Webinar: Implementing DevOps
Do you need to get solutions and new features into the hands of your users quickly without compromising on quality? While Agile helps us build quality solutions quickly, it stops short of delivering that value to our users.  DevOps expands on Agile, providing the practices and techniques that are…
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.
At a recent Project Management Institute New Zealand Chapter (PMINZ) event, author, trainer, and SoftEd director, Iain Fraser spoke about the need for increased organisational agility. Fraser's talk, Five Steps Toward Increased Organisational Agility explored why organisations of the future need to…
A high-performing team is your most powerful weapon against poor quality products and a negative work environment. But the team is only as strong as the leaders that build and support them. So, what is the secret to building a high-performing team?In 2012, Google researchers embarked on a quest to…


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