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The Agile Rock Star

How long after implementing Agile does the positive impact wear off? Not because the chosen framework is wrong, or because “Agile does not work”, but because we are missing three "secret" ingredients:

  1. Emotionally Intelligent Leadership,
  2. Agile Governance,
  3. The Neuroscience of Problem Solving.


Let’s talk about how to create psychologically safe environments where Agile is embedded in the DNA of our organisations, where the Agilistas in our teams can plug into infinite supplies of innovation and inspiration so that we can achieve results most would not believe are possible.


Through creating the right culture we can breed Agile Rock Stars in our organisations. 

Who are your Agile Rock Stars?

  • These are the Agile leaders with off-the-chart levels of Emotional Intelligence.
  • They have the knowledge and charisma to influence the C-suite in the same measure they inspire the Agile team(s) to do their best work.​
  • These are the folks who help everyone navigate complexity and ambiguity, protect the team(s) from waterfall thinking, and make the stakeholders look good, all at the same time.

The success formula is:

Agile Mindset x Agile Governance x Collaborative Emotionally Intelligent Agile Leadership.

Why we are Agilistas

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These are the sentences which summarise why we are Agile enthusiasts...

These are the sentences which summarise why we are Agile enthusiasts...

These are the sentences which summarise why we are Agile enthusiasts...

1. User-centric, iterative, incremental, early delivery of Value with a fast feedback loop. Building the right thing and building the thing right.


2. Empirical, evidence based decision making. Transparency, a visible process, allowing for continuous Inspection and Adaptation.


3.  Collaborating, self-organising, cross-functional teams, supported by emotionally intelligent servant leaders. Continuous improvement and continuous personal growth in a safe, exciting and motivating environment


4. Deliver early, deliver often. Delivering value, faster, better, more cost effectively. Dealing with complexity and responding to change while reducing risk.


5. Start small. Experimenting and problem solving to reduce complexity and increase predictability.

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The Benefits of an Agile Mindset

These are the sentences which summarise why we are Agile enthusiasts...

These are the sentences which summarise why we are Agile enthusiasts...

Increased Value

Increased Flow

Reduced Waste


Delivering what customers actually want and need

Delivering Value early and often


Increased morale and performance


Increased Collaboration

Increased Accountability

Increased Transparency

Reduced Bureaucracy


Reduced Risk


Increased Cost Control

Increased Problem Solving Ability


Early Revenue Generation

Reduced time Financially "in the red"


Increased Responsiveness to Change

Using all the Brains in the Organisation


Continuous Improvement


Lightweight Governance

Agile Resources

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The Agile Manifesto - Values and Principles

​Scrum.org for information, accreditation and community

The Scrum Guide - 14 pages of distilled information

Enterprise agility: Buzz or business impact? How does Agility benefit the bottom line? - McKinsey &