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Remote Agile Teams

We find more and more people today are working remotely as companies become global and people are prioritising flexibility. So we thought we'd find out a bit more about this. We've had remote meetings which were painful, and we've also had ones that were hugely...

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Coaching Tools

Recently we attended the SUGSA Coaching Day where we presented a session on Coaching Tools. In preparation for this we did a silent brainstorm. When we say 'tools' we mean anything that can help you be a better coach. We quickly came up with 33 tools that we think...

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Feedback: Be useful not polite

We often talk about feedback, it is a crucial aspect of agile. Feedback on our behaviour as team mates, feedback on our product by users, feedback on our approach as leaders. Yet so often when we hear people give feedback or we get feedback ourselves we find people...

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What is innovation?

Recently we held The Idea Hackathon, a 1 day unconference event to connect like minded people and have interesting conversations on a range of topics. One of the topics discussed was what innovation actually is and how we can foster it. We encounter many companies who...

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The Idea Hackathon

A week ago we held a 1 day event - The Idea Hackathon. It all started at Agile Testing Days in Germany in December. Matt Heusser chatted to us (Karen and Sam) and we roped in Carin Eaten (a South African tester). The idea was born and we set up an experiment to see...

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Agile Coach Assessment

This assessment is for you to take to see where you are on your journey to becoming an agile coach. Everyone is in a different place. We believe you are the best person to judge where you are right now, and where you want to be in a certain amount of time.  ...

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Top Tips For Distributed Meetings

We regular talk on how to improve your distributed meetings. This video covers our top tips. https://www.growingagile.co.za/wp-content/videos/TopTipsH264.mp4   Tip 1: Use Good Tech Tech is changing all the time, and mostly, it's getting better. Be sure to...

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Remote Team Survey

We are interested in learning more about teams that work remotely or distributed teams. What does that mean? In simple terms it means that at least 1 person on your team is not co-located. This could be something that always happens, or something that only happens...

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Remote Work – Hardware?

Here’s the hardware we use currently use. As with tools - this changes overtime... what do you use? Speakerphone: Perfect for conference calls which we both attend from the same location, but with remote clients. Works both as a USB speakerphone for your computer and...

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Remote Work – What tools do you use?

Here are our favorite tools that make remote work better... We have used all of these at some point. Sometimes we move on, others have stuck around. What works for you and your team? World Clock and WorldTimeBuddy Slack Trello Zoom Google Hangout Skype Boardthing...

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Remote – More Info

These sites are great resources about remote work, go ahead and explore them. https://zapier.com/learn/the-ultimate-guide-to-remote-working/ http://www.continuousagile.com/unblock/index.html https://remote.co/ And if the remote bug has bitten - theres even a site to...

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