Zen Ex Machina recognised as one of the top 30 Innovative Companies to watch in 2017

Really excited that Insights Success named Zen Ex Machina as one of their top 30 innovative companies to watch in 2017. Zen Ex Machina: Simplifying Complex Business Problems with Enterprise Agility The digital economy has transformed the way both small and large businesses operate and engage with their customers. Competition, government policy, industry standards and…

How to Teach your Team Scrum in Three Months

We tend to think about agile as a software development approach, but it has applications to the business as it can aid the improvement of business processes and give non-technical staff an approach that help them gain the efficiency in projects that agile has delivered in the software development environment. At the recent Australian Computer Society…

Applying a Psychology Based Model to Improve Business Processes

Often, when we find out that we don’t know something that may be important to know, it motivates us to find out more in order to master the skill. When I find out that I don’t know something that is regarded to be important, I’m motivated to learn more about it. However, if we “don’t know what we …

Scrum Coaching in Canberra — Top 5 tips for using Scrum in Government

I’ve been Coaching Scrum for government agencies in Canberra (Australia) for quite a few years now. It’s an ideal framework for managing projects and programs of work because Ministers can change their minds about policy or suddenly announce new ones and it enables systems that support the machinery of government need to adapt to new technologies,…

Empowering Teams using SCRUM – The Power of NO

I recently presented at the LAST (Lean, Agile, Systems, Thinking) Conference in Melbourne about a project where I was asked to test if it was feasible to use Scrum to help a lifecycle management team manage their projects whilst also juggling their business as usual activities (maintenance, help desk support etc). The team had found…

10 tips for adopting Scrum to save your project

We’ve been involved in a number of projects now to move them from their existing project management frameworks to Scrum. The reasons for the move continue to be the same: The project is still in analysis phase The project’s longer term vision is relatively unknown so it isn’t progressing The project’s wheels are spinning and…