Being a progressive agile leader

John Michaelides Agile coaching, Thought leadership

Progressive leaders exist to serve their people, not run them. High-performing agile teams need progressive leaders to nurture and support them if they’re going to excel and delight. How do you know if you’re a progressive leader – or if your leaders are? What qualities and principles do progressive leaders embody and follow? As Max de Pree said: “The first responsibility …

Six simple principles to see how agile your team is

John Michaelides Agile coaching, Thought leadership

There’s a growing realisation among leaders that just ‘doing’ agile brings no value. Instead, these leaders understand there’s more chance of prosperity when they’re actually ‘being’ agile – living the principles rather than cranking the handle. But as a leader, how do you know if your organisation is ‘being’ or ‘doing’? How do you know if you’re serving them effectively …

What makes an ideal scrum team?

Gemma Riddick Thought leadership

As Talent Acquisition for Agilesphere, I see a lot of CVs that highlight the experience of the individual, but not the softer, competency-based skills. This is the stuff that makes candidates stand out – things that are difficult to show on a CV. Over the past few weeks, I’ve put together the following thoughts on what makes a good scrum team from …