Category: Blog

Mixit_Epic Agile

The story of Mixit

Living our values Our core values at EPiC are Empathy, Passion, Integrity and Community and we love living them as part of co-creating a deliberately different future. Our New Zealand tribe are delighted to be working with Mixit as part of our Community Value – EPiC Heart. Mixit is a not-for-profit that uses the creative […]

Continue Reading
Is Organisational Design holding back your transformation?

Is Organisational Design holding you back?

Matt’s biggest lesson learnt In our webinar with digital transformation specialist, Matt McCormack from Cognizant, I asked him: What was your biggest lesson learnt from participating in multiple organisational disruptions? He responded by saying the operating model is important and that no-one has got this right. “it’s a key indicator of failure, they haven’t envisioned what […]

Continue Reading

The real purpose of an Agile coach

The role of an agile coach I love seeing coaches roll their sleeves up and get stuck in. It gives me goosebumps when I see the passion they put into helping a team and the smile on their face when they know they have made a meaningful difference to the team’s sprint outcome. I’m glad […]

Continue Reading
Agile values and principles - EPiC Agile

Agility isn’t something that is perfect

Have you ever behaved in a way that was at odds with Agile values? During our first episode of At Home With Interesting People, I asked our guest, Jody Weir, a hard question: Have you ever behaved in a way that was contrary to Agile values and principles in your role? “100% yes! It happens […]

Continue Reading

Finding the balance: Delivering value vs fixing core systems

Finding the right balance “We need to do a core system replacement, but we also need to continue delivering value”. These were the words written above a video doing the rounds on social media recently. Matt McCormack from Cognizant and I reacted to this video in our latest episode of At Home With Interesting People.  […]

Continue Reading
Interactive and fun virtual icebreakers are a powerful way for people to connect - EPiC Agile

Our Top 5 Virtual Icebreakers

Virtual icebreakers are key to kicking off our EPiC tribe events and the training courses we run. It allows for a connection to be made, gives everyone an opportunity to speak, and creates a fun social interaction. We regularly run snappy, energetic virtual icebreakers with our clients, and encourage them to adopt icebreakers into their […]

Continue Reading
Business Agility Transformation Success - EPiC Agile

Matt McCormack: Executives feel like they need to know how to do Transformations

Do executives need to know how to do transformations? During our second episode of At Home With Interesting People, I asked our guest Matt McCormack from Cognizant, about the big lessons he’s learnt from his years of doing digital transformations. He replied: Executives are generally smart people at what they do, but know very little […]

Continue Reading

Topics from Business Agility Meetup in Brisbane – July

In mid-July, EPiC hosted the first Business Agility Meetup in Brisbane. We had a great group of attendees both from the commercial, the coaching and the leadership side of the conversation. A range of topics were discussed in the meetup, and we thought we would take the opportunity to dive into the topics in more […]

Continue Reading
Best Industry for Business Agility podcast | Epic Agile

If we could give any industry the Business Agility treatment, what would it be?

What would we do if we were given the keys to approach any industry and give them the Business Agility treatment? Which industry would we go with? Discussing this during our recent Podcast episode, it prompted the issue of opposing or competing customers within a business. The particular example I used was in sport. Applying […]

Continue Reading
Product Owner Anti-patterns

What Product Owner antipatterns are you guilty of?

At EPiC, we have encountered various approaches to the role of a Product Owner. Some organisations have fully embraced the agile concept, and reach out to us for support in embedding a consistent approach across their agile roles. Conversely, there are organisations who have adopted agile roles, though not the agile values, principles or mindset. […]

Continue Reading