Interview: Michael Sahota on Agile leadership and high performance organisations

by Jasmin Wilkins on 21/11/2017 09:00

Last month I attended the Wellington Certified Agile Leadership (CAL1) course delivered by Toronto-based Certified Enterprise Coach Michael Sahota and hosted by Equinox IT.

It was a two day journey into the leadership difference between 'doing Agile' and 'being Agile', and a discussion about the conditions needed to ‘be Agile’. Michael took us through his high performance playbook, with a focus on the importance of leadership, culture and change in success – and an exploration of why telling teams to "go do Agile" doesn’t result in the high performance teams we need in our organisations.

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Michael Sahota presents on delivering a high performance Agile organisation

by Brendon Livingstone on 19/10/2017 10:30

Many New Zealand organisations are talking about Agile and using Agile, often on specific projects and in specific areas. But how many can truly say they have embraced Agile right into the heart of their culture and leadership to deliver a high performance Agile organisation?

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Setting up a new VSTS project

by Adam Knight on 29/08/2017 10:00

This article is republished from my original Setting up a new VSTS project post on fantail.io.

Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) is an Application Lifecycle Management tool - it handles the whole lifecycle of software development from idea to requirements, planning, development, code reviews, build and release. It is designed to support your team no matter what methodologies or languages you use. While most users pay for a license or use their MSDN subscriptions to log in, Microsoft make VSTS freely available for teams of up to 5 users. I am going to use my free account to plan and develop a new project, and share some tips along the way.

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Chris Nikitas and his 'Certified Agile Leadership' London experience

by Brendon Livingstone on 24/02/2017 11:00

On 19-20 April we will be delivering a one-off certification course in Auckland - Certified Agile Leadership, with international trainer and Certified Enterprise Coach Michael Sahota.

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Building the digital backbone for transformation

by Ray Cooke on 29/07/2016 10:00

Your organisation may be looking to go through digital transformation. And by digital transformation I’m not talking about a routine project to automate a current manual process, but fundamental change to the way you deliver value to your customers or community through disruptive technologies such as social, mobile, analytics, cloud and internet of things (SMACIT).

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