Category: Engaging Workshops & Meetings

21 August 2019 / Agile & Scrum
An Effective Sprint Planning? Do it the Fish!y way!

Choosing how you will walk through your day, having fun with your colleagues and clients, actively listen and participating in collaborations, and ensuring others also have a great day. I have written a short story a while ago about the basics of the Fish! Philosophy for being an outstanding team member. In another blog post, I covered how this can make your Sprint Retrospective more effective. Now...

1 August 2019 / Agile & Scrum
An Effective Sprint Retrospective? Do it the Fish!y way!

Choosing how you will walk through your day, having fun with your colleagues and clients, actively listen and participating in collaborations, and ensuring others also have a great day. I have written a short story a while ago about the basics of the Fish! Philosophy for being an outstanding team member. Now let’s have a look at how this could fit within a Scrum Team. Even more...

22 May 2019 / Engaging Workshops & Meetings
Go Fish! A philosophy for being an outstanding team member.

Tuesday morning. 5AM. Alarm clock goes off. Some clouds in the sky. Driving my son to the swimming pool so he can start his training at 5:45 sharp. Continuing the drive towards a client to facilitate a training. 6:45 Traffic jam. Drizzle. 7:45 arrived. 9:00 Training to be started. Not all participants arrived. Waiting for another 5 minutes. Kick-off. Now, it was a great day....

17 April 2019 / Agile & Scrum
What if you would Ask Your Team? Invitation based change

Senior management announces “we go agile”, and nobody in your team has any clue why or how. Sounds familiar? Of course they are right. They are the leaders. They should know the way forward. No? Probably they have heard from another company X, probably even of one of their colleagues/friends in their (LinkedIN) network, that framework Y works - Spotify is very popular these days...

3 April 2019 / Agile & Scrum
Estimating a backlog of 100 items in 1 hour? Challenge accepted.

The situation The agile team was working in a still mostly project-based environment. Over the period of several months, they had created backlog items, both with nice business value and also items to get rid of some technical debt they had piled up, getting to a situation where they had about 125 backlog items, of which only a dozen were estimated and refined, ready for...

20 March 2019 / Agile & Scrum
How LEGO® can help you facilitate self-designing teams

Yes, you read that correctly: we’ll use LEGO® to support people in designing their own team structure(s). As Einstein once said: “Play is the highest form of research”. What you want people to do when designing their own teams is to research different possibilities, and decide on the best setup for them to accomplish their mission. Giving people the space to create their own team...