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#AgileAdvent - Week 1

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By Abi Walker | 7 December 2018

Throughout December, the Agile Business Consortium is counting down to Christmas day with The Agile Advent Calendar!

Members and friends of the Consortium have come together in the Christmas spirit to share 24 agility tips which are being published daily on Twitter, Linkedin, and Facebook, using the hashtag #AgileAdvent. 

Just like a chocolate advent calendar, we will offering a piece of our Agile Advent calendar every day in the lead up to Christmas!

Follow us on social media, and share your own Agile tips with us, using the hashtag #AgileAdvent. You might even see yours appearing at a later date.


1st December

Our first tip is by our International Marketing & Relationships Manager, Tamsin Fox-Davies. MoSCoW is a valuable agile tool, and it can even come in useful at Christmas!

Take a look at our blog, to learn how to prioritise the MoSCoW way.

Day 1 - moscow prioritisation


2nd December

Our second tip is from our Marketing Executive, Emily Ruffle. Have a read of this article, Perfection is not a Requirement, to learn more.

#AgileAdvent - perfection over quality


3rd December

Starting off the first Monday in December, we got in touch with our emotions and have some advice from our whitepaper on The Principles of Agile leadership. Read the full whitepaper here

#AgileAdvent - emotion is a foundation


4th December

Tuesday's agile tip is given by Richard Pharro, CEO of APMG International, an award-winning examination institute, and the certification body for AgilePM and many of our other qualifications. Take Richard's advice, and think agile when doing your last minute Christmas shopping.

#AgileAdvent - agile shop


5th December

Wednesday's tip is by our International and Membership Coordinator, Rachel Mclinn. But why is it so important to motivate your team? Well, not only does it make for a happier workplace, but it increases productivity and enables the team to achieve much higher levels of quality. Read more about People, Teams and Interactions in section 14 of The DSDM Agile Project Framework, which can be viewed online.

#AgileAdvent - motivated team


6th December

Thursday's agile tip was from Vic Page, Founding Partner of Actineo Consulting LLP, who are part of the Consortium partner programme. It's true - having a face-to-face conversation is one of the most effective methods of conveying information within a team.

#AgileAdvent - face to face communication


7th December

To end the first week of our #AgileAdvent calandar, the team at Radtac shared this tip about agile leaders. Agile Leadership is essential if an organisation is to effect true Agile business change. Our white paper on Culture and Leadership discusses how the concepts of Communication, Commitment and Collaboration are key.

#AgileAdvent - seniority


If you have any agile tips, please be sure to share them with us! Comment below or email them directly to

Keep an eye on our social media for the next week of #AgileAdvent!


About Abi Walker: 

Abi Walker is the Content Manager and Events Coordinator for the Consortium. She is based at our HQ in Ashford, Kent. In her spare time, she enjoys walking her English Springer Spaniel, visiting tea shops, attending car shows, and hanging upside down at pole fitness.

You can find Abi on Linkedin.


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