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Agile Sports: What Can We All Learn From Leicester City?

20-May-2016 11:00:00 Agile sports Agile outside IT

Okay, here’s the admission up front. I am a Leicester City fan and I could not miss the (once in a lifetime) opportunity to write a blog that references my football team on the back of their biggest ever achievement!


In fact, let’s be clear. What Leicester City have done is possibly the biggest sporting achievement, in any sport, solo or team, EVER. If you don’t believe me, just wait for the Hollywood movie, because I guarantee it is coming.


For those of you not interested in football, I appreciate that your eyes could be already rolling into the back of your head. But whether or not you are a football fan, a partial observer or someone who thinks kicking a pig’s bladder ‘round a field is utterly pointless, there are lessons to be learnt from Leicester’s achievement.

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All Aboard to Trim, Tack, Inspect and Adapt - Sailing the Agile Way

02-Oct-2015 12:00:00 Agile sports Agile outside IT Agile

I’ve spent the last 26 years in IT and business transformation and have recently joined Radtac as Head of Public Sector. During my relatively short time with them I have come to realise that you can draw many parallels between Agile and your life experiences. Below, I will share with you a personal story about sailing and particularly what my daughter made me realise.

After a twenty-year hiatus from any serious sailing following the completion of my Yacht Master qualification at Cowes, the bug has bitten me again following a couple of very enjoyable boating activities this year.

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The Agile Golfing Manifesto

21-Aug-2015 16:30:00 Agile sports Culture Agile manifesto Agile

I have recently taken up playing golf again.

I’m not really sure what made me make this rash decision, maybe it's because I’ve just turned 53 and need some exercise, maybe it's because I’ve decided being a CEO isn’t stressful enough and I need something else to worry about; maybe it’s just because I secretly like wearing loud trousers.

I don’t really know.

What I do know is that now I’ve started to take golf semi-seriously, I’ve suddenly realized how complicated the game is. I keep expecting an epiphany when I’ll start playing like Jack Nicklaus, but instead I keep going out and playing more like Jacques Tati!

What have I learned from this experience?

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