Stuart Fish

Stuart Fish is an agile coach at improuv engaged in agile methodologies and scrum. With over 20 years experience in management and agile roles working in demanding international environments, Stuart supports teams, project owners and organizations in their agile journey, from start-ups to scaling agile within large organizations.

Stuart is a SAFe Program Consultant (SPC4) and a Certified Enterprise Coach (CEC).

My favourite quote related to implementing frameworks "Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own"  - Bruce Lee :)

Stuart Fish ist partner at improuv GmbH

Blogs

Brain Based Learning – six Trumps and none of them called Donald!

Blogpost vom 16.04.2016

I just had the pleasure of attending a two day workshop on the topic of brain-based learning from Sharon Bowman: Training from the BACK of the room. This had a deep impact on my approach to training, but also sowed many seeds of thought regarding how these principles, approach and example practices can be effectively used in coaching.  In this blog I'll just give you a teaser of what the principles behind "Training from the back of the room" are all about. At the core of the approach are 6 key principles called Tr

Scaled Program Planning from the Trenches

Blogpost vom 08.05.2015

I am a Scaled Agile Framework coach and trainer and it amuses me to sometimes see the blood drain from the faces of Agile practitioners when I say "yeah, I really like SAFe, I´ve learned a lot" :).  The reaction comes from interpretation. The Big Picture really is Big. When I give a Leading SAFe course and ask for feedback at the end, participants often say "Wow, I never knew there was so much in it, I´m really going to need to sit down and think about this".

Pimp up your meetings! - a move "Management Status Update" to Agile Peer Review.

Blogpost vom 20.04.2015

I'm up in the North of Germany supporting a customer improve their Agile practices and their probability of getting a complex multi-platform product out into the market. I´m not allowed to say who they are, but let's just say that they face a range of common challenges and that they plan to enter a competitive international market that places a high value on simplicity and usability.

The French Connection - a business model and prioritization workshop

Blogpost vom 19.05.2014

Last week I had the pleasure of helping a client, IGO SAS, define their business model and prioritize their epics (high level features) for development, allowing them to be able to better explain to investors how they plan to spend "new" money to release value (and start making money for the investors). With the premission of IGO, I´d like to share some feedback from our workshop.

Blog Scot

Blogpost vom 28.01.2014

Greetings from an Agile Scot. After 24 years in Scotland and then 11 in Finland, I settled in Bavaria 10 years ago. I´m excited to have joined improuv as a Senior Agile Consultant and have the opportunity to add my range of international experience to improuv´s professional portfolio. I enjoy understanding and helping organizations evolve to excellence and enabling them to breakdown barriers to create cultures of innovation and creative problem solving.