Category: Remote Collaboration

4 September 2019 / Agile & Scrum
How to run multi-site Scrum events without tooling?

Today I am frequently working with larger organisations and continually have to deal with people in different locations across the country or globe. This kind of context brings its own challenges and many people hope to find solutions in tooling and so did I, but hey, did I think wrong! Before going into running multi-site events, a bit of context on team setup and the need for...

21 February 2018 / Remote Collaboration
Remote legacy coderetreat

A few weeks ago I had the amazing opportunity to facilitate several in-company legacy coderetreats for one of our clients together with the software craftsperson exatraordinair Koen Metsu. I still believe this is an extremely powerful training format to help people to get into practising babystep refactoring and test automation. One of the sessions was with 18 people of which none were physically close to...

27 September 2017 / Agile & Scrum
3 Little pigs retro for Distributed teams

3 Little pigs Retro for Distributed teams Object of Play Finding out new insights and points to improve by looking at the current solution in a way that guides thinking in very brittle to rock sloid components. This version is an adaptation of the 3 little pigs retrospective in the excellent Fun Retrospectives book (www.funretrospectives.com) . This online version is suited for distributed teams. The...

13 September 2017 / Agile & Scrum
The Po’s Nightmare : A distributed Retro

Do you follow a PO that takes on a lot of responsibilities and can get all the help he can get from the team? Why not put him in the center of your next reflection? The steps presented here are ideally suited to having distributed team reflect on his role and suggest ways to improve. Object of Play Finding out new insights and points to...

16 August 2017 / Agile & Scrum
Mission impossible futurespective for distributed teams

We love to also give our followers tools to improve their agile toolbox. Here's a nice technique that you can easily modify to use with distributed teams. Let's discover it together. Object of Play Finding out new insights about a current project by pushing boundaries and thinking outside of constraints. This version is an adaptation of the Mission Impossible game from the excellent Game Storming...

12 March 2015 / Engaging Workshops & Meetings
Collaborative workshops from the beach

Or distributed workshops from different locations... Your seat is waiting next to mine... During my career I had to facilitate a lot of Agile retrospectives and other collaborative workshops with people sitting in different offices, countries, continents,... and as such had a huge interest in the first Belgian conference on "remote working". I was looking for new tools, new techniques, new tips & tricks and...