This week I designed a short retrospective to close a phase of work. The team were handing the work over to an ongoing client team, so it was a perfect time for reflection and a chance to collate advice to take forward.Continue reading
Another day, another Miro template. I have now published my Community of Practice Kick-off Canvas on the Miroverse.Continue reading
I first wrote about skills mapping in my book Building successful communities of practice. This post digs a little deeper into identifying skills and capabilities with communities of practice.
Skills and capability maps help organisations identify gaps and where to invest in skills development. So it makes sense that many want to create them.Continue reading
I recently put a workshop together to take a new team through to help describe some important agile concepts including the benefits of working collaboratively and swarming on tasks; the value of communication; how to self-organise; how limiting work in progress achieves more value and what we mean by T-shaped teams.
The workshop itself was a lot of fun and left us with a bunch of balloons and sweets to share with our colleagues(which can’t be a bad thing), as well as a good grasp of the concepts above.Continue reading
I’ve run a fair few workshops over the years, and they tend to include many sticky notes and have learnt a few tricks along the way. Here are my top tips for professional sticky note handling.Continue reading