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Welcome to the blog section. Here we'll cover the hot topics in my mind and hopefully, you'll get a bit of an insight into me and maybe find some things to help you along the way. Let me know what you think?

The Business Agility Podcast with Jenny Wood

The Business Agility Podcast with Jenny Wood

In this edition of the Business Agility Podcast Jenny Wood discusses her experience and views on enabling business agility in large-scale enterprise organisations.

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The Four Problems I Often See

The Four Problems I Often See

I don’t want to tar them all with the same brush and make a sweeping generalisation but……. There are four problems that are not being addressed that I often see when working with organisations

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Are you clogging your system at an epic level?

Are you clogging your system at an epic level?

With a lot of the companies I work with, their systems are complex and work spans multiple teams to deliver real customer value. But are we helping ourselves or hurting ourselves?

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The Product Vision Board

The Product Vision Board

Short animated video covering the why of using a product vision board. Addressing what aspects to consider, who to involve, and what elements to include when thinking about the products you want

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Ruby explains policies

Ruby explains policies

In the Kanban Method, making our policies explicit is one of the 6 general practices that we use. In this short video, we look at a real-life situation where our policies have evolved with Ruby

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Business Agility in Southpark

Business Agility in Southpark

You may not believe me when I say we can learn a lot from the creators of the animated comedy show Southpark but after looking into how the makers continue to evolve how they create each episode.

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My Favourite Agile Image

My Favourite Agile Image

What a weird title, I know right? However, I have used this image so many times when working with teams and release trains it's unreal. The best thing, I did not draw it!

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Scrum through the lens of Scrum

Scrum through the lens of Scrum

In this video, we look at the behaviours both desired and undesired that we see when teams adopt and follow the Scrum Framework.

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Making The Work Visible, But How Exactly?

Making The Work Visible, But How Exactly?

Many of us in the agility space will collaborate with teams, departments, and whole companies to help them make the work visible. Let's look at our options for how we do that.

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Make the work Visible AND Make your impact visible

Make the work Visible AND Make your impact visible

Recently I've heard a lot of noise in the market about firms moving away from Agile Coaches and Scrum Masters as roles within their organisations. So what might we not be doing that addresses this?

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Business Agility Podcast with Hannah Chrisp

Business Agility Podcast with Hannah Chrisp

In this, our first edition of the Business Agility Podcast Hannah Chrisp and I discuss the crossover from Kanban and elite level sport.

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Ruby explains Work in Progress (WiP) limits

Ruby explains Work in Progress (WiP) limits

In the latest edition of our blog, we thought we'd go with a short video on work-in-progress (WiP) limits as it is a source of easily attainable improvement that so many teams don't take advantage of.

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What Is hurting Us And What Can We Do About It?

What Is hurting Us And What Can We Do About It?

In this blog post, I wanted to share some real-life examples of when I ask teams two questions: 1. What is hurting you as a team? 2. What are your customers saying about you as a team?

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How To Survive A Zombie Apocalypse, Kanban Style

How To Survive A Zombie Apocalypse, Kanban Style

OK, the Zombie Apocalypse has started. Chaos is everywhere! Run for the hills, cower under a rock, and pray to your chosen deity…… What can save us?? Er, Kanban!!??!!

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5 Kanban Method Myths (Busted)

5 Kanban Method Myths (Busted)

Kanban is a popular approach for managing work in an agile development environment. However, there are several myths associated with the Kanban method that we'll take a look at today

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Its not Scrum or Kanban, It’s Scrum and Kanban!

Its not Scrum or Kanban, It’s Scrum and Kanban!

In today's fast-paced business environment, it's critical to deliver customer value early and often. The Scrum Framework and the Kanban Method are two Agile approaches that can help teams achieve this

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Curling As An Analogy For Leadership Behaviour

Curling As An Analogy For Leadership Behaviour

For this blog I thought it better to use a more visual approach and decided to create a video instead. I suppose that makes this one a Vlog? Take a look and let me know what you think.

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Work In Progress (WiP) limits & Flow

Work In Progress (WiP) limits & Flow

Are you looking for a new way to boost the productivity of your team? Are backlogs overflowing and timelines stretching out of reach? Are you looking for ways to guarantee the steady, continuous flow

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Harnessing the Power of Business Agility

Harnessing the Power of Business Agility

In today’s world, businesses must be able to adapt quickly in order to stay competitive. Business agility is a set of principles and practices that allow organisations to respond rapidly

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What You Need to Know About Cost of Delay and Classes of Service

What You Need to Know About Cost of Delay and Classes of Service

As organizations strive to increase business agility, the cost of delay and classes of service have become increasingly important concepts.

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Seeing Kanban In Our Everyday World

Seeing Kanban In Our Everyday World

In our everyday lives, we see things and we almost become oblivious to them. In this post, I'd like to cover how I notice the Kanban Practices & Principles in so many places and how they help us

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My First Agile Team

My First Agile Team

Getting your first role as a Scrum Master, Flow Manager, Agile Delivery Lead,

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My Lean Agile Scotland (LASCOT) 2022

My Lean Agile Scotland (LASCOT) 2022

As we come to the end of 2022, I’m starting to think about some of the conferences I’d like to attend in 2023. As I do this it reminds me of the power of conferences and meet-ups.

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Eight of the books that changed my life

Eight of the books that changed my life

I haven’t always had a great love of reading but as my life has developed, I’ve been lucky enough to be introduced to some phenomenal books. So much so that they have influenced my life

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