Articles

Lessons Learnt with Big Room Planning / Program Increment Planning – What is it?

Lessons Learnt with Big Room Planning “Big Room Planning” – What’s the hype? Is it the latest “buzzword”? Is Big Room Planning for me and my organization? As a team of Agile coaches who have facilitated or observed 5 of these events in the past 12 months, we wanted to …

How Covid-19 Wiped Away Our Big Room Planning (BRP)

Virtual, Virtual, Virtual We’ll follow-up with an article shortly about the basics of BRP and lessons learnt through our experiences facilitating and observing 5 events over the past 12-months. There was a greater impetus for this article as many people have expressed an interest in our virtual BRP format.  Although …

Crazy 8’s Ideation – A3 Template

What are Crazy Eights Crazy Eights is a structured idea generation technique often used in design sprints.  A design sprint is a timeboxed (single or multi-day) workshop where participants unpack a problem, diverge on ideas to solve the problem, then converge on the solution(s). Instructions Print out the PDF template …

Visual Thinking Workshop Summary – Agile Tour Kaohsiung 2019

Spreading the Visual Thinking Love Every year, I spend some time in Taiwan.  It’s an excuse to take a side-trip to Japan, and a great way for the kids to bond with their maternal grandparents.  This year, we decided to spend more time there than we normally would as we …

A deep dive into our collaborative team poster

Our poster is quite high concept: the main shape is a floor plan of a house, from bird’s eye view making the shape of a heart. The foundations are visible and are decorated with our pepeha to show the people who make up the consulting company and our connection to …

Teambuilding with Teambuilders 

Big question: How do you team build with a team full of teambuilding experts?  Big answer: You take them to a fantastic community building, stick them in an art studio and have them create a collaborative work of art. Recently, the team from Teamworx did exactly that! Teamworx met for …