams are terrible at estimating or maybe they just don’t [...]

By |2015-03-25T21:48:35+00:00February 16th, 2015|New Agile Leadership|0 Comments