HELPING YOU EMBRACE AGILE WAYS OF WORKING

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My mission is to work with digital delivery managers on agile ways of working so that their teams can excel in work that really matters!

WHAT I DO

Focussed on agile ways of working, I am by your side, helping you move projects and products forward that hit the value mark!

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Let me help you get the best out of your team. Let’s get them delivering the right work in a way that accelerates client happiness.
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Let me guide YOU on how to get your team engaging in agile ways of working that make a positive impact to your business

“Human interactions are complicated but they matter more than any other aspect of the work”

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Hi, I am Alice

I live in a beach town called Hout Bay in Cape Town, South Africa. When I'm not behind the laptop you'll find me jogging up Chapman's Peak, a beautiful road that hugs our stunning coastline. Fueled by my Latin Hits playlist and stunning views, this workout ritual keeps be focused and work-ready!

Over the past twenty years, I’ve been privileged to work across teams: project managers, strategists, user experience experts, developers, designers, copywriters, client service, business development, finance, social media and analytics.

I’ve been part of the production of hundreds of digital projects from smaller ZAR 50k projects up to the bigger ZAR 1million+ projects. I bring a mixed bag of experience from Digital Operations to Digital Project Management to running scrum with project teams.

“Interactions should be easy, confident and warm.”

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I’ve connected with incredible creatives, business owners and entrepreneurs.

I'm self-taught having worked with development teams. I never stop learning and I love enrolling in online courses, attending online webinars and attending various meet-ups.

"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication" - Leonardo Da Vinci

Why I started this business ...

  • Tech Start Ups sometimes need a unicorn. Performing the role of a Scrum Master, Project Manager and sometimes even a Product Owner requires support especially when creating a work flow that will be able to scale.

  • There is no 1 x digital template to fit all digital projects, there is a unique context that accompanies a project or product, figuring out the WHY questions is not always easy to do alone.

  • Scrum Masters often get caught up in the methodology. Project Managers often feel they are glorified administrators. Some of these practices and/or tools used can become stale pretty fast. I will help you to step away from the robotic rituals and change things up to be more "agile" that will end up working better for your customers.

  • Some businesses find it hard to break out of the timesheet equals delivery mindset where the focus should be more on the project or product outcome and creating customer value metrics, let me help you do this.

  • The success of the product is directly linked to the successful uptake by your customers and this is a collective effort from all teams. Lets figure this out together so you can drive the right outcomes.

  • When the team is coming together, frequent closure is important. Teams like succeeding together. Let me help you make the delivery visible.

  • Working with digital gurus when you don't practice their craft yourself is kinda tough. So how can you drive the project/product forward and communicate effectively with one another and work each other's strengths. It takes practice and continuous learning, this is where I can help you with tried and tested exercises to try in your own team sessions.

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"If you want to fly, you have to give up the things that weigh you down." Anonymous

AGILE WAYS OF WORKING - WORKSHOP 1 & 2 ZAR 12000 for both workshops


DESIGNED FOR:

  • Digital Delivery Managers and their respective delivery team


DOES THE COMPANY YOU WORK FOR ...

  • Feel that a “shake up” in their current “ways of working” could fuel positive outcomes for its customers
  • Believe in the ability of their team to design meaningful ways of working
  • Have a leadership team who buy into agile frameworks and want their teams to adopt these frameworks
  • Encourage creativity and ideation
  • In the early stage of working more agile and who want their teams learning accelerated
  • Teams no bigger than 12 people


OUTCOME:

Agile ways of working HIT LIST to action. At least 2-3 hit list items will have a basic framework pinned down.

WORKSHOP 1:

Agile Ways of Working Discovery Workshop

How agile in our ways of working are we right now?

OUTCOME:
A hit list of items which aim to bring more agility into the way we work

This 3 hour workshop includes:

  • Prior to workshop:
    30 minute zoom session with myself and your team leader to run you through the workshop framework in more detail.
  • Actual workshop: Me – Alice – I’ll facilitate the 3 hr workshop
    • Opening Intro
    • Slide Presentation: A basic introduction to agile and agile principles
    • Emoji exercise – print out – silent session where each person completes a multiple choice emoji statement sheet that looks at “agile ways of working”
    • Emoji exercise – The full team now collectively plots all individual results onto 1 x cohesive display wall
    • Debate the emoji emergence and identify a hit list of “ways of working” you want to further define in Workshop2


* All materials provided


Post workshop:

  • Photo’s snapped and shared over email ahead of Workshop 2

WORKSHOP 2:
Agile Ways of WorkingCreation Workshop

Let’s co-create some ways of working that creates maximum impact for the business

OUTCOME:
Basic framework for at least 2-3 defined ways of working

This 3 hour workshop includes:

  • Prior to workshop:
    30 minute zoom session with myself and your team leader to run you through the workshop framework in more detail.
  • Actual workshop: Me – Alice – I’ll facilitate the 3 hr workshop
    • Opening Intro based off what was highlighted as the hit list from Workshop 1
    • Slide Presentation: Visual examples of “ways of working”
    • Split the team into groups - where they design their respective ways of working frameworks
    • Team presents their frameworks to the group for feedback
    • Next step action list of any outstanding frameworks still needed to be put together (what, who, when)

* All materials provided

  • Post workshop:
    Photo’s snapped and shared over email

AGILE BOUNCING PARTNER - 3 MONTHS Post Workshops ZAR 7500 for 3 months

WHAT YOU GET:

I will actively check-in with your delivery managers on how they are embracing agile ways of working in the business and with them determine the "customer value" impact. I will drive agile rituals & continuous improvement game plans to drive customer value experienced on the ground.

RETAINER INCLUDES:

Beginning of the month:
1 x hour zoom meeting with your delivery manager - an "agile focused ways of working” TOPIC will be decided for the month

During the month:
Suggestion box
Alice to share ideas with Delivery Manager on infiltrating the "topic" into actionable take-aways be it an idea for an exercise, a video to share with the team - something tangible for delivery manager to try out with their respective team.

 

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AGILE WAYS OF WORKING MARY POPPINS RETAINER

Starting from ZAR 39000


RETAINER DESIGNED FOR:

  • Digital Project Managers needing some guidance / help to accelerate learning on the job and have practical guidance on the ground
  • Scrum Masters needing to inject some spice into their stand ups, sprint planning and retrospectives
  • Unicorn roles wearing the hat of scrum master and project manager and product owner battling to keep their heads above water and needing some guidance on setting up some winning ways of working


INCLUDED:

  • Initial face2face session where you’ll complete an online questionnaire relating to your role and “agile ways of working” challenges
  • I’ll attend meetings with you as your plus one, digesting how things roll out pre, during and post the meeting
  • I’ll arm you with relevant templates and ideas ahead of important check in meetings to ensure you get what you need from the sessions
  • I’ll run some ice breakers in selected meetings to make the team feel comfortable and to help you create a space where ideas and feedback is encouraged
  • I’ll keep you grounded on “agile ways of working” that matter
  • I’ll be a zoom call away for immediate, yikes, how do we solve this “way of working” item
  • I'll give you some direction around processes / rituals to consider implementing to drive delivery on projects

Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life

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Let’s Chat

Let's chat further so I can get a good idea what you are needing and how I can help. So schedule in a time and day to chat with me (on skype or zoom) and let’s grab that cup of coffee.

The bend in the road is not the end of the road unless you refuse to take the turn. - Anonymous.

CLIENT FEEDBACK

We set up a work flow that enables us to provide our clients with a working demo in just 24 x hours. Before they had to wait anywhere between 4 and 12 weeks.
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We were spending 5 hours a week in unnecessary meetings, we’ve freed up an entire extra week day to be more productive!
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Excited for another week where I actually look forward to coming to the office and working with my team.
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We have already completely changed our company culture, people like what they do and everyone is much happier and it reflects in the quality of their work. Thank You!
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I loved speaking openly about issues as a team and discussing solutions to fix them.
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It was very interesting to see the different opinions from the team - this provided me with great insight and I’ve identified some training sessions that we urgently need to set up.
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It got me energized about my work again and thinking creatively about problems and possible solutions.
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Post the workshop, a few months in and we have been able to now have a project delivery task tool that works for everyone!

got some questions?

Do you only work “virtually”?

No, I live in Cape Town, South Africa. For companies in South Africa needing some face to face time , yes, we can make this happen. Companies outside of South Africa, let’s chat, or meet, especially if you’re in the Seychelles 🙂 My work location varies between co-working spaces, offices, my home office and creative coffee houses.

What companies do you work with?

Companies who have or need a dedicated team of digital deliverers.
I work with teams of 3+ people.
I love businesses with entrepreneurial spirit – so –

  • Tech start ups with an investment backing. (Industries: agriculture, beauty, health, jewelry, travel, transport, daily improvement tools, marketing tools, subscription apps, food, beverages, events).
  • Tech product businesses who require ongoing product development (Industries: agriculture, beauty, health, jewelry, travel, transport, daily improvement tools, marketing tools, subscription apps, food, beverages, events).
  • Digital Advertising Agencies 
  • Brands with in-house digital teams 
What are your payment terms?

50% upfront and 50% on completion of agreed to package . For clients outside of South Africa, we can use PayPal.

What time zone do you work in?

South African time (UTC+2)  – other countries working to the same if not similar time zones – Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Equatorial Guinea, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom and more .

When will you start and finish my custom package?

It depends on the job requirement, feedback loops and a bunch of other things, but we’ll work together to figure out an acceptable start and end date and how we can work in a fluid and simple way.

How many clients do you work with simultaneously?

For the Mary Poppins Retainer I work with 1 x business at a time. I suggest a retainer of at least 3 months to see a good return.

lets get in touch