What our customers say about agile for business..
“Although I’ve been to an Agile workshop previously, this time everything slotted into place more clearly. I think it was being able to plot everything (first with the boat diagram and then moving on to our boards) and also being able to compare mine to everyone else’s boards as a team.”
“Belinda has enabled us to not only understand agile for business, but also to anticipate change in our fast-moving sector, streamline workflows and discover new ways to collaborate in and out of the organisation” Crowdfunder
“Belinda helped me to understand the concept and details of the Agile approach in a very effective way and with an excellent balance between breadth and depth. We also had the chance to talk about the different possibilities and options of applying Agile to the context of the business including suggestions of the best approach to start using it in real cases. As someone with Project Management background I really enjoyed the experience as it allowed me to expand my project management “toolkit”. I will start applying Agile in the business in the short term with special attention to its visibility and team coordination features.”
One of the best webinars I’ve attended in ages. I liked the technology you used for the webinar too. Very user friendly and clear. Michelle Nelson Chart. PR MCIPR
“If you are always looking for ways to make you, your team and your business smarter then I strongly recommend this course. Thanks Belinda!” Percy Griffiths, Process Improvement Manager, Finance & IT, BRITA UK
Your Agile in Business book is brilliant; the most clear and practical Agile book I’ve read so far. I’ve read a few in my quest to understand the approach and its impact on leadership. Susie Cole FCIPD
“The squads we set up in November continue to run, they have definitely help drive collaboration, the breaking down of silos and greater trust across the team and with the leadership team. I think they also set us up to make the shift to remote working much quicker than might otherwise have been the case.” Rob Shaw, OMSE, BP Operational Management System Excellence.
“Belinda was excellent in the work she provided for Essex Police Senior Leadership Team around Agile Working. I provided her with some background information as to where our organisation was in terms of agile working, the challenges we were facing and what I hoped to achieve. She tailor made her session to suit our needs in the time frame available. She went through the details before with me to ensure I was satisfied with it and then delivered it really well. It provided great insight to people and allowed interaction and discussion with the senior leaders with Belinda on hand to facilitate between the groups. It was exactly what I had requested. Excellent, positive feedback was received from Chief Officers at Essex Police.” Anna Granger, Chief Inspector, Estates Transformation, Strategic Change Directorate, Essex Police.
“Great session today – have already revised my task list! Thank you”
“Belinda, you were absolutely brilliant in talking us all through the Agile Working Workshop on line this morning. I highly recommend a session with Belinda, for anyone looking at their own business planning and mapping currently – a great way to breakdown the hurdles for the here and now and to look to the future for yourselves and your business. Thanks Belinda.“
“Very positive – helped demystify Agile and where it fits in, pragmatic approach in how to apply Agile.”
This was the best training course I have ever attended. The instructor had massive and wide experience and presented this well. Practical application was emphasised. Loved this, looking forward to implementing.’
Belinda is an engaging and interesting speaker.. Well facilitated.. Great insights and interactive session was really useful.. Very lovely presenter, there were really nice examples from her life experiences and the retro.. Another great talk from an incredible energetic and engaging speaker.
An excellent introduction to the concept of Agile in managing teams and projects. The workshop gave us practical methods to take away and apply to managing workflows and assessing current projects.
“A really interesting session giving tips and tools on how to become more agile as remote teams.
There was a lot of helpful content and ideas that I will be thinking about how to take forward in my own work, that of my team and wider project teams in which I participate.
I really appreciated the links to free tools that can support agile working in practice and the nugget of advice to take an ‘agile’ approach to start to work in an ‘agile’ manner i.e. small and meaningful change.”
Gaye Kirby, Head of Development & Strategy, Durham Cathedral
“Invigorating, timely and informative training. Given me confidence to try some of the ways of agile working, firstly as an individual and then across the organisation. Liked having access to the training material in advance of the training. Did not use jargon. Highly recommend. Can’t wait to try an agile approach.”
Amanda Anderson, Chief Operating Officer , Durham Cathedral
“The course linked theory/mindset and practice and the conversations were flowing well. I’m going agile! Practical tools, but more importantly a clearer sense of how to relate them to my personal style and our working culture. This course is simple, well delivered and incredibly practical.” Guy Baxter, Museum of English Rural Life, Associate Director
“Belinda gave us an excellent introduction to the concept of Agile and the applications in managing teams and projects, demonstrating the potential benefits to our organisations of adopting Agile working. The workshop gave us practical methods to take away and apply to managing workflows and assessing current projects. I am using my board to manage my personal workflow as well as the ACE project overall and in the short term to manage the planning of a forthcoming event with colleagues.” Alison Hilton, Museum of English Rural Life, Marketing Manager
“Positive ideas for how to manage workload. I was impressed that from a one hour introduction I learnt 2 practical techniques for managing workloads as an individual and as part of a team. I like the fact that it is very visual but also transparent as other colleagues can see the workload of the team.” Caroline Gould, Museum of English Rural Life, Principal Archivist
“Agile can help free up space in your brain and help you track a rapidly changeable project, task or role more effectively. Belinda was the ideal person for opening the eyes of our stressed colleagues to the potential of Agile in their day-to-day work. The half-day workshop is a concentrated introduction to Agile concepts, methods and practical applications which left everyone who attended inspired to immediately order a million post-it notes. I enjoyed the emptying of my head onto the project board and the movement of tasks across it. The transition worked well to reinforce how project boards help. I have already made a personal and project board, and we are trialling Agile for my own project and with those who attended the workshop. We have plans to potentially expand it to more people in both institutions.” Adam Koszary, Museum of English Rural Life and Reading Museum, Project Manager
“The Agile workshop was a real invigorating experience. I left feeling enriched for life. it has given me a life tool to use not only in my professional life but also in my private life so much so that I have now passed on my newly acquired knowledge and skills to my immediate family members and friends. I think success is guaranteed for anyone who is equipped with such powerful knowledge and skills. Honestly speaking, I think it should be taught to all of us who aspire to do better and be instilled into young minds from very early on.” Nitisha Ramrekha-Heeramum, Museum Diversity Team, The Museum of English Rural Life, University of Reading and Reading Museum
“I have found the ‘Learn Act Reflect’ board to be very useful for my own workload and collectively with the project team. It is a step up from writing down your tasks on a ‘to-do’ list or in a diary. With this plan you can really analyse everything that you are doing which can help to ease the pressure of working on a number of tasks simultaneously. It’s a great feeling when you see your tasks gradually move into the ‘Done’ box!” Charlene Marriott, Museum Diversity Team, The Museum of English Rural Life and Reading Museum
“Thank you – one of the best training sessions I’ve been on in a long time. Really productive, pragmatic and helpful” Chloe, Cornwall Museums Partnership
“A really productive thought provoking session packed full of material and good ideas.”
“Great blend of talking and activity.”
“very practical examples which everyone can relate to.“
“Relaxed and informative presentation style which enabled everyone to contribute.”
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