Agile Africa 2016 – A sketchnote goldmine!

I attended the Agile Africa Conference with my company, IQ Business, on Monday and Tuesday this week. It's always great to meet others in the field and listen to some amazing thinking from South Africa, Africa and abroad. As you may have guessed, I spent every talk sketching live (my fingers are a bit sore) and it … Continue reading Agile Africa 2016 – A sketchnote goldmine!

Creativity Inc.

I have finally finished reading Creativity, Inc. by Ed Catmull. What an inspiring read! I feel like there is so much in this book, I could do a sketchnote for every chapter (see my previous one on Failure). Maybe if I have time I will...

Failure and creativity

I'm currently listening to Creativity Inc. by Ed Catmull  on Audible and absolutely loving it. I am almost finished, but couldn't wait to do a little sketchnote. There was a chapter around Failure which really resonated with me. Why are we so scared of failure? Where did this fear come from? How do we deal with … Continue reading Failure and creativity

Open Space Technology

What is Open Space Technology?  "Open Space (Technology) is a simple way to run productive meetings, for five to 2000+ people, and a powerful approach to leadership in any kind of organization, in everyday practice and turbulent change. " - extract from OpenSpaceWorld.ORG We have used Open Space Technology (OST) often within our organisation and … Continue reading Open Space Technology

7 Principles of Radical Management

I've recently finished listening to The Leader's Guide to Radical Management by Stephen Denning on Audible. I found it extremely interesting and inspiring. It incorporated ideas from Agile, Scrum, New Product Development, Lean Manufacturing, to name a few and was synthesized into a compelling argument for a revolution in the way that we currently approach management. I would really … Continue reading 7 Principles of Radical Management

Planning a Retrospective

I really do think visually. Here's proof. I had a retrospective with my team this week and this is how I planned it:   Before the session I just used this plan to sketch out the techniques on some flip chart paper or the whiteboard. I kept this open as a reference. I used the 5 stage … Continue reading Planning a Retrospective

Poster Series: Lean Coffee

I was asked to create some posters a few months ago for an awareness event at one of the large organisations in South Africa. One of these posters was to explain the Lean Coffee (or Agile Coffee) process. It's a really great way to run meetings and keep people involved. We now use this format quite often within our … Continue reading Poster Series: Lean Coffee

DevOps – Changing Culture

I recently had the privilege of  attending a workshop about DevOps, which was run by Jeff Hackert and Daniel Acton. During the workshop I took about 7 pages of sketchnotes, for my own reference, which were then circulated to my colleagues and I received quite a positive response. This has inspired me to practice and pursue … Continue reading DevOps – Changing Culture