Why I Fell in Love With Scrum

On an early weekend morning I found myself going back to my origins in Scrum and watching this video where I finally could prove that Jeff Sutherland was inspired in his service days…anyone who wants to really understand the origins of Scrum should watch this..  

Have You Signed The Agile Manifesto Yet?

I was recently reminded of the vast commercialisation of Agile that is burgeoning amongst us.  At a recent keynote one of the first lines spoken sent a shiver down my spine.  Quite useful actually as the room was very hot 🙂 “Agile is not about software.  It’s about change.” 

Scrum Values and The Duality of Openness

The best weapon of a dictatorship is secrecy, but the best weapon of a democracy should be the weapon of openness.    Niels Bohr    Openness is synonymous with transparency, and this requires candid and frank communication.  The most important word in the previous sentence is communication – if this isn’t happening then openness is simply impossible.   […]

What is Agile Coaching?

All too often people forget what was learned in a training session or struggle to apply what they have learned to real-life.  Coaching enhances and extends training by helping people to understand what they have learned and how they can leverage it to their advantage in a real-life situation.  Coaches work closely with you and your […]

Scrum Values and The Tale of the Cowardly Cow

Today I was self-respecting – as I often do towards the end of an engagement – and found myself looking for inspirational quotes around opportunity..of which plenty abounds in India.  As I considered everything I happened upon in the last six months, both professional and personal, I realise that I have been lacking in something. […]

Agile Ah-ha’s

I spend as much of my time reading and investigating the coaching side of my business, as I do in keeping up-to-date with Agile.  I also spend a considerable amount of time learning about psychology, anthropologies and general management theory..and all of the above play an integral role in shaping how I chose to interact […]

Agile Principles in Practice @ Scrum Bangalore

Thanks to Isense Prowareness for another fabulous Scrum meetup. It seems that Scrum and Agile continue to grow exponentially here in India, I could swear the crowd doubled from the last meetup!    For those of you in Bangalore it’s worthwhile signing up to come along – lunch is even provided! This time I was […]