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20 Polite Ways To Say "No"

From speaking to many people, it seems that saying "no" is very hard for a lot of us. How can you say no without ruining a relationship?

Asking Permission vs. Inflicting Help

One of the most insightful people I know - Esther Derby - introduced a phrase to me a while ago that really resonated with me - "Inflicting help".

Beware of the White Knight

A ScrumMaster is a servant-leader and their responsibilities include ensuring the team is able to do what they need to do. They facilitate the Scrum process and also the team.

Blamestorming - Who's Accountable In Scrum?

One of the things about Scrum that many organisations find uncomfortable is the concept of accountability. Who do we hold accountable for this piece of work if things don't go well?

How To Use Coaching In An Agile Team

If you're looking to create a more self-organising, resilient and pro-active culture in your team or organisation, a coaching approach would be a useful tool to have in your leadership toolbox

Impostor Syndrome: You're Not The Only One

"Everyone else is better than me. I'm not as good as people think I am and I'm going to get found out" Do you ever feel like you're so close to being found out as an impostor? You're not the only one.

Simplicity in an Ever Increasingly Complicated World

Slides from Geoff's keynote talk at SUGSA Regional Scrum Gathering in Cape Town May 2021 on the topic of Simplicity

Ten Easy Ways to Make Your Agile Retrospectives Fun Again!

Re-energise your retrospectives! From changing the location, to introducing some play, to encouraging healthy conflict, these ten tips are easy to action and will bring some fun back into your retrosp

What is agile delivery?

Agile is generally shorthand for either agile software development, agile product development or agile project management.

What is agile leadership?

The new ORGANIC Leadership® framework supports leadership growth as a capability, rather than only seeing it as a personal responsibility of named leaders.

What is the ORGANIC agility® framework?

ORGANIC agility is an evolutionary approach to organisational agility and resilience that has been developed by working with hundreds of companies around the world.

What is the Organisational Scan™?

In order to discover the culture and processes that can lead you to becoming a more resilient organization, you need to start from an understanding of where you are right now.

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