British Airways First Class review

Everyone at some point has wondered what its like to fly first class ….or maybe that’s just my shallow nature and hatred of been stuck behind a curtain with 100 other people fighting over the last bag of peanuts. Thankfully I’m in the fortunate position that I don’t fly economy anymore. So if you want…

Seat 3K – best seat ever on a flight?

This isn’t as stupid as it sounds. If you’re flying economy then you don’t care which seat you get. Maybe you want an aisle seat as you like having peoples arse’s at eye level when they walk to and from the toilet. If you’re flying business then maybe you want to select a forward facing…

SAFe 4.0 vs SAFe 4.5 – what is the difference?

So SAFe 4.0 has been with us since Jan 2016 and has been fighting it out with LeSS in enterprises all over the world ever since for the crown of scaling king. This week we got SAFe 4.5. So I’ll go through my first impressions of the changes. A more detailed post will come once…

Agile Manchester conference 2017

After the great line up in 2016 I was looking forward to speaking at this years event. My talk was based on my “Hello… I’m your project manager” talk that I did at Yorkshire Agile earlier in the year. I took feedback from that audience and made a few changes, mainly having a common thread…

Agile coaching books – my reading list

A selection of some of my agile coaching books. If I’ve missed any of your recommendations drop me a comment below and I’ll add it to my reading list. Drive – Dan Pink Paperback: 256 pages Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd; Main edition (13 Jan. 2011) Simon Sinek – Start With Why Paperback: 256 pages Publisher:…

Future Facing Retrospective

Used this a few times with the teams I have coached. It’s a great step up from the traditional retrospective – with the added bonus of making the teams think about potential pitfalls that lay in wait for them. I find this retro works best if you draw the picture out on a large whiteboard first…

Why triathlon is better than football

Yorkshire Agile’s annual lightening talk competition. A hotly contested event, this was my entry of “Why triathlon is better than football”. 8mins of ramblings and incoherent arguments. Enjoy!