Posts filed under: Collaboration

Collaboration

Posts that show ways to improve collaboration in teams

Recently we used three interesting ways to get to know each other that I would like to share with you. The described formats use different perspectives and help to discover various areas. Investing in learning more about a team member is...
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With this post I describe our newly introduced group synchronization – 8 on 8 – where all Agile Coaches synch together regarding their current situation and feelings. So far we used 1 on 1 sessions where every team member synced with...
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With this post I continue the series of examples for retrospectives. It describes a solution focussed version that I recently used as a format for a project retrospective (a project that lasted 3 months and 2 teams were working together)....
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This time I share insights from our team of Agile Coaches and explain the way we learn together, exchange information  and knowledge in 7 different formats. Have fun trying it in your environment too. #1 Agile daily (daily 15’) Lets...
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Having hosted retrospective workshops and learned through many retrospective facilitations in various teams and environments I would like to start sharing some complete retrospective formats and provide comments what worked and what maybe did not work. Introduction How A brief...
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Recently I had the opportunity to join a session about painting exercises that one can embed in e.g. retrospectives to open another channel for discussions. Thanks to Lisbeth Ott for arranging a great learning experience. Double Doodle A simple exercise, just...
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During the last weeks we were preparing a workshop for effective meeting facilitation and having great retrospectives. We … because preparation was done in a team of 3. A great experience I would like to share with you with this...
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Retrospectives are established as the standard way for continuous improvement reflection in Scrum and ScrumBan environments. Having the meetings itself optimized it’s still a question how to best ensure that action items resulting from the retrospective really get done. With...
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With this post I share with you my experience with an extraordinary retrospective format I tried the first time this week – the  WE PROCESS.  It’s based on the amazing work by Scott M. Peck about community building and the extended...
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Recently we arranged a kick off for our department consisting of 4 teams. Aiming to connect people we applied a gamification approach using 4 cool games and exercises that I share with you through this post (this time 2, maybe...
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During the last years I attended several ScrumMaster/Agile Coaches teams and we experimented with various formats for efficient synching in our group (among the ScrumMasters). I can highly recommend syncing regularly as it shows common topics to discuss and allows...
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A key success factor for efficient team work is to be able to make decisions (and in an efficient way). Best fully supported by every team member. Learning how to best facilitate decision making is an important skill for an...
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Just came across a nice discussion about the Daily Standup and what (3) questions to use. Condensed some cool variations for questions in you Daily. Nice connection with the goal getting it done: “DONE” – Delivered – Obstacles – NEx...
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Retrospective can get boring over time In the beginning, starting with a new team or starting with Scrum at all, retrospectives are really interesting and you have a lot of energy in this meeting. As with most things – the same...
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a simple version of the sprint retrospective when Do the retrospective every sprint on the last day of the sprint after the sprint review to get all topics that occured during the sprint including the outcome of the sprint review...
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