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Showing up and winning

By Emma Sharrock / 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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The Power of the Small Slice

By Emma Sharrock / August 29, 2019 / Comments Off on The Power of the Small Slice

Recently the focus of my coaching has been working with Agile teams to prioritise work. It’s been challenging. But not because ‘everything is priority #1’, but more because their work is too big. “But they HAVE to be big! It’s BIG work!” is a common answer, but do they? Is it? What would it mean…

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