Agile Forest

Find your path to agility with Renee Troughton

What if the characters from Game of Thrones happened to be Product Owners? How would their personas come to live in Agile teams? Let’s see how some of our favourite characters as Agile Product Owners. Arya Stark – Stick bad ideas with the pointy end This is a PO take on Arya’s statement “Stick em’ …

Continue reading

Effective Executive Sponsors for Agile are a rare breed. In the VersionOne 11th Annual State of Agile Report 2017 the importance of Executive Sponsors is highlighted both to the success of scaling Agile and to mitigate challenges.             This importance has grown dramatically over the last five years as Agile …

Continue reading

Welcome to the fourth blog in the Scaling Agile Tricks Series. So far we have covered The Leadership Cell, the Mitosis division of teams, and Pipeline management techniques. In this blog I will cover how to setup teams so that they deliver more efficiently. I am not the first person to talk about different types …

Continue reading

This is an interim blog post defining my thoughts whilst attending the five day Holacracy Practitioner Training in Philadelphia. I will probably repost my final thoughts or add some comments when I return back to Australia. So why do Holacracy Practitioner Training in the first place? It certainly wasn’t because I had client that had …

Continue reading

There is a world of misinformation out there about Agile. Even I have probably created some misinformation once or twice (not deliberately). There is probably too much wrong to fix, but I saw a tweet recently that I wanted to tackle. It was originally linking to the Segue Technologies blog: http://www.seguetech.com/blog/2015/11/03/waterfall-vs-agile-infographic Naturally some people in the …

Continue reading

When I was in Washington for the Agile Alliance 2015 conference I met up with Craig Smith and Christopher Avery for a podcast (unfortunately for me half way through). It was my first real introduction to the Leadership Gift and Responsibility Model. I had heard Craig talk to about the Leadership Gift a few times …

Continue reading