Female entrepreneurs leading by example with double digit growth in revenues and profitability!

Back in March 2019 the Peace Through Prosperity team completed their mini-MBA program with 31 female micro-entrepreneurs from Ibrahim Hyderi, Karachi.

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In April and May 2019 the team and participants regrouped in workshops exchanging experiences since the classes, application of learnings, sharing successes and crowd sourcing options for challenges they have been facing post intervention. Continue reading

Agile social transformation – 2018 retrospective

Ladies, gentlemen, pirates and Jedis, long over due post on Peace Through Prosperity’s 2018 retrospective! #MyBad

Closing another year was as ever rewarding! eight years on, Peace Through Prosperity has facilitated 700+ individuals, their families (4550 people) and community (with jobs created) to jumpstart their desired narrative for change. One built by their own hands not through handouts. Giving multiple marginalised communities the choice to reject extremist narratives and create their own narratives of social transformation. Continue reading

What makes a great product owner?

There are books, podcasts, talks, conferences and careers built on this topic! 

When it comes to succinct guides there is what frameworks suggest and then there is what is advocated based on experience! This post is my musing on the latter. 

It is not meant to take anything away from what Agile frameworks state instead is meant to compliment the view frameworks have of the role and its responsibilities, here’s what the Scrum guide states (I am a huge fan of the Scrum framework for it’s simplicity).

The super succinct version is; a Product Owner is a Pirate Captain! Outside the enterprise we known them as entrepreneurs, within an enterprise we have come to know them as intrapreneurs… or a slight twist to Tendayi Viki‘s words… A Pirate In the navy.

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Applying Agile principles and values to transform society

A huge thank you to organisers and delegates at Drupal Camp Belgium for having me over and for the privilege of their platform to advocate for Peace Through Prosperity.

This was my fourth session at a camp in Belgium over the years! the message remains the same and the audience just as receptive. #Thankyou

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Agile and peace building at Microsoft future decoded

A huge thank you to Microsoft for providing their stage at future decoded 2018 to create awareness for Peace Through Prosperity: An innovation lab for low cost, immediate impact social transformation programs that once validated are open sourced for others to use in alleviating poverty and improving livelihood security. Continue reading