Delighted to have been part of this agile workspace article and guide to agile workspace design with Rhino Interiors Group, via Craig at : Agile Working: From Software Development to Workspace Design The agile workspace design concept has its roots in an approach to developing software. In the first article in our agile series, we answer where the agile term comes from, what it means today and how it’s changed our environment. What we mean by agile working and agile workspace design are two very different things, but the former has definitely influenced the latter, as we’ll see. “Once-in-a-lifetime cusp of a shift” According toRead More →


A small incremental improvement!  An Agile Manifesto for everyone In being agile we value..  individuals and interactions over   processes and tools  working solutions over   comprehensive documentation  customer collaboration over   contract negotiation  responding to change over   following a plan Equally the 12 principles can be updated in this way to, giving us : Our highest priority is to satisfy the customer through early and continuous delivery of valuable solutions. Welcome changing requirements, even late in development. Agile processes harness change for the customer’s competitive advantage. Deliver working solutions frequently, from a couple of weeks to a couple of months, with a preference to the shorter timescale.Read More →


Being Agile in Business Discover a better way to work.  Being Agile in Business, internationally published by Pearson, translated into Chinese, and shortlisted as Management book of the year. This book translates agile into plain english that can be applied to any team or business environment to improve communications, visibility, performance and morale. A simple and straightforward guide to agile working, covering the application of agile in project management, product development, team performance and business management for any business professional. Whether you work in a small business, global enterprise or the public sector this book will give you a quick guide to agile concepts, approaches,Read More →

Retrospective Sailing

Retrospective Sailing Game — Agile Teams & Practices Workshop template and guide Put the wind back in the sails of your team, raise the anchors holding you back. Try out the Agile Retrospective Sailing game with your teams today, you’ll need something to draw a boat on, some post it notes and pens. Belinda Waldock Retrospective Sailing — an agile reflection game A hands on workshop facilitating a practical retrospective game. Retrospective Sailing is a game you can play as an individual in any role, as part of a development team, or, with clients and customers to help understand how your journey is fairing. This game will give you aRead More →


How to build an agile business Starting an agile business is an exciting time, full of challenges, learning and opportunity.  Many succeed but many fail too, being agile in business is vital to giving your business the best chance of success. In the tech start up sector there is a popular method used as a product development and business management tool kit know as agile.  It’s a methodology that aims to maximise profit, deliver value and help you to enjoy the journey of shaping and building a successful business.  In many ways the method is a mind set and way to help you to approachRead More →