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Start Where You Are Now

Start Where You Are Now

Stop. Wait a minute.

Before jumping into solutions, we need to take the time to analyse the problem we’re trying to solve. I’ve worked with companies who wanted to improve their communication, so bought a communication tool; they wanted to improve the …

What Is Innovation and How Do You Achieve it?

What Is Innovation and How Do You Achieve it?

Several years ago, I was asked this question during a job interview and it completely caught me off-guard. Innovation is a word that is used a lot, especially in the tech sector, and I thought I knew what it was until I struggled to verbalise it.

Back then, I described …

What Is Good Culture Anyway?

What Is Good Culture Anyway?

A strong and positive workplace culture. Something every business wants to have, but what do we mean by it?

Oddly enough, in my searching, I’ve not found a satisfactory definition of “good culture”. So I’ve decided to come up with my own:

The …

How can I Prioritise and Tackle Bugs?

How can I Prioritise and Tackle Bugs?

Many software teams struggle with knowing how and when to handle those inevitable bugs. Whilst your company might have different terms including bugs, defects, incidents, issues, errors, faults etc., they all come down to something that is preventing the user from carrying …

Agile vs. agile

Agile vs. agile

What’s the difference between “Agile” as an approach to delivering products or services to customers, vs. “agile” as an adjective, defined as being able to move quickly and easily?

While it’s true that the iterative approach to software …

The Hidden Costs of Training

The Hidden Costs of Training

Let’s talk a little about progress. You’ve probably heard the famous quote from the 1970s:

Now we all know how wrong this quote now is, but let’s actually look at the progress that has been made over the last 50 years.

Back in 1970, an IBM mainframe …

What skills does an Agile Coach need?

What skills does an Agile Coach need?

Whether you’re looking to become an Agile Coach or want to improve how you help the people you work with, there are a number of skills you’ll need.

To identify the skills, we first need to revisit what an Agile Coach is. Most of what you find online defines the …