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Characteristics of a Change Approach with Examples

Context In our previous article, we introduced the synergies between change management and Agile, and discussed how looking after the “people” side of change is important in creating sustainable change.  We discussed the need for change to remain relevant in today’s market, by putting the customer at the heart of …

How to Develop a Growth Strategy for your Business – Melissa Frerk – Sketchnotes by Zhi Lee

How to Develop a Growth Strategy for your Business – Melissa Frerk – Sketchnotes by Zhi Lee

I attended a workshop as part of the ANZ Business Startup Series. Thank you Melissa Frerk for sharing your insights and experience with us today.  It was great to connect with like-minded business owners who want to do good things for their customers. These are the tips that I learn …

The Role of Change Management in an Agile Transformation

The Role of Change Management in an Agile Transformation

The Agile Explosion The recent explosion of interest in Agile from organisations outside the technology sector indicates a shift in thinking. There is increasing recognition that, to remain relevant in today’s fast-paced, fluid and competitive business environment, it’s no longer enough for organisations to keep pace with change, they need …

The Power of Deliberate Creative Teams [Sketchnote Video]

Amy and Zhi recently connected on LinkedIn, and she shared her TEDx talk given the overlapping nature of their work.  In return, Zhi made a sketchnote video, with a little surprise at the end. Sketchnote Video Here’s a sketchnote video of Dr. Amy Climer’s TEDx talk, with references to other …

What is Enterprise Agility

What is Enterprise Agility

Background about the Poster I’ve been sharpening my visual thinking and facilitation skills over the past few months.  Recently, I was lucky to attend a Bikablo course in Auckland taught by Visual Friends. The last part of the 2 day course was a practical poster creation whereby we had 2 …

Brainwriting with an Ideation Template

Brainwriting with an Ideation Template

The Problem with Brainstorming How many times have you entered a brainstorm where everyone tries to talk over each other?  Or someone’s over-dominating the conversation and noone else gets a chance to air their views? Brainwriting as an Alternative to Brainstorming Consider using this brainwriting technique (as opposed to “brainstorming”). …

10 Daily Scrum Ideas – Different Questions to Ask

10 Daily Scrum Ideas – Different Questions to Ask

What is the Daily Scrum? The Daily Scrum is a 10-15 daily meeting. It is attended by the Scrum Master, Product Owner, and members of the Team.  Others are also welcome. What Questions are Asked? Three Questions are asked of each Team member What did I do yesterday? What will …

A Useful Sprint Review Format

A Useful Sprint Review Format

What is a Sprint Review? A Sprint Review is a short (0.5 – 1 hour) meeting at the end of a sprint. It speaks to the questions of: What value have we delivered? What feedback do our stakeholders have? What’s coming up? Why is a Good Structure Needed? Because people …

Why Use Story Points for Estimating

Why Use Story Points for Estimating

The Backstory At a recent sprint planning session with a new Agile team, one of our team members asked why wouldn’t we use time estimates, as opposed to story points?   The answer is they serve different purposes.  Story points aren’t time estimates.  They are actually relative measures of complexity between …