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6 top tips for creating better leadership teams

Here are six simple, impactful, actions which I often start with when helping leaders, teams and individuals shift their cultures, build better products and outpace their competitors.
Walk the floor

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Three simple steps to make distributed teams work

Real life is about compromise
Designing an effective IT product delivery capability is a complex problem involving compromise. It will never match up to the perfect world described in the …

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What is Scrum?

When should I use Scrum?
When you want to deliver a product of known quality, have some predictability on upcoming work, and have people who can fulfil the three roles …

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Outcome based agile coaching

Quickly closing in on how the product team was working, we agreed that the correct focus was to help make product delivery effective again, because improvement in that area would …

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Kanban – when, where and how

When should I use Kanban?
In any situation where you want to manage a flow of work, whether for a team or as an individual and regardless of the nature …

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Product delivery style impacts your customers

 
Subway and Dominos are two popular fast food joints. They both have a reasonably similar product. They both target a similar kind of target customer. They are well known …

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Why business leaders need to embrace agility

As a sector, IT was late to the party when it came to adopting the Lean principles that came out of heavy industry in the 1950s. To make up for …

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Product development with BDD

What is required? – User Stories supported by Scenarios.
At the beginning of an agile product development or while discussing potential new features, discussions about what is required will take …

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Achieving business agility

Beginning in the software or product domain, there is a belief by some that a software team or organisation can attain 100% agility and become x% agile by a given …

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Simplicity

Just get Sam to do it
The simplest way to build software is to find one talented engineer and get them to devote all of their time to building the …

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Who makes a good Scrum master?

Organisation
The scrum master is an organiser. They don’t have to run ceremonies like planning sessions or daily stand-ups, but they need to make sure they both happen and happen …

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Agile fixed price contracts – can they work?

Fixed price, fixed scope contracts seem like a great idea if you have an idea for a new product and you want to limit your exposure to escalating costs. By …

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