The most important part of Agile Software Development is the Agile Manifesto. Whenever I start working with a new team, I always start with the Agile 4 values and 12 principles from the Agile Manifesto. Agile Manifesto Card Activity I came across a great activity created by Samantha Laing and Karen Greaves of Growing Agile … Continue reading Agile Values Activity and Poster
I (Jéan) recently collaborated with Talia, Sketching Scrum Master, to produce a cheat sheet of sorts for my work on storytelling as a strategic enabler. I’ve always found great joy in learning from everyday things. Inspired by the magic of narrative and how concepts from it could be applied to my industry and professional skill … Continue reading Campfire Business Analyst – Guest Jéan Raath
Angie Doyle (Linkedin | Twitter) and I were honoured to be accepted to Agile India 2019. Exploring India We did some exploring before the conference and were inspired by the culture, colours and people. We went on an excellent tour to Mysore with Unventured. A trip to Bangalore wouldn't be complete without a visit to markets … Continue reading Agile India 2019 – Building an intentional team culture
Angie Doyle (Linkedin | Twitter) and I were selected to present at Agile2018 this year in San Diego. Our workshop focussed on effectively lifting off (or forming) high performance teams. Why is team lift-off important? We believe in the power of aligning teams upfront through conversation - ensuring that we are focussed on creating an … Continue reading Agile 2018: T-minus 10… 9… 8… We have Lift-off!
Graphic Recording at Open Community Encounters
Last Thursday I attended a DevOps conference - Africa DevOps Day 2016 - which was hosted by FNB. The day was themed around "DevOps Skills for the Future - The Next Generation". It was a great demonstration of collaboration and knowledge sharing across the Banking Industry and other industries to pioneer DevOps practices in South Africa. You … Continue reading Africa DevOps Day 2016
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