Category: Distributed-working

Agile and Lean, Communities of practice, Culture, Distributed-working

Networks, Serendipity and the flow of ideas

A venn diagram showing a beaver with a guitar and a duck with a keyboard creating a duckbilled platypus playing a keytar

Reading Time: 7 minutes I gave a talk at SEACON recently building on top of my previous blog post about assisted serendipity. I wanted to share the ideas in that talk here as it is very relevant to the current times. This long post covers why serendipity is essential and how we can create opportunities for it to happen, …

Distributed-working

Daily Outside Photo: Adding a bit of humanness to your Slack group

Autumnal forest

Reading Time: 3 minutes A quick post to share something that makes me smile. A slack* channel, yes another one, but it is one worth having. Many of us are working from home, one of the challenges that come with this is leaving the house. It’s important to get outside to take a break, get some air and move …

Distributed-working, Tools

My good looking video conferencing set up

Reading Time: 2 minutes On most of my recent calls, someone has asked me about my home video set up because it looks good. I’m writing this quick post so when it next happens, I can point them here. I have been working from home on and off for the last few years, but only when the pandemic stopped …

Agile and Lean, Distributed-working

Quick icebreakers for online meetings, (that don’t suck)

Reading Time: 4 minutes Icebreakers seem to have lots of people squirming in their seats, me included. There is a lot of benefit to running them well and downsides when they are not. This post covers why do them and shares some that have gone well for me in the past. I have been running an online lean coffee …

Agile and Lean, Distributed-working, diversity

Agile in the Ether’s first remote conference

Agile in the Ether tweet: I’m thinking about running a small remote one day conference, a mix of short talks and unconference style sessions. Maybe in May - does that sound like a good thing?

Reading Time: 6 minutes I run a remote meet-up called Agile in the Ether. A while back I asked twitter followers if I should extend it out to a conference and they said yes, so I did and it was great. This is what happened and what I learnt. Remote meeting is a hot topic, remote meet-ups and conferences …

Agile and Lean, Distributed-working, Public Speaking

Agile in the Ether, a remote meetup

Reading Time: 2 minutes I have a habit of bringing people and communities together, this means I can’t seem to help myself setting up or getting involved in running meetups (my current count is at six*). Faced with not enough time to devote to my existing meetup, I naturally decided to start a new one. This time a remote …

Agile and Lean, Distributed-working, Public Speaking, Tools

A decent remote show and tell set up

Reading Time: 4 minutes Many organisations work with dispersed teams or stakeholders, so there must be an easy way to do an engaging remote show and tell, surely… right? I couldn’t find one, this post is the result of my research to find my own and a guide for others.