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Are we actually a team?

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are we actually a team

When we talk about agile transformation and digital transformation, companies often form new teams or redefine existing ones. Not long after this change, questions such as “Are we actually a team?” often arise among one or more of the teams. In this article, we take a look at some of the reasons a group of… Read more »

Electrical Circuit Retrospective

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eletrical circuit retrospective by knowledge21

Let’s improve our work! How can we do that? Do an Electrical Circuit retrospective helps to brainstorm improvements. Preparation To begin with, draw an electrical circuit. It consists of: Light bulb: our ideas on how to improve our work (process, product, environment, etc.) Resistor: resistance (challenges, problems) to the ideas working Battery: actions that energize… Read more »

“Feelings and Paths” Retrospective

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Many people complain about lack of team engagement in retrospectives. Because of that, the facilitator’s role is to guide the participants to reach the desired results. That means helping the team to create; understanding and accepting them. Therefore, the facilitator also has to be creative. The basic technique “what went well, what didn’t” fails to… Read more »

Five Fingers: A Facilitation Technique

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Five Fingers Have you ever been in a never-ending meeting, discussing things for hours or trying to reach a consensus? It’s stressful, isn’t it? I would like to show you a facilitation technique developed specifically for reaching consensus. But what does consensus mean? Contrary to what many people think, reaching a consensus doesn’t mean achieving… Read more »

Replace documentation with short videos

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Documentation

I like to begin my training sessions by asking those involved in project management what their biggest everyday problems are. I ask the group to list five or six main issues, and there is an issue that never fails to make the list: communication problems. And this directly impacts the documentation process. How many times have… Read more »

P.O. Surprised in the Review? Now what?

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Product Owner

I often hear the following statement in my classes: “At the Sprint Review meeting, the Product Owner accepts or rejects the product increment developed by the team during the Sprint.” Every time I hear this, I stop what we’re doing and start a good conversation with the students to set everything straight. Having worked as… Read more »

Retrospective with Management 3.0: Moving Motivators

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Moving Motivators

The dynamics of Moving Motivators, by Jurgen Appelo, father of Management 3.0, helps managers to learn more about what motivates their team members. Jurgen’s idea while creating this exercise was to provide a tool to reflect on individual motivation and see how organizational change is affecting them.   The Moving Motivators The exercise is simple…. Read more »