Four free Agile resources that you should know about (but probably don’t!)

Free Agile Resources

There are lots of free Agile resources on the internet. However, not all information is created equal. Frankly, a lot of the stuff out there is just click-bait designed to get you to buy a product or service. But there are many good sources information out there. I’m going to assume that you’ve read the Agile Manifesto …

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How popular are Agile Certifications with employers?

Certifications can be a controversial topic. Get a bunch of Agile practitioners together, and if the topic should turn to certifications, then a heated debate often follows. Some folks love certifications and see much value in them. Others don’t think that they’re worth the paper they are written on. Regardless of your personal opinion about …

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The Rubber Chicken and other ways to get Agile meetings started on time

In a typical Agile or Scrum environment if there’s one thing that reduces productivity and efficiency, its people being late for meetings. Valuable minutes, which soon add up to hours and days, are lost while the team waits for the stragglers to arrive. Waste = bad Waiting is one of the sevens wastes of Muda, as categorized by Taiichi Ohno …

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Agile and The Black Swan

The Black Swan concept is based on an ancient saying which presumed black swans did not exist. People mistakenly thought that the fact that no-one had even seen a black swan, meant that they didn’t exist. (The saying was rewritten after black swans were discovered in the wild!) Nassim Nicholas Taleb popularized the term in his …

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Highlights from Scrum Australia 2016

Scrum Australia 2016 was a fantastic event. Hats off to the organizing committee for running the event in such a professional manner. Although there were a number of stand-outs, four highlights stood out in my mind. Steve Denning’s opening keynote Aattendees Buzz Bas Vodde’s closing keynote Steve Denning’s opening keynote Steve Denning, the well-known author …

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Inaugural Sydney Agile Coach meetup

A quick heads-up that an exciting new Agile meetup is starting next week in Sydney. The inaugural Sydney Agile Coach Meetup is taking place on Tuesday 3rd May. It’s already attracting some heavy-hitters which is not surprising as it’s being run by Peter Lee from Campaign Monitor and Marcio Sete from Elabor8 – two very knowledgeable guys. This should …

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