Business and Agile

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Remote Onboarding

A plan for onboarding a remote employee. I start with some tasks to undertake before the person starts, look at the first few days in-depth and then the rest of the onboarding process more broadly.
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Onboarding COVID-19: One Week Down

I've survived the first week and everything seems to be going really well.
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Onboarding COVID-19: Starting to Settle In

After two days in a new role things are starting to settle down.
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Onboarding COVID-19: This Gonna Be Interesting

So, I've survived the first day. As expected, it was nothing like I expected.
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Onboarding COVID-19: Setting the Scene

It's Monday 23rd March 2020. I'm sitting in a park waiting to start my first day at a new job.
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Is the 70-20-10 Learning & Development Model a Dream for IT?

The 70-20-10 Learning and Development Model states that 10% of learning should be formal, 20% should be from peers and 70% through the course of employment. Is this realistic for IT professionals?
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Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix 2020: An Exercise in Mismanagement and a Complete Failure of Disease Prevention

Between Formula 1, the Australian Grand Prix Corporation, the Federation Internationale de l'Automobile and the Victorian State Government, the mismanagement of the cancellation of the Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix not only exhibited how not to respond to pressure, but also (in my opinion) increased the likelihood of the transmission of COVID-19 between those wanting to attend the event.
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Splitting a Team

There are several ways to split a team, I analyse three of them and provide a short commentary.
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Core Values: Your Organisation Only Needs One

I see lots of organisations that have 4, 5 or even 6 core values. In this article I propose a single core value and explain how it sets the scene for your entire organisation.
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Types of Sprint Retrospectives

Rather than just writing a blog post about the different ways a retrospective can be run, I thought I’d do one linking to some resources I’ve found informative.
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What Scrum Lacks and the Misuse of Retrospectives

Teams focussing on external issues during a retrospective highlights a problem within the organisation and perhaps a missing piece of the Scrum framework.
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Unicorn Factory

Are you hiring for capacity or knowledge? Do you ensure your staff have time given to them for training, learning and development? How about certifications?
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