Sharing our consultant's learning - April 2018

by Brendon Livingstone on 26/04/2018 10:00

We often are asked about the roles of Project Manager and Scrum Master for Agile projects. Are they both needed? What are the boundaries? Should they be combined?

So, last month Equinox IT Principal Consultant Carl Weller deliver the 'Agile leadership roles - let's clear up the confusion between PM & Scrum Master' presentation twice for some of our clients. Carl identified that there can be a role for both Project Managers and Scrum Masters on many Agile initiatives...

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Why you need a damn good Product Owner for your Agile project

by Valerie Rowe on 23/04/2018 01:00

One of the problems we hear a lot is "it is difficult to get business involvement in our IT project". While this is a problem for any project it is particularly difficult for Agile projects that rely on a fast cycle feedback loops with the business to prioritise work and ensure the project delivers maximum value to the business. Having insufficient business involvement in an Agile project erodes all four core Agile values - individuals and interactions, working software, customer collaboration and responding to change.

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Sharing our consultant's learning - March 2018

by Brendon Livingstone on 29/03/2018 10:00

A couple of weeks ago we hosted a fascinating executive event where Simon Bennett presented on 'Why the Responsibility Process® is the key to succeeding with Agile'. He concluded that when organisations adopt Agile, either top down or bottom up, it often doesn't work because it is an 'outside in' approach of people trying to control other people. The alternative is 'inside out' where people change themselves. Simon positioned the Responsibility Process as an 'inside out' approach for achieving Agile with responsible individuals having responsible interactions.

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Carl Weller presents on Agile leadership roles - where do Project Managers and Scrum Masters fit?

by Brendon Livingstone on 28/03/2018 10:00

Agile projects can often be like a first dance lesson where everyone is treading on each other's toes. We often are asked at Equinox IT about the roles of Project Manager and Scrum Master for Agile projects. Are they both needed? What are the boundaries? Should they be combined?

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Simon Bennett presents on why the Responsibility Process® is key to Agile success

by Brendon Livingstone on 15/03/2018 02:30

Agile adoptions and transformations are very common in New Zealand organisations right now, but many find it hard to achieve the buy-in and culture change required to make Agile stick.

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