Category: Agile Techniques

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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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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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Find Your Career Path: Do The Things That Interest You

The Iconic‘s Head of Agility, Jody Weir, explains how she found her career path. This was filmed at the International Women’s Day 2019 – Women In Agile Afternoon Tea. You can watch the full video of the event on YouTube here. Watch the video…

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Put Your Retro Items In Your Backlog

Great! You’re doing retrospectives but don’t leave the action points sitting on a post-it note, put them in your backlog. Watch the below video to find out why. Watch the video…

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Advice to my 13-year-old son: Own Your Vulnerability

I’ve recently given some advice for my 13-year-old son who is going through a tough stage at high school at the moment. You can also use this advice in a working environment as well. What I said to him was “Be proud of your vulnerability, embrace your vulnerability”. Watch the video below to find out […]

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What is KANBAN? A video tutorial on what it is and how to use it.

If you’ve ever used business tools, Trello or Jira, then you have used elements of a kanban board. Kanban in its basic form is a visual management board that shows the progress of work. It was developed by Toyota to focus on improving the ‘flow’ or smoothness of work in their car manufacturing plants. Parts […]

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Watch a 5-day Google Sprint in 20 minutes

How does Google design world-class products? A New York Times bestselling book called Sprint by Jake Knapp, looks at the five day design process Google uses to do just that.

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When chips are better than the party for team moral

To get real momentum on team moral, smaller, more frequent gestures to your teams will be far more successful than one-off, big, grand gestures. The little things make the difference. The big launch parties are not wasted, they’re just few and far between, so doing something little each day or week for the people in […]

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