Author Archives: jayhyett

A thought on home run releases

The same goes for releasing software. Whilst big bang releases can deliver a home run from a marketing point of view, they often can carry lots of risk in bringing them to market. Even the possibility of striking out. Small … Continue reading

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The Disneyland Jungle Cruise Secret Map

The Jungle Cruise at Disneyland is a family classic, and was a massive hit on our recent trip to the magic kingdom. Located in Adventureland the Jungle Cruise take you on a guided tour through Asia, Africa and South America … Continue reading

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Christmas themed retrospective 2016

Over the past few years I’ve run a Christmas themed retrospective when we reach the final sprint of the year. This year I’m working across a number of small teams in a program so we had to scale the Christmas … Continue reading

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Baseball themed retrospective

Earlier this month the Chicago Cubs won their first World Series in 108 years, a truely amazing sporting moment. This made me think that I shouldn’t wait 108 years to try a baseball themed retrospective. A couple of weeks ago … Continue reading

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He-man and the Masters of the Universe 

I recently introduced my kids (6 & 3 years old) to one of my favourite tv series from when I was a kid, He-man and the Masters of the Universe. As a kid I remember waking up early on a … Continue reading

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Peer Introduction Game

Today was the end of our sprint and rather than running our usual retrospective we decided to mix things up a bit and play a game. We’ve had a number of new starters in our team recently so I thought … Continue reading

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When you want me but no longer need me, then I have to go.

“When you need me but do not want me, then I must stay. When you want me but no longer need me, then I have to go” – Emma Thompson as Nanny McPhee I really love this quote from a … Continue reading

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Thirsty work at Disneyland 

My family and I just spent an amazing fun filled week at Disneyland in Anaheim in Southern California. Right now it’s the end of summer and the temperature was around the mid to low 30’s (celsius) each day we visited … Continue reading

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Preparing for our next Inspect and Adapt using the Sails and Anchors Retrospective Format

In a few weeks time I’m facilitating a program level retrospective (Inspect and Adapt) with around 60-80 people invited to attend. I’m planning to use the Sails and Anchors format by splitting the room into small focus groups (max 10 … Continue reading

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My slides from LAST conference 2016

Just want to say thanks to everyone who came along to my talk over the past 2 days at LAST conference. Also a big thank you to everyone who supported me in pulling this talk together, in particular the people (and … Continue reading

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