Category Agile

Talks

I’m new here … Slide Deck

This series of blog posts was inspired by a talk I recently gave. Upon request I thought it sensible to finish the series off with the slide deck. All the detail behind this is available in the five part blog post detailed below. Alternatively get in contact if you would like me to give the talk at […]

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I’m new here…

In a week (10th June) I will be speaking at Agile in a Bag, London, UK. I will talk about how we as scrum masters, team members and managers can help a new starter settle into a new team. It is a scary time for anyone joining a new team and probably a new job, […]

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I’m new here … Part 3 – Agile

Part 1 covered what you can do during the hiring process, and part 2 covered once you have hired someone but before they have started. This post does not cover a specific part of the new starter timeline, but instead looks at how you can use your existing processes to your advantage. Most teams have […]

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Scrum Buddies – My experience

During my first week at NewVoiceMedia I attended an Agile community of interest gathering. Fondly known as the Scrum Master ‘Stand up and Hoe Down’. During which one of our Agile coaches Helen introduced me to the concept of Scrum buddies. The idea is that we pair up as Scrum Masters, and attempt to keep […]

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Being Effective And Liked

I recently wrote a book as part of a hackathon. It was aimed at Scrum Masters.Within the book I wrote a chapter on the difficulty of being effective and liked at the same time. I would like to share that chapter with you. If you like it you can get the full book (with even better […]

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How a Hackathon ended in co-authoring a book

As I wrote about recently, I have moved to NewVoiceMedia as a Scrum Master. I made this move just in time for one of their three Hackathons each year. During the 2 day event employees are given the freedom to work on whatever sparks their interest. The only caveat is it must be in some way […]

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My Difficult Choice

Honestly, I had no idea how I would pick between two professions I love!