As with any coaching, an agile coach has to think of the macro and the micro when working with their teams. This “systems” view of coaching can add a huge impact to any coaching being delivered. All it takes is for the coach to take a few minutes to observe, think and plan. Then the coach can…
I remember a time when a boss said to me, “I’ve been reading about Design Thinking, and from now on, we’re going to apply design thinking to how we do our work. ” I thought, “Oh no, he’s read another blog entry and he’s going to start micro-managing the design team. ” So I immediately called up my…
Webinar: Implementing DevOps
In this webinar, SoftEd's Colin Garlick covers how DevOps can help speed up delivery without sacrificing quality and reliability. Watch the webinar above.
I was talking about mistakes in my last post and I said I might look at bad decisions.  Thinking about thinkingI have made bad decisions because I did not wait to find out more information, but I have also gone off to find more information, only to regret not making the decision early. Oh dear, it…
In a time of constant change; changing market conditions, changing customer expectations and new and emerging technologies, organisations need to be continuously transforming and adapting to keep up with the rate of change. For both organisations and individuals to thrive in a world of digital…
As the DevOps movement gains more and more momentum in the enterprise world, there seems to be even more confusion about the relationship between agile and DevOps, with some thinking that they are completely different and opposing ideas. What is more important is what they have in common and how…
Whiteboard session: Getting started with Agile
What do you need to know before embarking on an agile journey? SoftEd’s Andy van der Gugten explains why you need a have a clear vision and success criteria for measuring progress.  Watch the video above.
Webinar: Practical Design Thinking and UX
In this webinar, senior service design consultant, Matt Wallens and experience designer, Garren DiPasquale explain what design thinking is, how it intersects with user experience design and how you can leverage both to innovate your products and services and develop solutions that your customer…
I am an agile guy now so I believe in things like psychological safety, “safe to fail” and trusting people. Just like all agile coaches, I am a nice guy and I believe everyone else is too. So I let people try new things, they make mistakes and we are pretty happy about it all since we know mistake…
Whiteboard session: 5 tips for meeting facilitation
How can you maximise your meetings? SoftEd's Jim Simmons provides five tips for more productive (and enjoyable) meetings.  Watch the video above.
You can apply mistake proofing to a user story in an agile project or to anything you want, but the approach described here comes from old-school process modelling:1. Start with something to analyse – such as a value stream map or process model. 2. Assess who is involved in the process – who doe…
Whiteboard session: Burn-up and burn-down charts
Burn down and burn up charts show how quickly you and your team are burning through your customer's user stories. SoftEd's Jim Simmons provides an overview of how you can use these tools to track your delivery cadence.  Watch the video above.


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