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Vince Ryan – the Scaling Scrum Guy

Congratulations to our very own Vince Ryan, who has become one of the first people in the UK to be awarded the Scrum Alliance’s new Scaling Scrum qualification. Vince tells, “Many of VDS’s customers are large companies, so helping them with…

SAFe Weekend Training

Can’t afford to take time off work to learn about Scaled Agile? Spend a weekend training with @davidputmanUK LondonApr 25 Certified SAFe Agilist: Leading #SAFe  

Multi-tasking Overwhelms the Control Centre

By Gaynor Bussell The control network, as the name implies, is the area of the brain responsible for controlling people’s ability to align their behaviour with their goals. It is activated when people weigh long-term consequences, check their impulses, and selectively focus their…

Culture Drives Performance

Really enjoyed reading the The 2014 State of DevOps Report by Puppet Labs, IT Revolution Press and ThoughtWorks. Some of the key findings for me were: Strong IT performance is a competitive advantage. Firms with high-performing IT organizations were twice as likely to…

Gaynor Bussell quoted in the Daily Telegraph

Good to see our resident Well-Being at Work expert, Gaynor Bussell , being quoted by the Daily Telegraph. The article is about the benefits of the Mediterranean Diet and Gaynor tells us this is more evidence that there are no…

Tie Your Shoelaces!

At the company meet-up held at “Dougal McGuire’s” Irish pub, Richard, the CTO,challenged Willie, the CEO, to a shoes lace tie off. Perplexed, Willie agreed. The adjudicators Emelie – UX team lead, Henry – Marketing Director and Mike – Tech…

What’s Wrong With Multitasking?

With today’s need to get things done and long lists of several jobs that need doing now, we are all pressured into multitasking! We may even think we’re pretty good at it and it makes us more efficient. However, a…

The Agile Mandate

XYZ were a digital agency and over the years had done many software projects for their customers with varying degrees of success. After learning that many companies were having great success with Agile processes and noticing that even the UK…

The Team’s Nothing Without a Leader

One of our coaches saw this Steve Jobs quote posted on LinkedIn and it prompted quite a discussion: “A small team of A-plus players can run circles around a giant team of B or C players.” As coaches we were…

Do You Get The Point?

Willy, the CEO, was at his desk feeling very satisfied and confident as he read the monthly IT report. Everything was looking good, the report told him the development teams were really performing well and velocity was up yet again.…

The Coach, the Flower Girl and the Water Babies

Some years back Colin, our intrepid consultant, needed to recruit a coach to help with the transformation at a customer site. On this particular day, he was interviewing what he thought would be an excellent prospect and had booked an…