Tag Archives: Teams

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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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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