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Auspicious Agile Agile Leadership Series 2018

Happy New Year 2018! This year we will be starting a new series on Agile Leadership, a very key topic for succeeding with Agile. We will look at the Lean Leadership foundations of Agile, Modern Agile & Leadership, Business /

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Posted in Agile, agile business, Business Agility, Career, Distributed Agile, Distributed Teams, Leadership, lean, Modern Agile, Uncategorized

Agile “Growth” Mindset, Does it Really Matter?

What is Growth “Agile” Mindset, and does it really matter? Have you been involved in an Agile transformation or initiative. Was the “Growth” mindset present or missing? In today’s Auspicious Agile video we take a look at how important “mindset”

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Posted in Agile, Agile Adoption, Agile Framework, Agile Manager, agile methodology, Business Agility, Carol Dweck, Collaboration, Innovation, Leadership, Learning, Mindset, Modern Agile, Psychology, Scrum

New Distributed Agile Framework

I am working on a new Distributed Agile Framework with my team mates Hugo Messer, Savita Pahuja, and Arjan Franzen. Our latest post can be found on InfoQ. We welcome feedback and comments on the framework draft that we can

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Posted in Agile, Agile Framework, agile manifesto, agile methodology, Agile Scaling, Agile Teams, Business Agility, Collaboration, Communication, Distributed Agile, InfoQ, Kaizen, Large Scale Scrum (LESS), Leadership, lean, SAFe, Scrum

The Culture Change of DevOps (Video Blog)

This week’s Auspicious Agile Video Blog takes a look at the culture change of DevOps. DevOps requires more than just adopting tools, it also requires changes in culture and the way we work. Here we look at several culture aspects in DevOps to consider.

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Posted in Agile, Agile Adoption, agile manifesto, agile methodology, Agile Teams, Ansible, Budget, DevOps, Docker, Finance, Flow, Innovation, Jenkins, Leadership, lean, Servant Leadership, Software Development, Toolchain

Sticky Notes from the Agile Scaling Tour

“Sticky Notes” from my recent Agile Scaling Speaking Tour covering Agile Scaling Methods (SAFE, LESS, DAD, Spotify, SOS, Nexus).  This week we cover some key points and learnings from the conferences, and conversations with speakers and participants. If You enjoy

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Posted in agile business, agile enterprise, Agile Framework, Agile Scaling, Agile Teams, DevOps, Disciplined Agile Delivery, Large Scale Scrum (LESS), Leadership, lean, Micro-Learning, NEXUS, SAFe, Scrum, Scrum of Scrums, Servant Leadership, Shu-Ha-Ri, Sticky Notes, Uncategorized

To Lead is Agile

Attending the Scrum Alliance Regional Scrum Gathering in Shanghai (www.scrumgathering.cn) this week the opening Key Note by Harvey Wheaton from Scrum Alliance addressed the role of leaders in Agile. Historically there has been the perception that managers and leaders do

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Posted in Agile, Agile Adoption, agile business, Agile Manager, Agile Teams, Community of Practice, Leadership, Scrum, Servant Leadership

Welcome to Auspicious Agile

Auspicious Agile is all about using Agile successfully in the Enterprise, in business, as a leader and adapting Agile methods for Asia.  So first a little background on me:  My name is John Okoro, I have worked in the technology

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Posted in Agile, Agile Adoption, agile business, agile manifesto, agile methodology, Agile Scaling, Asia, Business Agility, China, Leadership, SAFe, Scrum, Servant Leadership