I Don’t Think it’s Agile you Hate

Nate AdamsAgile, UncategorizedLeave a Comment

I have a lot of great memories of my grandmother. She was kind, extremely patient, and a wonderful role model. In addition to those more intangible qualities, she also baked a mean cookie. When I’d visit her, if I caught that heavenly scent as I approached the front door, I knew it was going to be a good day. She … Read More

Intrapreneur Academy: Agile Quarter Recap

Aaron HornAgile, Corporate InnovationLeave a Comment

A group of people sit at white tables in a well lit room. One person, a man, is standing and holding a piece of paper.

Last week’s workshop on What Our Customers Need and Want wrapped up the Agile quarter for the inaugural Intrapreneur Academy cohort. Following the workshop, the cohort had a lunch and learn session with Collective Data, a company working on their own Agile transformation, and held a group retro over the entire quarter. What Our Customers Need and Want — Nate Adams The … Read More

Intrapreneur Academy: Embracing Change Recap

Aaron HornAgile, Corporate InnovationLeave a Comment

Four people sit at a table with various papers and coffee mugs. They are listening to a speaker at an Intrapreneur Academy workshop.

“Welcoming” and “harnessing” are words seldom used when talking about responding to change in business. If you follow Agile principles, however, that’s exactly how you’re supposed to react to change — by embracing it with open arms. In this week’s Intrapreneur Academy workshop, “Embracing Change,” the cohort learned how to harness change for their competitive advantage instead of “managing” or “enduring” it. … Read More

Who Should I Send to Intrapreneur Academy?

Aaron HornAgile, Corporate InnovationLeave a Comment

Four people sit at desks during a workshop. They are smiling.

NewBoCo’s Intrapreneur Academy is a year-long program designed to help organizations of all types kick-start their innovation journey with in-depth trainings, immersive tours, and more on NewBoCo’s four innovation competencies: agile, culture, methods, and strategy. In Intrapreneur Academy, an organization sends a team of 3–8 people through as a team to learn more about these innovation competencies to inspire larger … Read More

Intrapreneur Academy: Intro to Agile & Geonetric Tour Recap

Aaron HornAgile, Corporate InnovationLeave a Comment

Linda Barnes (left) leads a tour through Geonetric's open office plan

The inaugural Intrapreneur Academy started their quarter on Agile on Wednesday, April 25th with introductory workshops led by NewBoCo’s Agile Coach, Nate Adams, an immersive tour of Geonetric, and a Q&A session with Geonetric CEO, Linda Barnes. Intro to Agile — Nate Adams Agile work practices are taking organizations dealing with and within the modern world by storm. While many Agile principles … Read More

Ask the Agile Pros: What is Agile?

Aaron HornAgile, Corporate InnovationLeave a Comment

Hey Agile Pros, I keep seeing Agile this and Agile that, but what exactly is Agile? Everything I read just confuses me more. There’s so much jargon and corporate speak that I don’t understand. What is Agile, and is it right for my company and my team? Sincerely, A Total Agile Novice I totally get where you’re coming from Novice. ... Read More

Improving Agile Teams – The Power of Honest Conversations

Nate AdamsAgileLeave a Comment

“We’ve stopped doing Retrospectives. They’re boring and nothing ever came out of them anyway.” If I had a nickel for every time I’ve heard someone say something like this, I’d have a pretty nice little pile of nickels. I couldn’t retire yet, but I could definitely get popcorn at the movies. One of the simplest, tangible benefits of Agile is ... Read More

Scrum and Fighter Pilots

Molly MonkAgile, ScrumLeave a Comment

A picture of the United State Air Force's F-86 Sabre fighter jet. This picture shows the bubble design of the cockpit.
I come from a heavily military family. Both of my parents, my sister, both of my grandpas, and many more of my family members stretching back generations were all in the military. Like most military families, one of our favorite pastimes is ribbing other military groups. Due to their stereotypical (and often true!) lack of humility, fighter pilots were an ... Read More