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Lean & 5S

Struggling to organise your workspace? Struggling to find electronic information from all your multiple sources? It could be time to carry out a 5S workshop to see how you can make this more efficient. This talk includes taking part in a w…

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Momentum

Momentum

Finding it challenging to keep on going? This session explores some common challenges to our momentum, and introduces 3Ms HELP to help improve our momentum. This free to view session is available on demand to all who register. There is also a fre…

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Leadership & Culture

Culture

Is it “Just the way we do things here”? Let’s consider what can influence our culture and how we can improve it. This free to view session is available on demand to all who register. …

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Remote Leadership

Remote Leadership

Key tips to support your teams and organisation with remote leadership. This free to view session is available on demand to all who register. …

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homeworking

10 Tips for Remote Working

For many the next few weeks and months will bring an increase to remote or home working. This may be an expansion of a practise that you’ve done 1 or 2 days a week or month, or it may be a totally new experience. In my current role, whilst face-t…

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Agile coaching road bike

Keep Agile – Keep Cycling

Coming soon (April 2020) I’ll be a speaker at the Agile Business Consortium event taking place in Glasgow. Free event for members – however non-members can also come along for the evening for a small fee. It’s great to support them as they run…

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icAgile roadmap

ICAgile’s Agile Projects & Delivery Management

There are many different training and certification bodies who provide development opportunities to individuals and organisations. One of these is ICAgile, who unlike many of the other organisations, take a wide view of agile and have developed a se…

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To improve your team – first work on yourself

Help your team’s performance by allowing yourself to consider if you are part of their problem. Reflect on yourself. Think about both your internal and external self-awareness of a particular situation. Then make a change to try and improve yourself…

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Agile Leadership

Leadership for Business Agility

As leaders we would do well to consider the 9 principles that support the agile leadership of our organisations. These were developed by the Agile Business Consortium, as part of their suite of white papers on Business Agility. You can read it direc…

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Agile Ambassador

Following years of supporting the spread of agile knowledge and mindset to support your business develop and grow, earlier this year (2018) I was formally approached to become an International Ambassador for the Agile Business Consortium. If you’re i…

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User Persona template

Digital Services need Users

Developing digital services using agile approaches need to team to consider the users (and indeed the non-users) of the service being developed. I’ve been doing some work recently with a client and the Agile Business Consortium that means we’ll need …

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Project Approach Questionaire

Agile approach – consider risks

As part of adopting an agile approach to delivering your projects there are going to be a new set of risks which your organisation will face which need to be overcome. To support this the Agile Project Management (AgilePM) approach uses their Project…

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Scrum Overview

Scrum Framework Poster

Implementing Scrum? Free Scrum Framework poster available to download. You are free to download, print and share this image, however please include a reference to IT-Howzat as the source of the poster. ITH Scrum Framework Many lean and agile approac…

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It’s New Year – time for a Retrospecitve

The 1st of January each year brings a flurry of new years resolutions – which have often fallen by the wayside by the 2nd of January! Rather than picking an unrealistic resolution, I prefer to follow a retrospective style review. At this time of yea…

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Agile Business

Agile Business Conference announcement

This week I was lucky enough to attend the Agile Business Conference held in London where an important announcement was made about the DSDM Consortium. Building on their successes over the last 20 years in delivering support for IT projects, the DSD…

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Agile PMO Edinburgh

Introduction to an Agile PMO

I recently ran a session for PMO Flashmob in Edinburgh on “The Agile PMO”. The session introduced the group to some styles of working and skills that as PMO staff can gain to enable them to help create more agility into their organisations. The sessi…

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Maasia Camp

Adapting to a changing environment

During a recent trip to Kenya, I encountered a range of environments and situations which highlight how adapting to changing environments can help you survive. One example was Leonard, a Maasai whom I met, whilst staying the night at his bushcamp nea…

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Workshops in action

Workshops are a great way to get different groups together to discuss and agree a way forward for a particular objective. One such workshop that I recently attended as a Project Consultant was a Big Team Retrospective held by Your Homes Newcastle. Th…

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Crocodile

Crocodiles, Agile & ITS Delivery

Jude wrote this article on behalf of Nicander which was published in the ITS (Intelligent Transport Systems) UK Magazine. To enable the delivery of ITS which meets the demands of clients and the end user, solutions are increasingly required which can…

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Adinkra Agile

African Adinkra Agile – Siamese Crocodiles

Continuing this series of articles where we are introduced to African Adinkra Agile which has helped me through many years of Project Delivery. It doesn’t matter what industry you work on, or which type of projects you are involved with this way of t…

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A Journey to Africa and back – African Adinkra Agile

During the early part of my career I spent a number of years living and working in Ghana, West Africa. Through this I gained a wealth of life experiences, many of which have been influential through my career. This series of articles will introduce y…

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Sankofa

Agile Retrospectives

As part of a recent project I drew the below Sketchnote to depict some of the key messages associated with running a retrospective. Retrospectives are a great way to review any piece of work that you’ve been involved with – indeed its a technique tha…

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Agile 4 SMEs

Using agile techniques to support business growth

A new video has been added into the resources section which introduces some of the agile techniques which apply across any business sector that can help a business grow. To find out more – watch the talk now. This talk was given to a mixed group o…

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Traffic InfraTech Article

Jude’s article about into how agile approaches can help in the development of Intelligent Transport Systems. was published this month in the Traffic Infra Tech magazine in India. You can download and read the article here. The article looks at aspec…

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Agile speedometer

Agile in Intelligent Transport Systems

Next week is the Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) World Congress taking place in Bordeaux, France. Unfortunately we won’t be there, however Jude, the founder of IT-Howzat, has had an article published on Agile Project Management in the current edi…

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Delivering Agility to your Programmes

Following the recent publication of the Agile Programme Management framework by the DSDM consortium, with associated accredited exams by APMG, I was interested to compare and contrast the framework with MSP (Managing Successful Programmes). MSP has …

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