October 3, 2020
The Agile Confessional - Episode 1, Russ Lewis

What a priviledge to be the inaugral guest in Giles Lindsay's latest podcast adventure. We had great fun and it was a real blast! "Welcome to The Agile Confessional, a podcast that shares fun confessions from people who’ve spent a large part of their career working in the agile world. Hear the mistakes they made […]

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September 19, 2020
The Perfect Ten: Ep 5: Agility

Marilise de Villiers, host and author of Your Bullyproof Life, interviewed fellow coach, Andrea Darabos, and myself about Agilty. Specifically, what it mean in the workplace as one of 10 skills organisations need to develop to thrive.

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July 3, 2020
New Normal: FGS Panel Discussion

I joined FGS CEO, Peter Stroud and his guests discussing “the new normal”; James Hall, Global Storage Chief Technologist at HPE Frank Purcell, Operational Services Manager at Islington Council What you cant see is the wine-tasting that followed. Pete sent each of us a case of half-bottles of wine from Berry Bros. It was great.

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August 9, 2016
Manager Role for Enterprise Agility Agile 2016 conference

This session explores the top 10 “good practices” in good agile and good management that help medium and large organizations reach enterprise agility. See the video here: https://www.agilealliance.org/resources/sessions/the-manager-role-for-enterprise-agility-this-is-what-good-looks-like/ Abstract/Description If you follow Scrum, XP, or the scaled versions of the same, it’s difficult to see the point of managers in an agile workplace. Teams get […]

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May 5, 2014
Starting Lean/an Agile Enterprise

Starting Lean - Running an Agile EnterpriseMy talk based on Ash Maurya's book, Running Lean. Think of this as Lean Startup applied to an existing business, which is exactly what Eric Ries himself did. He wrote about that experience in his sequel The Startup Way which explores intraprenuership.

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The Future of Agile Leadership

Introduction The future of leadership is Agile There are many different types of leadership styles and not all work well in every situation. The most popular method, the "Command and Control" style which has been…

Business Agility Leadership Coaching (BALC) at HSBC

Business Agility Leadership Coaching (BALC) emerged as a consequence of asking leaders and managers across HSBC how they wanted to improve their agile leadership. Our proposed solution hit a sweet spot because we were 100%…

What does focussing on culture mean to XYZ Consulting?

We have some mid-tier consultants in at the moment who are "focussing on culture." Since we don't separate culture from delivering value to customers, I asked what that meant in practice. Apparently: "A generic scheme…

Visualising Progress using the Stand-up Game

We had a (brief) discussion about tracking progress as a team. I reacted against Jira because a) I dislike the user interface as it's a collaboration killer, and b) we aren't a software development or…
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