Category: Coaching

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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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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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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It’s Not My Job! When Teams Don’t Act Like Teams

When someone in a cross-functional team says “That’s not my job, I just do this thing”, it usually indicates you have a problem with your Sprint Goals. Watch my video below to find out why. Watch the video…

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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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Do what you can’t…

I love the video from Casey Neistat “Do what you can’t“. It has had a profound impact on me and what I think is possible. While it isn’t a book, it is a pretty great video and I think it has implications for many of us in Enterprises and especially so for those that are […]

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What is culture-hacking and why should you care?

You can be super-smart at Agile and know everything about taxonomies and scaling but all that knowledge doesn’t always bring people together. There’s a movement called culture-hacking and it is about making human beings bond. And there’s lots of ways to do this. Having lots of fun is a great way to bring unity because […]

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How a high-five can help change people

I don’t think there’s one great technique to get someone to change. There’s lots! You need a kit bag full of them depending on who you are dealing with. One of my top three ways of shifting someone’s vibration is to create movement and laughter. If you can make someone laugh, you are halfway to […]

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How to transform a dysfunctional team culture

I recently helped turnaround a dysfunctional team and I thought I’d share what steps were taken in a bit of a how-to video. Watch the video…

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