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Over delegation leads to under-removal of impediments

In Obstacle 1 of our recent Executive Whitepaper, we discuss how sponsoring an Agile change program requires removing impediments.

Obstacles to making the transition to Agile

I want to share the seven obstacles I consistently see that prevent organisations and executives from transitioning to higher levels of Agile ...

Empowering Executives to Lead the Change

When executives lead change, obstacles will prevent the organisation from transforming.

Collect the right data to improve your Agile delivery performance

No improvement coach or consultant should start a new engagement without a plan on how they will collect delivery data. Too often change is ...

Why Purpose-Driven Organisations Outperform Their Peers: Insights ...

In this post I’ll use some recent research to encourage leaders to be more purpose driven as they sponsor change programs to design and implement new ...

2 questions to ask before an Agile transformation

Be curious, keep your eyes open! Don't be wooden; ask! Be curious like at school. I have been an advisor and coach for a few big and lots of smaller ...

The Benevolent Disruptor’s Guide to Optimising Executive Performance

Your busyness and back-to-back meetings are the biggest risk to your executive performance. How long can you afford to carry on in this manner? ...

Three unexpected insights i learned on the incubator course

I have always loved to learn new things, not only new skills, but theories and concepts; anything that will boost my curiosity and keep me alert and ...

4 focus areas to accelerate your agile transformation

Changing a personal habit is very difficult. Taking up exercise, quitting smoking or learning to meditate are all practices we know are good for us, ...
Source Agility - Responsive Agile Coaching book


In “Responsive Agile Coaching” – Niall McShane draws on over a decade of agile coaching experience to document a clear and well-researched model that lifts the lid on how agile coaching actually works. The book starts by defining what the role of agile coach has become in recent times before putting forward a field-tested and theoretically sound model for conducting agile coaching conversations.