Tag Archives: People

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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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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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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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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One Last Word

In my last post I wrote about a check-in activity that I’ve been running with my teams recently called One Word. Over the past few weeks this activity has continued to work really well at the start of our retrospectives. … Continue reading

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