Leadership for Business Agility

As 2019 begins many of us reflect on our past, and set new goals for the future. 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.…

Agile Ambassador

Following years of supporting the spread of agile knowledge and mindset to support your business develop and grow, earlier this year I was formally approached to become an International Ambassador for the Agile Business Consortium. You can find out more about the skills I bring to this role, where the consortium highlight the skills and…

Agile Training by bike

IT-Howzat relocates

Lots has been happening in the world of IT-Howzat over the last 6 months, including relocating the business to Ayrshire in South West Scotland. Originally from this area Jude was keen to develop closer ties with businesses across central belt Scotland whilst having great transport links to ensure ongoing support across the UK and Ireland.…

Agile Portfolios

Agile isn’t just all about teams – but why bother at a business portfolio level? Agile Business Consortium have recently launched some guidance on Agile Portfolios and held a webinar today talking about some of the key concepts. The below sketchnote summarises some of the ideas, and you’ll be able to watch a recording of…

User Persona

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 to capture a range of potential users for a digital service that is being developed.…

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That’s Not How we do it Round Here

I’ve long been a fan of John Kotter and his great change fable, My Iceberg is Melting. Today I was listening to a Change Management webinar hosted by APMG, and delivered by Cath Conway and Julie Dungate on That’s Not How we do it Round Here – his new book, also written using a story…

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Options for Agile Training

June’s Agile North East meetup was all about training. The prime topics I covered related to AgilePM and Prince2Agile, but I’ve got some references to the Scrum based training options covered by Jon and Alistair in their presentations. If you’d like to find out more about any of the options for agile training discussed then…

Agile – it’s a mindset and a journey

These days there are a whole range of agile frameworks and approaches, many of which try to convince you that there way is the only way. This is simply not true. Whilst we offer accredited training, we also support organisations through consultancy and bespoke training which enables us to work with you to support you…