One of the things I’ve always been aware of is that I can be quite self-deprecating and critical of myself. If I had 15 things to do, and I got 13 of them done, my focus would be on the two things I did not complete. I would have given myself a hard time about it. However, after a few weeks of applying personal agility and with the help of my accountability partner Torsten Hansen, I started to unlearn this behaviour.Read more “Personal Agility – Bringing kindness to oneself”
As Scrum Masters or Agile-Lean leaders, we sometimes like to bring our work home, or so we think. What if we visualised the work we needed to get done at home every week? We’ve probably experimented with kanban boards on our kitchen walls/fridges, to-do lists for things to do around the house, in the garden and so on. I’ve tried it, successfully many times, but I could never sustain it. Read more “Personal Agility – How I got started”
Ever find that at retrospectives, the team are talking about things that happen outside of the team that affect them?
I once worked with a team, for whom, retrospective after retrospective, the problems the team wanted to highlight or talk about were how other people/teams/the organisation were causing the problems they faced. Of course, because all these problems were due to ‘external’ factors’, there appeared to be very little we could do as a team. This situation occurred time and time again turned into a vicious circle for the team.Read more “Retrospectives and Spheres of Influence”