Thrive on Change – Change Management and Agile

  Zhi Lee and Katherine Rive from Teamworx share lessons and experiences in change management. They talk about the synergies between Agile and change management principles. Learn the basics of change management – what it is, and some simple tips for supporting people through change. [Download Slides] Talk Sponsors: Amazon …

Chorei

What is Chorei Chorei literally means “morning ritual” in Japanese. It is a practice that happens every morning where a company comes together to go through the plan for the day, and acknowledge it’s people.  The Japanese have actually been doing this activity before Agile was born. Spicing up your …

Agile Jargon – Most Common Agile Terms – It Doesn’t Have to Be Confusing

Although Agile has it’s roots in software development, it is becoming the norm for companies that need to evolve in a changing landscape of rapidly moving customer needs.  Here is a poster created by one of our coaches, Zhi Lee, that helps demystify some of the lingo. Backlog Ordered list of …

Brainwriting with an Ideation Template

Brainwriting with an Ideation Template

The Problem with Brainstorming How many times have you entered a brainstorm where everyone tries to talk over each other?  Or someone’s over-dominating the conversation and noone else gets a chance to air their views? Brainwriting as an Alternative to Brainstorming Consider using this brainwriting technique (as opposed to “brainstorming”). …

Print Your Own Planning Poker Cards (Fibonacci & T-Shirt Sizes)

Print Your Own Planning Poker Cards (Fibonacci & T-Shirt Sizes)

What is Planning Poker? Planning Poker is a group estimation technique, that allows you to quickly identifies gaps in understanding.  It facilitates healthy discussion, and avoids team members influencing each other’s estimates. How to Play Planning Poker Each team member has a deck of poker cards (or pre-written post-its) The Product …