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100 days

I stumbled onto this video last week. It's about a lady who taught herself to dance in 100 days. It's amazing! https://techcrunch.com/2013/11/13/giveit100/ It made me really wonder what is possible if you just dedicate yourself for 100 days - that's just 3 months!...

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Treasure Hunt Retrospective

Just before our last month end retro, Sam needed to leave the office. I decided to surprise her by planning a treasure hunt retro for when she returned. I wanted to do something a little fun and different for our retrospective, so I decided to incorporate movement...

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Our top 3 posts of 2016

It's always interesting to see which of our blogs posts get the most traffic. When writing you never know what is going to resonate with people and help them. Below are our top posts based on traffic in 2016. Take a look if you've missed any of these, our other...

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The value of coaching

If you've never been coached you might not know that the role of a coach is not to offer advice, judgement, or solutions. Their role is to listen deeply, ask powerful questions, help you explore answers you already have within yourself, and help you craft a definitive...

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The Agile Coaching Competency Framework

Recently we were privileged enough to attend Lyssa Adkins' course Coaching Agile Teams which local coach Antoinette Coetzee co-facilitated. We usually have to travel far away to attend courses like this, but thanks to Just Plain Agile, Lyssa made the super long trip...

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Integral Model for Agile Coaching

We were introduced to the Integral Model in Lyssa Adkins’ Coaching Agile Teams course. It’s a quadrant model that helps you look at teams you are coaching through 4 different lenses: Mindset, Practices, Relationships and Environment.  The axes are intangible to...

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Sketchnoting – a free guide

Are you interested in sketchnoting? It seems more people are unleashing their inner creative, grabbing some colourful markers and doodling during meetings. Personally I'm super happy about this. I am a visual learner, so pictures help me learn so much more than words...

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Scrum Police Game now in French!

Are you ready for the French Scrum Police? We have great news! Thanks to Frederic Vandaele from Trasys the game is now available in French. See the original blog post about the game for more details. You can get the files by clicking on the button below. [button...

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Product Owner Assessment

Are you a Product Owner? Do you know how you are doing as a Product Owner? Which areas do you excel at? And which areas should you be spending more time learning about? We created this assessment for a group of Product Owners who were fairly new to the role and...

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Our own font!

Those of you who know us and our products, will know how fond we are of handwritten slides and handouts. But every now and again we need to update or change a slide, and that's easier to do digitally. For a long time we've used Lauren C. Brown as our favoured...

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Free the Scrum!

We believe that anyone should be able to acquire a basic understanding of scrum for free. In fact, we believe it so strongly that we want to start a new movement #FreeTheScrum ! So often in our work as coaches we find teams have never been trained on the basics of...

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Agile Africa – Unlocking ScrumMastery

Biase De Gregorio gave this talk at Agile Africa about building a Scrum Master academy for a client, along with Agile 42 and Just Plain Agile. Growing Agile is also working closely with all these other coaches at this large client, and were involved in the initial...

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