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Starting with the End in Mind

By Emma Sharrock / February 11, 2020 / Comments Off on Starting with the End in Mind

One month into the new year! How is 2020 going for you so far? I’ve been working on developing new habits around my work and business. Starting as I mean to go on. Agile is all about sustainability – sprints AND rest! To enable this sustainable pace, we need to reflect on how we show…

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Do you have the best job in the world?

By Emma Sharrock / January 15, 2020 / Comments Off on Do you have the best job in the world?

Happy New Year! I’m sure I am one of many people wishing you the best for 2020. After a fast-paced 2019 packed with excitement and challenges, I’m getting curious about how this year can be different. I’m in the process of doing my Past Year Review (I wrote about this last year) to capture the…

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The power of unlearning

By Emma Sharrock / December 3, 2019 / Comments Off on The power of unlearning

Can you believe it’s December? I’m sure I’m not the only one noticing the days racing by. I think it’s a sign that a lot is happening If I thought I would coast through November in the wake of the glory of my book launch (I didn’t think this fortunately!) I would have been wrong.…

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What is your Purpose and How do you Learn?

By Emma Sharrock / November 12, 2019 / Comments Off on What is your Purpose and How do you Learn?

Can you believe it’s the final quarter of the year? After the excitement of the PMI Project Excellence Award announcement in our last stand up, October continued to deliver! The big news for October is I officially launched my new book: High Performance Executive Leadership. As subscribers you got an opportunity to get your hands…

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Showing up and winning

By Nicole Jones / October 9, 2019 / Comments Off on Showing up and winning

This has been one of my most exciting newsletters to write. Mainly because I have been sitting on news that I could not share until after the official announcement! A team I coached last year in Agile ways of working has won the 2019 Project Management Institute (PMI) Excellence Award. This is international recognition, and…

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Small Slices – the How To

By Emma Sharrock / September 18, 2019 / Comments Off on Small Slices – the How To

Last blog we talked about the power of a small slice. It very  much talked to why they were so important and I provided some examples. Now we’re going to talk about how to do this. There is no shortage of technical advice on this, and simply re-posting what experts like Ron Jeffries, Jeff Patton…

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Change is in the air

By Emma Sharrock / September 10, 2019 / Comments Off on Change is in the air

Can we really say it’s Spring? For those of us in the southern hemisphere, definitely! For our friends in the northern hemisphere, welcome to Fall! Your leaves are falling, and your weather is cooling, and it’s just warming up down here. Either way, we are all experiencing change. And like the seasons, we don’t experience…

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No update from me today

By Emma Sharrock / August 18, 2019 / Comments Off on No update from me today

I have a confession to make. Every month when I sit down to write this newsletter, I have the same worry: Do I have anything to say? Is any of it interesting? Relevant? What if I look back on my month and see nothing but crickets? Or not even crickets?? What will I say? I…

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June Stand Up – Did you finish it?

By Emma Sharrock / July 9, 2019 / Comments Off on June Stand Up – Did you finish it?

And just like that… the first half of 2019 is done. What a fast six months! How has it been for you? As if the cold Melbourne weather wasn’t enough, I took a few trips to Tasmania to spend time with family and enjoy the Winter Feast of Dark Mofo – literally a celebration of…

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What do you need to finish to end this FY successfully?

By Emma Sharrock / June 12, 2019 / Comments Off on What do you need to finish to end this FY successfully?

May was a great month for me. How about you? The cooler weather and autumn colours in Melbourne are not just hinting at winter but giving us a live demo! While I love the cool change, I took the opportunity to have a break in some warm weather—something I’ve not done in a long time.…

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Death of the Project?

By Emma Sharrock / August 13, 2017 / Comments Off on Death of the Project?

The Standish Group’s Chaos Report of 2015 stated that ‘Over the last 20 years the project management field has experienced increasing layers of project management processes, tools, governance, compliance and oversight. Yet these activities and products have done nothing to improve project success.’ As a project professional, this makes me sad (especially the ‘done nothing’ bit!). But it…

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Don’t just Learn it – DO it!

By Emma Sharrock / July 25, 2017 / Comments Off on Don’t just Learn it – DO it!

You can find just about anything you want on the Internet. From cats playing the piano, to tiny animals wearing sombreros to doom and gloom news, to happy news, to well, you name it! One thing I love about the Internet is that you can learn just about anything. The availability of online learning that is…

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Project Next Evolution

By Emma Sharrock / November 11, 2016 / Comments Off on Project Next Evolution

It’s been a big couple of weeks for The Agile Project Manager. Amid book orders and speaking gigs, I have embarked on a new journey of my own. I wrote about it on LinkedIn. You can check it out here. Let me know what you think!

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Your Questions Answered

By Emma Sharrock / April 11, 2016 / Comments Off on Your Questions Answered

One of the many things I have loved about publishing The Agile Project Manager is the connections I have made with others. These connections I may well have made by just being interested in all things human behaviour and Agile Project Management, but it’s more than that. People have been buying the book (yay!), and…

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The book is available!

By Emma Sharrock / November 19, 2015 / Comments Off on The book is available!

I am so excited* to announce that my book is now available to purchase. Simply go to this page and purchase using PayPal. I can’t wait for you to read it and let me know what you think!   * Clearly too excited to write a longer post…

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Agile and the Art of Finishing

By Emma Sharrock / November 8, 2015 / Comments Off on Agile and the Art of Finishing

One of the things I love about Agile projects is that there is always (or there should always) be a clear definition of done. For everything. From the vision set from the start, through to the high level objectives, through to the stories and tasks. And everyone knows what it is. It’s even written down.…

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