Last month I was at DrupalJam XL for a second consecutive year. Thank you for having me folks! as always visiting .NL is an adventure!
For many years at Cons and Camps my topic has revolved around agile lead social transformation and recalibrating our #GiveBack, and thank you again for giving me numerous opportunities to share my raison d’etre i.e. Peace Through Prosperity.
However this year I wanted to recalibrate my own giveback to the community by sharing what I have and continue to learn about seeding and maturing agility in large enterprises across telco’s, media, retail, pharmaceuticals and healthcare. Hope my musings provide you with some food for thought! Continue reading →
Scrum advocates our Scrum Master’s are the shield for the team, I have lived with that for many years… But for the past few I’ve been advocating a slightly different approach. Sure Scrum Masters are the shield, however if it comes to that our problems have already come too close! The Uruk-hai are already at the Gates of Hornburg! We need them dealt with further upstream! The defence of the team (including the Product owner and Scrum Master)… specially high performing teams I’ve worked with starts with the Product Owner! Continue reading →
This is the second rendition of this topic within the Drupal Community, the first time I shared my experiences and journey in this context was at Drupal Camp Sofia, in Bulgaria in 2015. In many respects this is quite a circle for me, I have fond memories of attending a Drupal meet-up in Utrecht (long way from home in Kent!) in 2012, receiving a very warm welcome by the local community at OneShoe’s very eclectic offices and meeting the personality that is Michel.Continue reading →
2017 was epic, turbulent, encouraging, phenomenal, hard, exciting, exploratory, reflective, transformative, fulfilling and a successful year for Peace Through Prosperity. Thanks to its incredible team, ambassadors and supporters. Thank you all.
2017 by numbers
9 month engagement in 11 marginalised areas of Karachi, Pakistan
304 male beneficiaries completed mini-MBA for micro-entrepreneurs
across 5 separate trades*
delivered average revenue growth: 10%
average profitability growth: 108%
and created 19 new jobs.
In real terms this translates to individual micro-entrepreneurs taking home an extra $142 per month. Their daily net (take home) income has grown from $4.4/day to $9.13/day. That’s not it! 19 unemployed individuals found jobs created by the growth experienced by the micro-entrepreneurs. An individual micro-entrepreneur and their immediate family benefited for sure, and so did their local community.Continue reading →