Category Archives: Teams

Coffee Buddies – Building your internal network.

Recently a couple of us started a culture hack called Coffee Buddies in our department and it’s been amazing to see how it’s progressed and the connections that have been made from it. What is Coffee Buddies? It’s a low … Continue reading

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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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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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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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bikablo – Visual Facilitation

Last week I was fortunate enough to participate in 2 days of bikablo training with Marcel van Hove. What is bikablo? Well as Marcel has kindly put on his website – It’s an easy to learn visual facilitation technique that … Continue reading

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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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Valentines Day themed retrospective 2016

Last year I facilitated a Valentines Day themed retrospective with the team I was working with. This year I’ve started working with a new team, and whilst it was only our second retrospective together I thought it was a good … Continue reading

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Christmas Tree Retrospective 2015

Last Friday we had our final team retrospective for 2015 and given that it’s the festive season we thought it was only fitting to go with a festive theme (similar to last year). How did it work I started off … Continue reading

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