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The Definitive Guide to Scrum Training

Why take Scrum training? Scrum may appear simple at first, but it is deceptively difficult to do wel…

On-demand Agile Leadership & Business Agility training

Agile leaders thrive in times of volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity. Tough times buil…

The 6 Enablers of Business Agility

by Karim Harbott In this book Karim Harbott does not offer a book of recipes, he focuses on min…

How Agility has Moved Outside the IT Industry and is Shaping Top Companies Around the World

For many, the mention of the word agile conjures up images of software engineers, stickie notes…

6 Proven Ways to Make your Organization More Agile

During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries organizations saw great leaps forwards in t…

The 6 Enablers of Business Agility – Creating the Organizational Operating system for Success

We live in a world that is more interconnected, more volatile, and more unpredictable than at a…

Meetup: ‘Co creating Great Employee Experience’ with Natal Dank

Online event, co creating Great Employee Experience Meetup with Natal Dank, who heads up learning, c…

Meetup: ‘The 6 Enablers of Business Agility’ with Karim Harbott

Online event 6 Enablers of Business Agility Meetup with Karim Harbott – Agile Centre partner a…

Meetup: ‘Business Agility: Pivot or Perish’ with Richard Cheng

Online Business Agility: Pivot or Perish Meetup with Richard Cheng – Vice President of Trainin…

Why Coaching is the Number One Skill for Leaders in an Uncertain World
Why Coaching is the Number One Skill for Leaders in an Uncertain World

It is often said that everyone wants to change the world, but no one wants to change themselves. The…

5 Levers for Changing Organisational Culture

Organisational culture is one of the most powerful, and misunderstood, concepts around. Leaders and …

On Agile Mastery
On Agile & Mastery

I’m lucky enough to find my job professionally satisfying. That’s because I think the line of work I…

Meetup: ‘Testing Business Ideas’ with David Bland

Live, online Agile Leadership & Business Agility Meetup hosting David Bland – co-author of Testing B…

Coaching Leaders through Uncertainty Meetup with Tracy Sinclair
Meetup: ‘Coaching Leaders through Uncertainty’ with Tracy Sinclair

Live, online Agile Leadership & Business Agility Meetup event hosting Tracy Sinclair – Director …

Agile Skills in a Digital World meetup Lyn Simon Girvan
Meetup: ‘Agile Skills in a Digital World’ with Lyn & Simon Girvan

Lyn and Simon Girvan discuss Agile skills in a digital world and answer crowdsourced questions on th…

Uber Reteaming Meetup
Meetup: ‘Uber Reteaming’ with Stefan Aust

Uber reteaming – Stefan Aust Frequent reteaming has a negative impact to an organization. New team …

Agile manifesto meetup Chris Yardy Rich Freeman
Meetup: ‘Welcome to the launch of the Agile Mani-fresh-to!’ with Chris Yardy & Rich Freeman

Welcome to the launch of the Agile Mani-fresh-to! – Chris Yardy & Rich Freeman What changed in …

Creating Alignment and Autonomy

We know from Dan Pink’s work that high levels of autonomy are a powerful contributor to motivation. …

Meetup: ‘Bringing Leadership Agility to Agile’ with Bill Joiner

Join us for our next live Online event, this time hosting Bill Joiner – author of Leadership Agility…

There Are Sabre-Toothed Tigers in Your Office

An ancient part of our brains that existed to keep us alive in a world of danger has evolved. But ra…

The SCARF Model – How it affects agile teams

In the previous article ‘There Are Sabre-Toothed Tigers In Your Office‘, we discussed ho…

Meetup: ‘Agile People Leadership’ with Pia-Maria Thorén

—Overview of the event— Agile People Coach – An alternative career for HR and Managers in the F…

Agile Coaching Capability

I’m a bit of a rugby fan and often find myself wanting to run out with the lads, moving through the …

Leading SAFe ® – Certified SAFe ® Agilist – Scaled Agile Framework for Enterprise

During this two-day course, attendees gain the knowledge necessary to lead a Lean-Agile enterprise b…

Meetup: ‘Personal Agility’ with Maria Matarelli

Join us for our next live Online event, this time hosting Maria Matarelli – co-founder of the Agile …

Innovation
Innovation versus Protectionism

The last time we suffered a global pandemic that brought the world to its knees was in 1918. A littl…

I’m in a Theory X Team, Get Me Out Of Here!

For 20 years, ITV’s “I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here” has been a staple of the UK pre-Christmas …

Meetup: ‘Better Value Sooner Safer Happier: Antipatterns & Patterns for Business Agility’ with Jon Smart

Jon Smart shared details about his new book "Safer Sooner Happier: Antipatterns and Patterns for Bus…

Leading SAFe – Certified SAFe Agilist

During this two-day course, attendees gain the knowledge necessary to lead a Lean-Agile enterprise b…

Where did you get that hat?

In my previous blog post, “Where are all the managers in Agile?”, I discussed why agile doesn’t need…

Meetup: ‘Agile Hardware’ with Joe Justice

The speed of New Product Development and New Product Introduction is related to the agile management…

Meetup: ‘Untapped Agility – Leadership Moves to Transform Your Transformation’ with Jesse Fewell

Untapped Agility, seven leadership moves to take your Transformation to the next level, with Jesse F…

Meetup: ‘Manege or menage?’ with Dave Snowden

Join us for our next live Online event, this time hosting Dave Snowden – CSO & Founder of Cognit…

Where are all the managers in Agile?

The heart of agile is described in the few words of the Agile Manifesto and its accompanying princip…

Bring rigour to your thinking

“Belief is so often the death of reason” – Lord Varys, Master of Whisperers – Game of Thrones …

Meetup: ‘Leadership is about uncertainty by default’ with Sohrab Salimi

Join us for our third live Online event, this time hosting Sohrab Salimi – Vice Chair of the Board o…

Meetup: ‘How to Build a new Government Department from the ground up’ with Shaun Cooney

Agile Centre hosted the Business Agility and Leadership Meeetup with Shaun Cooney – current Head of …

Why did we create Agile Centre?

Watch Jon Spruce, Karim Harbott and John McFadyen discuss the origins of creating Agile Centre: brin…

Covid Hack – Intention Versus Strategy

Small, cross-functional teams working closely together to frequently and consistently deliver featur…

The History of Hierarchies

For 95 percent of the 200,000 years modern humans have walked the earth, there was no such thing as …

Covid Hack – Resilient versus Robust

Many of the corporations we work with are inherently designed to be robust. A concept that permeates…

Meetup: ‘Agile Enhancing Culture & Delivering Organisational Change’ with Perry Timms

For this Live Online event, we hosted the renowned global speaker, Perry Timms. Perry is passionate …

Agile Centre Webinar: “Pivoting in a pandemic” by Jon Spruce

Jon Spruce takes part in the Oliver Bernard Meet-up for Agile.London with a talk titled 'Pivoting i…

Covid Hacks – Hiring

In a recent Zoom session with Laura Howie, CEO of Reel Media Africa, we chatted about the importance…

Management versus Leadership

5 Weeks ago, our revenue streams dried up, literally overnight. The Covid-19 fairy waltzed in the fr…

Our Client Experiences – Testimonials for Agile Centre

We have pulled together a film of our client's experiences working with Agile Centre and how our str…

The Coaching Imposter #2

When I last posted something, before life changed significantly for all of us, I was coming to terms…

Customers and Developers in the same room. WTF?

At the turn of the 20th Century, the father of modern Business Management – Frederick Winslow …

The Business Agility Canvas

True success in large-scale change initiatives is a rare thing. A McKinsey study found that over 70 …

Assessing Scrum Masters with our Capability Model

In the past year, we’ve left the EU, stared down a legislative dismantling of the independent contra…

First they ignore you

‘How do I get the senior leadership team to buy into Agile?’ is a question I’m often asked. It’s a g…

We didn’t do anything wrong

‘We didn’t do anything wrong, but somehow, we lost.’ – CEO of Nokia There’s a moment where the CEO o…

Building bridges amidst disruption

The Case for Business Agility As an Agile coach, consultant and trainer, I pretty much live in a wor…

Coronavirus and The Corner Shop – A Portrait of Agility?

If ever one wanted the ultimate portrait of a VUCA world – volatile, uncertain, complex, and a…

Exploring & Exploiting: Striking the Right Balance

In 1913, Henry Ford implemented one of the greatest innovations ever seen in manufacturing: the movi…

Agile Bootcamp #4 – Using Story Mapping to Teach Agile

User Story Mapping is a great technique to help teams explore their product scope and plan how they …

Agile Bootcamp #2 – Behind The Scenes at an Agile Bootcamp

The bootcamp is planned, the travel arrangements made and suitcases packed. Now, the hard work start…

The opportunity of IR35 for organisations and start-ups

The recent announcement from HMRC that IR35 and Off-Payroll Tax would come into effect on the 6th of…

Meteors, VUCA, and Business Agility

Once upon a time, two-ton wombats lumbered across the Australian Outback. Around the same time, sabr…

How Agile Centre works differently

Agile Centre Managing Partner John McFadyen walks us through 'How Agile Centre works differently' to…

How Agile Centre works differently

Agile Centre Managing Partner John McFadyen walks us through 'How Agile Centre works differently' to…

Dont blame people fix the system
Don’t Blame People, Fix The System

If you've ever been responsible and accountable for a project yet have no control of the systems and…

The 6 Enablers of Business Agility

  When I first started my journey as a Scrum Master, I devoured books on how Scrum worked. I le…

Agile Project Management

To say the words ‘Agile Project Management’ in front of Agile purists falls somewhere in the spectru…

What is Project Management?

Project Management, as both a profession and specialised discipline, is relatively young. From the d…

Don’t look back in anger

Continuous improvement is a core agile principle. The retrospective is an important event in all agi…

Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration

by Ed Catmull Creativity, Inc. is a book for managers who want to lead their employees to new height…

The Innovator’s Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail

by Clayton Christensen In this book, Clayton Christensen explains why most companies miss out on new…

Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone To Take Action

by Simon Sinek Start with Why analyses leaders like Martin Luther King Jr and Steve Jobs and discove…

Strategize: Product Strategy and Product Roadmap Practices for the Digital Age

by Roman Pichler Comprehensive and insightful, this book will enable you to make the right strategic…

Big Book of Virtual Teambuilding Games

by Mary Scannell, Michael Abrams & Mike Mulvihill The Big Book of Virtual Team-Building Games is…

Wisdom of Teams

by Jon Katzenbach This book thoroughly explores the remarkable benefits of teams at all levels of th…

Gamestorming: A Playbook for Innovators, Rulebreakers, and Changemakers

by Dave Gray, Sunni Brown & James Macanufo This book includes more than 80 games to help you bre…

Leadership Team Coaching: Developing Collective Transformational Leadership

by Peter Hawkins <!– –> This book brings together the latest research in leadershi…

Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World

by General Stanley McChrystal In this book, General Stanley McChrystal shows how any organization ca…

Leading Teams: Setting the Stage for Great Performances

by J. Richard Hackman This book offers a practical framework that leaders can use to muster personal…

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable

by Patrick M Lencioni This book covers five dysfunctions which go to the very heart of why teams eve…

Facilitator’s Guide to Participatory Decision-Making

by Sam Kaner You’ve been asked to run a training session, workshop or meeting. What you need now is …

How to Run a Great Workshop: The Complete Guide to Designing and Running Brilliant Workshops and Meetings

by Nikki Highmore Sims You’ve been asked to run a training session, workshop or meeting. What you ne…

Fifty Quick Ideas To Improve Your Retrospectives

by Tom Roden & Ben Williams This book is for anyone who undertakes continuous improvement of any…

Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great

by Esther Derby & Diana Larsen In this book, Derby and Larsen show you the tools, tricks, and ti…

Agile Retrospective Kickstarter

by Alexey Krivitsky Retrospective Cheat Sheet lets you create numerous unique agendas for your retro…

Collaboration Explained: Facilitation Skills for Software Project Leaders

by Jean Tabaka Collaboration Explained is the first book to bring together proven, start-to-finish t…

Toyota Production System: Beyond Large-Scale Production

by Taiichi Ohno In this classic text, Taiichi Ohno–inventor of the Toyota Production System an…

Actionable Agile Metrics For Predictability: An Introduction

by Daniel S Vacanti Actionable Agile Metrics for Predictability represents the definitive guide to u…

Lean-Agile Software Development: Achieving Enterprise Agility

by Alan Shalloway In this book, three expert Lean software consultants draw from their unparalleled …

Large-Scale Scrum: More with LeSS

by Craig Larman & Bas Vodde Rather than asking, “How can we do agile at scale in our big c…

The Human Side of Agile – How to Help Your Team Deliver

by Gil Broza If you’re a ScrumMaster, project manager, delivery lead, or manager — or you aspire to …

Ethics and morals

Anyone whose profession involves advising others needs to be concerned about ethics. In a more gener…

Metaphor, Simile and Analogies

Communication in all its aspects is of vital importance to effective coaching. Getting the most out …

Body Language

As important as the spoken word is, body language may convey even more information than speech. As a…

The Trust Equation
The Trust Equation

Trust relationships are vital to the way we do business today. In fact, the level of trust present i…

Introducing Certified Agile Leadership® (CAL1)

Throughout my years as a Scrum Master, Agile Coach and Scrum trainer, there has been a common and pe…

Enterprise Scrum as a Language of Options – Scrum Event

Last night I had the pleasure of meeting the folk at Scrum Event and delivering a talk on Enterprise…

Active Listening

Active listening is a communication technique that requires the listener to feed back what he or she…

Levels of Listening

For a coach, there can surely be few skills more important than listening. Hearing what your client …

The GROW Model Explained

The GROW model is a solid, time-tested coaching tool that can help coaches ensure efficient results …

What do Agile and Electricity have in Common?

In February, it will be 17 years since the writing of the Agile Manifesto. Much was, and still is, p…

The Responsibility Process® in Action

Recently I was lucky enough to spend a couple of days with Christopher Avery renewing my practice of…

Scaling Scrum: Enterprise Scrum Compared with Other Leading Scaling Approaches

Scaling Scrum: Enterprise Scrum Compared with Other Leading Scaling Approaches from Simon Roberts

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