All posts by Adam K


How Small Businesses Can Stay Afloat and Survive the Pandemic

Staying afloat during the pandemic is proving quite difficult for many business owners. Between limiting in-person services and people cutting back on spending, a staggering number of businesses have closed in a year. However, with some help from technology upgrades and by adapting to new regulations, it’s possible to keep your business alive throughout the ...


Get unstuck & empower leaders through LEADERSHIP Hackathon

Running a Hackathon is not just for software companies. Spotify HR (yes HR!) has been using hackathons as early as 2015. Their first hackathon successfully increased diversity and gender-parity of at that time male-dominated organization. But their most recent hackathon did not have developers or engineers, but rather middle-managers and organizational leaders. As recently shared in their HR ...


Spotify Model courses coming to Canada & USA

We are excited to announce a brand new partnership with Jimmy Janlén to deliver the new "Spotify Model" courses in Canada and USA. “The Spotify Model” has been getting a surprising amount of attention in the Agile community since it was first widely shared in 2012. The Spotify Engineering Culture videos have more than 500,000 ...


Video from Feb 11 session at DevOps North America Summit

For those of you that couldn't come to our session @ "Your DevOps Rollout is Stalling! Why... and now HOW to Course-Correct it!" at the February 11 DevOps North America Summit (originally scheduled for 4:00 PM but later bumped up to 11:30 AM NYT)... shared with permission from GWS1.21 (session questions omitted) Deck used ...


Helping nonprofits evolve quickly via Biz Agility Executive Bootcamp

This extraordinary holiday season my business partner and I thought about how fortunate we are. Our business remained strong during COVID. We pondered meaningful ways to give back to nonprofits. We considered just sending donations but wanted something that provides a much greater and longer-term impact. We asked ourselves... How can we best help organizations, ...


COVID-19 Business Resilience Workshop… have Readiness Plan in just 3 hours

Get your business COVID19 ready and your staff from worried / scared / surreal to focused / energized / confident before lunch, in just three hours. This is a self-help guide on how to run a COVID19 Business Resilience Workshop in your organization. This is the fastest way to decide on your core services, resilience policies, and appropriate communication plan... but also to turn your staff from scared to focused.


Using Complexity to Answer 5 Tough Agile Questions

Can a single insight answer five tough questions facing Agile today? Let's find out! Here are the topics we'll be wrestling with in this article: Why is it so difficult to predict or provide delivery dates in Agile?Why doubling team size doesn't necessarily increase team productivity?Why Agile requires executive and stakeholders to change? Why can't ...


Agility for Executive Teams

I recently had lunch with a former colleague turned friend. Teina is an executive innovator and disruptor in one of the largest global non-profits in the world. Besides family and work updates, she posed a great question we wrestled with over our lunch… now covered in this article: "How can an Executive Team become more ...


Five P’s of Office Politics

Office politics are a complex issue, especially when we are the subjects of it. Yes sometimes decisions are made to advance personal executive agendas or business profit at the “expense” of people. Yes the business “morality” is often in conflict with the morality of staff effected. On the surface, especially when we are victims of these ...


How customer-centricity empowers BDD and story lifecycle @ Agile Testing Summit Toronto

On August 30, come out to Agile Testing Summit in Toronto. We are honoured to be a speaker at this summit. Here are topic details and link to register... Go beyond behaviour-driven development practices in this interactive session. Push the boundaries and explore how BDD mindset can be used to radically involve customers throughout the ...