A New Reading List From Just One Day At The EQ Summit

Disclaimer:  this is not a post specifically about agile.  Please feel guilt-free in skipping bits (or all) if you’re not interested in Emotional Intelligence or the EQ Summit.  (If you are interested, but need a grounding in what I;m talking about, try this article from Advance Systems Inc. who cover the basics really nicely.) What … Read moreA New Reading List From Just One Day At The EQ Summit

Re-Energizing My Mind at an Exciting New Conference

Last week was somewhat packed with events – why do things always work out like that? I will write about Lego Serious Play and the EQ Summit later, this post is about Aginext Conference (Aginext.io).  Not heard of it before?  That’s not surprising, as it was the very first one held. Being the first ever … Read moreRe-Energizing My Mind at an Exciting New Conference

Agile in the City, Bristol 2016 – The First of Many

This was the inaugural Agile in the City Bristol conference, and at less than an hour’s commute from home it felt a lot like a holiday! What Was Great? I deeply loved both key notes by Katherine Kirk and Portia Tung.  I’d not heard Portia speak before, and it was a welcome opportunity for me.  I … Read moreAgile in the City, Bristol 2016 – The First of Many

My First Ever Visit to Agile Tour London 2016

So many agile conferences!  What a wonderful world we live in 😉 I have playfully nick-named September-October this year as ‘Conference Season’.  Not everything falls within this time window, but a large majority does, so it was handy and allows me to say things like: “I’ll get to that after conference season” and they know … Read moreMy First Ever Visit to Agile Tour London 2016

Great Value for Time & Money: Lean Agile Scotland

I fell in love with Lean Agile Scotland on my first visit, and it’s now a must-attend conference for me.  As ever, it was thrilling from day 1, absolutely chock a block with so many of my favourite agile people. What made Lean Agile Scotland so good? I adored the inclusivity that was evident last year, and … Read moreGreat Value for Time & Money: Lean Agile Scotland

New Wroclaw Agile Day was ‘Epic’ Success!

We knew Wroclaw Agile Day was a great idea when we ran it last year. Last year it was just for the NVM Wroclaw office.  It’s main purpose was as a sort of induction.  We wanted to ensure the culture of agile working we enjoy at NewVoiceMedia was really understood and embraced by all our new starters.  We’d had quite … Read moreNew Wroclaw Agile Day was ‘Epic’ Success!

I Loved Speaking at Agile Cymru, Here is Why

I’ve been to many a conference in my life – all sorts of them.  Agile Cymru however was my first time attending as a speaker. My Experiences I thought I knew what to expect before hand, but I walked away with some feelings I hadn’t anticipated. I had expected to feel and be made welcome, and I … Read moreI Loved Speaking at Agile Cymru, Here is Why

Scrum Master Dayz

Scrum Master Dayz.  Yes, with ‘z’. Firstly, sorry about the name – it was one of those jokey, place-holder things that accidentally stuck.  No one regrets it more than I, but this is now the second one we have run and I’m smart enough to recognise I no longer have any control over what it is … Read moreScrum Master Dayz