Seeding and maturing agility in large enterprises

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

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

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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Product Owners… Servant leaders! our first line of defence.



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

Being human, taking Open Source, Agile and Cloud beyond tech! at Drupal Europe

Privileged to be given the opportunity by organisers at Drupal Europe to share Peace Through Prosperity‘s journey with the Drupal community. Thank you! This was the third rendition of this talk since 2015, and in this time our charity, our work, progress of our beneficiaries and our learnings from it have come a long way. Continue reading