Regardless of what we discover, we understand and truly believe that everyone did the best job they could, given what they knew at the time, their skills and abilities, the resources available, and the situation at hand. and in German: Egal was wir heute herausfinden, wir wissen und glauben ernsthaft, dass jeder sein bestes gegeben… Continue reading The Retrospective Prime Directive
Birgit and I held a workshop at Agile Development Practices in Potsdam. Here is our presentation:
The slides from my presentation in the startup track at Droidcon Berlin 2013 are here: Combining Disciplined Execution with Continuous Innovation
My ebook “Enterprise Scrum Transitions” (with Stefan Roock), based on our well received session at the Barcelona Scrum Gathering, is available here: http://enterprisescrum.de It’s a free download and available in mobi, epub and pdf formats so all leading readers are supported.
Making the Entire Organization Agile Learn the Biggest Secret in Management Today I am delighted to announce a very special event in Berlin. On July 9th-11th, Stephen Denning will be leading this workshop drawing on his award-winning book, “The Leader’s Guide to Radical Management”, his path-breaking work in leadership storytelling and long managerial background as… Continue reading Radical Management Workshop in Berlin with Stephen Denning
1. Putting Most of their Energy Into Avoiding Getting Blamed The main objective for some managers is to avoid getting blamed for a problem. The result is that they reduce transparency and that decision makers are not able to make rational decisions because the information that they get is misleading. This is a deep cultural… Continue reading 10 Mistakes that (some) Managers Make
Cartoon Story Board (also called Comic Story Board) is one of my favourite creativity techniques and it can be used to good effect in retrospectives. I have used it in the “setting the stage” phase of retrospectives to help a team to frame the key question to be tackled during the retrospective, and for helping… Continue reading Using the Cartoon Story Board Technique in Retrospectives
As Scrum practitioners, we are used to short and sharp retrospectives at the end of each Sprint. Sprint retrospectives, taking 1-2 hours, can yield valuable results, enabling the Scrum team to improve its process. Typically these retrospectives yield lots of ideas, which are then prioritised and only the top 2-3 are actually actioned. I If… Continue reading The Anatomy of a Release Retrospective
Back in April I attended the wonderful Retrospective Facilitators Gathering in the equally wonderful Taos, New Mexico. During the final evening I recorded a podcast with many of the gathering’s participants. The podcast took the form of an informal round table discussion and the topics included looking back at the gathering, externalizing thinking and group/collective learning.… Continue reading Podcast from Retrospective Facilitators Gathering in Taos, New Mexico
The slides for my talk at AgileCE on sustainable Scrum transitions – “Making Scrum Stick” are available here. Many thanks to the organisers for a fantastic conference and to many people for the great discussions in person and via twitter.