Category Archives: Digital

Give me a hoot

In the last couple of teams I’ve worked with we’ve had some time critical projects to deliver with extremely tight deadlines to hit. As a Scrum Master or Coach during times like these you need to bring a little something … Continue reading

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One Word – A great way to check-in and see how people are feeling

Do you have members of your team that are often quiet or say very little in meetings, workshops or retrospectives, even though you know they could provide good input to the conversation? I’ve experienced this recently with a team I’ve … Continue reading

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Australian Rules Football Themed Retrospective 

Its currently the business end of the AFL season (Australian Rules Football) with the Preliminary Finals set to take place this weekend. The winners of those games will face off in the Australian version of the SuperBowl – the AFL … Continue reading

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Pitfall Themed Retrospective

Do you remember the classic 80’s video game Pitfall? Pitfall was released by Activision in 1982 and is one of the all time highest selling game for the Atari 2600, amassing over 4 millions copies sold. The Atari 2600 was … Continue reading

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Ice Hockey Themed Retrospective

Yesterday we had our team retrospective and we were lucky enough to have our Head of Technology join us which was fantastic. Claudia is a Canadian and as most of the people from that part of the world she is … Continue reading

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Cricket Themed Retrospective Revisited

I was thinking of a different themed retrospective for one of the teams I’ve been working with recently. We’ve been together for roughly three months and majority of the retrospectives we’ve had have been following the what’s working, what’s not … Continue reading

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Submarine Themed Retrospective

Agile Australia was a couple of weeks ago and one of the key note speakers was David Marquet. David is a retired U.S. Navel Captain of the nuclear powered submarine the USS Santa Fe and the author of the Turn … Continue reading

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Finishing retrospectives with a positive vibe

We run our team retrospective on a Friday afternoon and it’s usually the last thing we do as a team before we start our weekends. To ensure that everyone has the opportunity to start their weekend in a positive way … Continue reading

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The Story Graveyard

Do you have user stories hanging out in your backlog that seem to always get deprioritised at planning meetings? As a team with a semi operational function to it we have this problem quite reguarly, with stories that don’t fall … Continue reading

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Did you really take time off from work on your holidays?

This article in The Age caught my attention yesterday as it’s actually something I’ve been quite conscious about recently. Did you really take time off from work on your holidays?¬† http://www.theage.com.au/executive-style/management/did-you-really-take-time-off-from-work-on-holidays-20150118-12s140.html Late last year I decided to remove my work … Continue reading

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