Free help Feb

I’ve got space between clients this month. So if you know of any charities, non-profits, schools/colleges or maybe you are returning from maternity leave and feel the world of hashtag#agile hashtag#lean has passed you by for 12 months – if so get in touch and I’ll see if I can help you out. Ideally hashtag#Leeds…

Community of practice or practise being a community?

What happens if you want to share and enjoy your common interest but not improve? Dan Pink says mastery is a great driver, but what happens if you join a running club and just want to run. You know you are never going to do 10k in 40 minutes, and you know what, you are…

Kaizen, Kaikaku & Kakushin – what’s the difference?

Anyone who has been anywhere near a Lean consultant would have heard a few Japanese words thrown into the mix, mainly as they break up the normal tedious spiel. Well, now you will be able to explain to them the difference between Kazian and Kaikakiu. All 3 words are used in conjunction with the topics…

Hypothesis A3 Canvas

I’m a big fan of using A3 canvas and have used them with my clients for a long time. Over the past couple of years I’ve used hypothesis canvases with great results so this a quick guide to what they are and how to use them. My version is tweaked to a digital delivery bais…

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…

Future Facing Retrospective

Used this a few times with the teams I have coached. It’s a great step upĀ 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…