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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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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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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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How to motivate your team to come to work

People comment about the EPiC team’s constant support for the EPiC brand and have stated that they seem to have all drunk pretty hard from the cool-aid. So, what is it that we do to motivate our team and get them feeling that way about us? Watch the video…

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Being a bridge, towards psychological safety

There was a group working on a portfolio of financial products that I was engaged to help. Upon exploratory conversations, there were two things that were quite obvious. The head of the group was disappointed with the lack of transparency and planning by the teams working under him. On the other hand, the teams felt […]

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Make it a GIANT timeline retro

A favourite of mine has been a recent Giant Timeline Retro that I helped put together and run. The visual retro board was 10m by 1.5m, truly a visual treat and impressive spectacle, which in itself created an impact and showed the attendees that this was something special. The ‘mini’ handouts themselves spanned over 2 […]

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