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Comparative Agility

Comparative Agility

By Simon Hilton
Cut through the noise and concentrate your efforts where it makes the biggest difference. Comparative Agility enables you to embed continuous improvement as part of your operating strategy.

With information targeted at various levels of the organization, you will be armed with the insights and intelligence necessary to make the most of your investments and execute on an approach that is tailored to meet the needs of your unique organization.
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BOSSA nova with Jutta Eckstein & John Buck
In this episode I speak with Jutta Eckstein & John Buck about the Bossa Nova framework. This integrated approach combines Beyond Budgeting, Open Space, Sociocracy and Agile to improve company wide agility.
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June 7, 2021
Product Owner Personal Improvement with Scrum Alliance
The Product Owner PI is the newest capability from Comparative Agility that a Scrum Alliance volunteer group has developed. This assessment is a way for Product Owners to improve their career through continuous improvement. 
52:18
May 26, 2021
The Impact Matrix with Matt Haubrich
In this episode I talk with Matt Haubrich, the Head of Business Analytics at Comparative Agility, about the new Impact Matrix feature that has just released. We talk about how this view can help Agile Transformations better understand the journey each Agile team is on in the organisation and how to better guide them into helping themselves but also helping each other. 
32:28
February 17, 2021
Agile Leadership Mindset with Jenni Jepsen
In this episode we talk with Jenni Jepsen about the Agile Leadership Mindset and we learn how leaders play a vital role in building the clarity, competence and control of team members to create an Agile work environment. Jenni Jepsen works as a transformation advisor at Denmark-based goAgile. She helps people transform organizations to create lasting change. By focusing on the value to be achieved and understanding where people are and where they want to go, Jenni works closely with them to increase organizational effectiveness, motivation and results.
01:01:02
December 22, 2020
Agility Shift Inventory with Pamela Meyer
In this episode I talk with Pamela Meyer about The Agility Shift Inventory. Pamela Meyer, PhD is an Innovation Catalyst for business leaders who recognize they urgently need to shift their way of thinking and doing business to sustain their relevance and competitiveness in a rapidly changing market. Pamela shows us the The six dynamics of the agility shift to boost performance and engagement in your organisation.
50:48
October 15, 2020
Organizational Performance with Michael Sahota
In this episode I talk with Michael K Sahota about The Five Dimensions of Organizational Performance. Michael is the co-founder and  CEO of SHIFT314 Inc. He has developed a unique IP to unlock success with Agile, Digital, Lean, and other new ways of working to create high-performance organizations. 
54:51
September 27, 2020
Agile Mindset with Gil Broza
This month I was lucky enough to talk with Gil Broza about the importance of an Agile Mindset. Gil is the author of "The Agile Mindset", "The Human Side of Agile", and "Agile for Non Software Teams". He has helped hundreds of teams and leaders become more Agile in their context without reliance on "best practices", frameworks or tools. 
01:00:10
September 20, 2020
Product Management and Innovation with Valerio Zanini
This month I was lucky enough to talk with Valerio Zanini. The CEO of 5D Vision, Author of the 5D Product Framework and the book “Deliver Great Products That Customers Love” Why is this important? Successfully delivering a product that customers love and recommend takes more than just cutting code. Product delivery must be done in a continual and iterative cycle to create validated learning and a deep relationship with the customers you are serving. Here is What You Will Learn The 5D framework that guides you through customer research, all the way through to delivery and learning so you can reinvest that learning back into your product and customer. Sign Up Now You can get your free Comparative Agility account today and begin on your team’s Continuous Improvement journey. About Valerio Zanini After many years of product innovation for companies large and small, our founder, Valerio Zanini, decided to bring his expertise to a new level, challenge himself, and help you solve your biggest problems. Over the span of a career, Valerio built digital products for Fortune 500 companies like Cisco and Capital One; helped several small and medium businesses reinvent their online business strategy; and co-founded Goozex.com, the leading online trading platform for trading of digital media. About Simon Hilton Simon Hilton is an Agile Coach and Teacher that has worked in and guided Agile transformations across a diverse range of organisations. Simon is an empathetic leader and instructor that has trained thousands of people as in Agile mindset, frameworks and transformation.
50:15
July 7, 2020
Agile Marketing with Maria Matarelli and Nic Sementa
This month I was lucky enough to talk with Maria Matarelli and Nic Sementa. They are the authors of the Agile Marketing Academy and believe that marketing can and should keep pace with continual delivery of product. Why is this important? DONE does not stop at production. Some development teams can believe the responsibility of shipping value stops with production, but good communication with customers is necessary. Change is happening faster. Product messaging needs to change with market trends. Be the fast follower and learn about your customers first. Here is What You Will Learn Moving from a sale to a success mindset. Focus less on sales but also on how you can attract those who may not be ready to buy now but ready to buy soon. The four-phase cycle to transform your marketing. Discover the test and learn method that rapidly track the effectiveness of your value proposition in the market. Sign Up Now You can get your free Comparative Agility account today and begin on your team’s Continuous Improvement journey. About Maria Mattarelli Maria Matarelli is a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) who travels the world on one-way tickets consulting and training companies on reaching true agility. In addition to applications of Agile in IT, Maria and her team have been applying Agile to the Marketing realm with incredible results. After founding the Agile Marketing Academy, Maria and a team of experienced trainers are dedicated to bringing Agile outside the normal applications. About Nic Sementa As a serial entrepreneur, Nic Sementa has co-founded a series of companies including nationally distributed college magazine Boosh, a community based artist incubator RGB Lounge, and crowd funding consulting company Minion Werks. With a strong background in advertising and sales, Nic has helped many companies turn small marketing budgets into breakthrough results. About Simon Hilton Simon Hilton is an Agile Coach and Teacher that has worked in and guided Agile transformations across a diverse range of organisations. Simon is an empathetic leader and instructor that has trained thousands of people as in Agile mindset, frameworks and transformation.
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April 20, 2020
Beyond Budgeting with Steve Morlidge
This month I was lucky enough to talk with Steve Morlidge to talk about the Beyond Budgeting. He is an expert in Beyond Budgeting, a financial method that searches for a lot of the same anti fragile outcomes as the Agile manifesto. Why is this important? Yearly budgets are inefficient and wasteful. Trying the forecast your budget for the year is like trying to forecast your roadmap for the year. It will most likely change with new information, so moving to “just enough” planning is less wasteful. Yearly budgeting encourages bad behaviour. Forcing people to allocate dollars before they know what they need it ends up with them asking for too much at the beginning and madly spending before the EOFY. Here is What You Will Learn The six pillars of change. Understand the six pillars that will support your organisation to this more Agile financial method. The Beyond Budgeting iterative method. See the cycle that manages failure within boundaries and allow for a greater opportunity for growth and learning. Sign Up Now You can get your free Comparative Agility account today and begin on your team’s Continuous Improvement journey. About Steve Morlidge Steve Morelidge is the author of ‘The Little Book of Beyond Budgeting: A New Operating System for Organisations’ and ‘The Little Book of Operational Forecasting’ in 2018. As well as being the Development Director for CatchBull, he currently a member of the Beyond Budgeting Institute’s core team. About Simon Hilton Simon Hilton is an Agile Coach and Teacher that has worked in and guided Agile transformations across a diverse range of organisations. Simon is an empathetic leader and instructor that has trained thousands of people as in Agile mindset, frameworks and transformation.
01:06:23
April 11, 2020
Agile leadership with Peter Moreno
This month I was lucky enough to sit down and talk with Peter Moreno to talk about the Agile Leadership Framework. This framework combines Agile principles with Integral Theory to equip leaders with a more wholistic view of the world and empower their teams to succeed. Why is this important? Great leaders empower the team. While there is a lot said about the development team in Agile, there is still a need for great leaders to create positive environments for teams to thrive. Leaders need a wholistic and integrated view to lead through change. Change is pervasive, so if a leader is to be effective, then they need to consider how decisions and events affect all levels of their organisation. Here is What You Will Learn The Four domains of an Agile leader. Understand the four levels that every Agile leader must inhabit to serve their team and deliver results. The behaviors of successful Agile leaders. More than just theory, the Agile Leaders framework gives clear behaviours that leaders can engage in to improve their organisation. Sign Up Now You can get your free Comparative Agility account today and begin on your team’s journey of Inspired Teams. About Peter Moreno Peter Moreno is an Agile coach and the founder of the Integral Agile Institute. His interest in bringing a more authentic approach to leadership inspired him to develop the Agile Leadership framework. About Simon Hilton Simon Hilton is an Agile Coach and Teacher that has worked in and guided Agile transformations across a diverse range of organisations. Simon is an empathetic leader and instructor that has trained thousands of people as in Agile mindset, frameworks and transformation.
01:15:45
April 4, 2020
Agile Distributed Teams with Johanna Rothman and Mark Kilby
This month I was lucky enough to sit down and talk with Johanna Rothman and Mark Kilby , the authors of the book “From Chaos to Successful Distributed Agile Teams: Collaborate to Deliver”. Distributed agile teams have a terrible reputation. They don’t deliver “on time,” and too often, they don’t deliver what the customer needs. However, most agile teams have at least one remote team member. And, agile approaches are here to stay. Why is this important? Distributed teams are becoming more normal. With the global nature of business and the recent need to be remote because of pandemic, businesses need to be remote friendly to survive and attract the best talent. Distributed teams need to be intentional. Sometimes culture and work practices evolve organically in an organisation, but in distributed teams it needs to be intentional and maintained to avoid isolation and misalignment. Here is What You Will Learn How important collaboration and communication is to any team. Making a team distributed will amplify the collaboration and communication skills of the team, so understand how well your team has formed first. The eight principles of distributed agile teams. Drive clarity and communication by seeing the main pitfalls that Agile distributed teams fall into and how they can be avoided. Sign Up Now You can get your free Comparative Agility account today and begin on your team’s journey of Inspired Team
01:03:02
March 14, 2020
High-Performance Teams with Richard Kasperowski
High Performance Teams This month I was lucky enough to sit down and talk with Richard Kasperowski, the author of two books, High-Performance Teams: The Foundations and The Core Protocols: A Guide to Greatness. We talked about his framework for high performance teams and how it brings a practical set of behaviours to some concepts we have talked about previously. Why is this important Teams need the tools to effectively communicate at speed.  Helping teams establish a set of communication tools and emotional intelligence establishes a trust-based environment. Teams and Culture drive your organisation Trust based environments allow team members to devote all their energies to customer value and improved business performance. Here is What You’ll Learn What a great team looks like.  We have teams all around us but the best ones all have a few things in common. Team Emotional Intelligence and Psychological Safety.  Why these two concepts are so important for teams to be cohesive and drive real value in and out of the organisation. The six building blocks of High Performance Teams.  Learn the six distinctive areas that your team can focus on to build rapport and trust through explicit behaviours. Sign Up Now You can get your free Comparative Agility account today and begin on your team’s journey of Inspired Teams. About Richard Kasperowski Richard Kasperowski is an author, teacher, speaker, and coach focused on team building and high-performance teams. Richard is the author of two books, High-Performance Teams: The Foundations and The Core Protocols: A Guide to Greatness, as well as the forthcoming book High-Performance Teams: Core Protocols for Psychological Safety and Emotional Intelligence. He leads clients in building great teams that get great results using the Core Protocols, Agile, and Open Space Technology. Richard created and teaches the class Agile Software Development at Harvard University. About Simon Hilton Simon Hilton is an Agile Coach and Teacher that has worked in and guided Agile transformations across a diverse range of organisations. Simon is an empathetic leader and instructor that has trained thousands of people as in Agile mindset, frameworks and transformation.
59:31
March 5, 2020
Inspired Teams and Team Emotional Intelligence with Dr. Steven B. Wolff
This month I was lucky enough to sit down and talk with Dr. Steven B. Wolff, Author of “Inspired Teams” to talk about how modern teams require a mastery of Emotional Intelligence to be effective in today’s work environment. Why is this important Teams are more than just a sum of individuals. Team cultures have needs that exist greater than the sum of their parts and need tools to enable them to be effective as autonomous groups. Teams and Culture drive your organisation Teams and knowledge work are becoming more autonomous. By empowering them with Emotional Intelligence we create a culture of resilience and excellence. Here is What You’ll Learn The Need for a Emotional Intelligence at the team level. Understand the shifts in team culture and the business landscape that requires teams to navigate emotions around uncertainty and failure. The difference between Team Emotional Intelligence and Individual Emotional Intelligence. Many people are familiar with Emotional Intelligence but we lay out how Team Emotional Intelligence differs in ways you might not expect. The Four Quadrants of Inspired Teams Learn the four key areas to help uplift the Emotional Intelligence of your teams to deal with uncertainty and change. How Team Emotional Intelligence can bring agility to any team. Understand how Inspired Teams blends with Agile concepts so any team to adopt it without the need for frameworks like Scrum etc. Sign Up Now You can get your free Comparative Agility account today and begin on your team’s journey of Inspired Teams.
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December 26, 2019
Agile Team Health and Continuous Improvement with Jorgen Hesselberg
This month I was lucky enough to sit down and talk with Jorgen Hesselberg, the Co Founder of Comparative Agility to talk about how to grow and sustain Continuous Improvement in your organisation. Why is this important Change is no longer optional 52% of Fortune 500 companies have disappeared because of digital disruption. If you want to survive in modern business, then adaption is a key skill to master. People and Culture drive your organisation Teams and knowledge work are becoming more autonomous. By empowering them with a culture of learning and managed risk taking you supercharge their ability to adapt to the market. Here is What You’ll Learn The Need for a Change Culture Understand the shifts in team culture and the business landscape that requires the ability to navigate change at pace. The 6 Step Process For Continuous Improvement We lay out the exact process you can follow to create real change driven by data, people and leadership. The Pillars of Agile Transformation Understand the pillars and which ones are necessary for your Agile teams to operate at a high performance level. Psychological Safety Learn how to create the culture where people feel empowered to raise imperfections and turn them into improvements.
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December 25, 2019
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