Category: Tools

Some tools that I have created for myself and others to use for their own projects and programmes. These are released under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

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, Communities of practice, Tools

Facilitation feedback tool

Facilitation tool

Reading Time: < 1 minute Feedback is one of the most powerful influences on learning and achievement Helen Timperley and John Hattie Many of us facilitate workshops or agile habits regularly and we know if a workshop has gone well if the outcomes are useful. There are also lots of elements of facilitation that we don’t often get feedback on. …

Communities of practice, Tools

Posters to show how awesome communities of practice are

Community of practice posters

Reading Time: < 1 minute If you regularly read my blog, then you will know that communities of practice are my specialist subject and core to a lot of the work that I do. I help lots of organisations who are building their specialist skills in digital and agile delivery and those communities form an essential foundation for just that. …

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.

Agile and Lean, Tools

Tips for using Trello effectively

Reading Time: 3 minutes I’ve been using Trello for a few years, both for personal projects and with teams. I love how simple it is to use, which makes it easy to use in the way that works for you. The downside of this is that some teams struggle with knowing where to start, this post is about showing …

Agile and Lean, Tools

The Team Onion: A short (free) ebook

Reading Time: < 1 minute After my talk and post in May, I have now turned the Team Onion (formally the Agile Team Onion) into a free ebook. The Team Onion model is a way of helping collaboration between Agile teams and the rest of your organisation, to lead to successful delivery. It’s a short book (around 3000 words) and …

Agile and Lean, Tools

A tool for visualising business risk and scheduling

Risk radar chart

Reading Time: < 1 minute I’ve just spent a week in Vienna at David J Anderson’s coaching masterclass, a 5 day look into organisational change and modern management with Kanban. One of the subjects we spent some time looking at was managing risk and using different values to understand how to schedule work. This exercise creates criteria that decision makers can agree to, which …

Tools

Lots of love for all the wonderful WordPress plugin developers

Reading Time: 2 minutes When I’m not working (or taking photos of shop fronts), I run a community website for people in Hackney called Yeah! Hackney. My reason for posting is to big up some of the wonderful plugins that help make it happen.

Agile and Lean, Tools

A Tool for tracking Kanban projects (that you can cut out and keep)

Reading Time: 2 minutes I have been looking around for the right digital tool that will support my physical project wall. I want something that allows me easily to back up information for reference, but more importantly outputs the useful metrics that are important for continuous improvement.

Tools

IFTTT and it’s new channels

Reading Time: < 1 minute IFTTT sent their first newsletter out this week, exciting times and a indication of the growth of this service. IFTTT is a pretty impressive. “…a service that lets you create powerful connections with one simple statement: If This Then That” It’s a way for anyone to create really simple interactions across a number of predefined channels. …