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Jira Agile

Is Jira making you LESS Agile?

Using Jira doesn’t mean you’re Agile, in fact, it could be stopping you from being as Agile as you could be. A common saying we use is that there is a big difference between “doing” Agile and “being” Agile and that’s all to do with your mindset and approach to the work. You can be […]

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How To Fix DEAD Standups

How are your daily standups going? Great? Or are they a little Shaun of the Dead? I’ve got some hot tips to turn around those dead, daily Scrums. Watch the video…

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#JAFAC

EPiC attends #JAFAC in Wellington

Last week, EPiC attended Nomad8 #JAFAC – a refreshingly different conference & unconference event! Insights that were straight talking, honest, frank, gritty, heartfelt and occasionally downright funny were shared. Strong themes at this event was Leadership and doing good in the world. Highlights for us – The Book of Dave unearthed by Nigel Dalton, as […]

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Minimum Viable Product vs Minimal Marketable Product

MMP vs MVP. What’s the difference?

What is an MMP? You’ve probably heard this thrown around the office and then googled it and then hopefully found this. We’ll get to that soon but first, let’s start with what an MVP is. Your MVP, Minimum Viable Product, is a product that works with the minimal functionality. Viable: capable of working successfully; feasible. […]

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Agile Mindset Hacks: A Game Called ‘Torpedo’

At the Melbourne Agile Transformation meetup last month, EPiC Agile co-founder Brad Bennett told attendees that you can enhance the agile mindset through gameplay. Games can model constructive or destructive systems that occur in the workplace and allow players to arrive to the point of the exercise by themselves. Our last meetup blog explained how […]

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mindset games

Agile Mindset Hacks: A Game Called ‘Chair’

At the Melbourne Agile Transformation meetup last week, EPiC Agile co-founder Brad Bennett asked attendees “What is an agile mindset?”. After listening to answers for a while, he then reveals that he can’t teach you what an agile mindset is but he can help you enhance it. “The way agile coaches modify mindsets is through […]

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What is an un-conference? – EPiC Offsite Part 2/3

It’s a way of sharing knowledge that is of most interest to your group and making connections with like-minded people. For example, if you aren’t learning or contributing in a session, you are encouraged to use the law of two feet and move to another break-out group. At our offsite earlier this year, EPiC coaches Mike […]

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Improv Games – EPiC Offsite Part 1/3

Getting a team united and interacting can at times require a little something to get them going, using Improv Games is a great way for people to drop their guard and get the connections started. Our resident Improver Mike Mallete helped us out with a demonstration of two games that use some tongue-twisters to get […]

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ING Agile

How ING is taking on the big four using Agile

ING has been a huge hit with Australians since introducing no ATM transaction fees and being heavily featured in the book The Barefoot Investor, which has sold over 1.5m copies. The author, Scott Pape, wrote how ING achieved “a record 50% jump in customers this year” ,whether by coincidence, after his book hit store shelves. […]

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cultural transformation

NO-BRAINER: Process vs Cultural Transformation

When it comes to Agile transformations, the difference in uplift between a process transformation and a cultural transformation are massive! So why aren’t companies focussing on cultural transformations? EPiC Agile co-founder Brad Bennett explains what is needed for a successful cultural transformation in the video below. Watch the video…

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