Building borderless entrepreneurial ecosystem – Peace Through Prosperity and 9others – road to Yemen!

At Peace Through Prosperity we know firsthand the impact people-to-people support networks bring, having a trusted network is something no entrepreneur should be without.

With 9others we have been delivering these for micro-entrepreneurs in marginalised communities since 2014. Combined with our mini-MBA and coaching programmes for micro-entrepreneurs this additional level of support has become an invaluable compliment for beneficiaries we work with. Continue reading

Bookshelf

This is my Agility related bookshelf, I keep adding to it, if you find it of interest suggest you bookmark it or subscribe to be kept posted on additions to it.

Books

  1. Agile Manifesto #MustRead!
  2. Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great
  3. Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind #Seriously!
  4. Impact Mapping: Making a Big Impact with Software Products and Projects
  5. Reinventing Organizations: A Guide to Creating Organizations Inspired by the Next Stage in Human Consciousness
  6. The Scrum Guide
  7. Succeeding with Agile: Software Development Using Scrum
  8. User Story Mapping: Discover the Whole Story, Build the Right Product
  9. Agile Estimating and Planning
  10. Large-Scale Scrum: More with Less
  11. The People’s Scrum: Agile Ideas for Revolutionary Transformation
  12. Coaching Agile Teams: A Companion for ScrumMasters, Agile Coaches, and Project Managers in Transition
  13. The Coach’s Casebook: Mastering The Twelve Traits That Trap Us
  14. Kanban and Scrum – making the most of both
  15. Soft Systems Methodology in Action
  16. The Five Dysfunctions of a Team
  17. tools for thinking modelling in management science
  18. The winning mindset
  19. The Core Protocols: A Guide to Greatness

Talks and Vids:

Subscriptions:

The Agilist – online but the analogue version is money well spent and helps keep the non-profit funded!

Someday I’ll add my opinions on these titles, in the meantime If you’d like to discuss any of them over a good brew feel free to get in touch.

As for where I can add value… I am an entrepreneur turned intrapreneur turned agile coach! What I’ve achieved across multiple verticals is best reflected by feedback and recommendations from people I have worked with. You can view them here, and you can get in touch with me via LinkedIn.

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

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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

AgiliTea

Agile is a natural state of being – life evolved over time through inspection and adaption at a cellular level. We inspect and adapt on a daily basis when we make decisions; to take the motorway or to avoiding it, walk out with an umbrella or not! We use data and patterns we are familiar with to do so, that is agility. How we implement it using frameworks and tools to facilitate and compliment the thought process is agile.

I facilitate people and organisations to nurture an agile mindset that is geared towards responsiveness to change, through empirical experimentation. This is supported by the adoption of tools and processes to deliver value often, and to learn from the experience to continuously improve.

If you’d like to share a good brew and explore how we can work together, where I can facilitate you, your team(s) and organisation to seed and nurture an agile mindset please feel free to get in touch.

As for where I can add value… I am an entrepreneur turned intrapreneur turned agile coach! What I’ve achieved across multiple verticals is best reflected by feedback and recommendations from people I have worked with. You can view them here, and you can get in touch with me via LinkedIn.