Angie Doyle (Linkedin | Twitter) and I were honoured to be accepted to Agile India 2019.
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 and temples.
Team Lift-off: Downloadables
- Booklet: This contains instructions for each section of the Team Canvas on how to run the techniques with your teams. Download here: Your Pocket Guide to Team Lift-off
- Do it yourself Values Game:
- We used the Big Values List from Management 3.0 which can be found here.
- We created an Atmosphere Poster, download the PDF here.
- The All You Need Is… Card Game:
- We created a card game, you can download the PDF cards here (print and cut to business card size).
- Full list of needs from the Centre for Nonviolent Communication Needs Inventory can be found here.
- Needs “story card” template, you can download here.
- SMARTER Canvas
- We designed a visual canvas to unpack goal statements and create more meaningful goals for your team and personal goals. You can download the canvas here.
Thank you to all of those who attended our session. For those who did not attend, we hope that this information is useful. You are welcome to contact us with any questions by clicking this link.
Agile Africa 2017 Conference – another great opportunity to touch-base with other Agile Professionals across South Africa, Africa and to have some amazing international speakers come visit our country. Thank you to the Agile Africa Committee and Joburg Centre for Software Engineering (JCSE) for organising again this year.
Here are my sketches from Agile Africa…
You can download the full booklet of my sketchnotes here: Sketchnoter’s Guide to Agile Africa 2017.
I was asked to attend the Open Community Encounters group in November to help visually record their discussions and add another dimension to the meetup. I must say, it was a really inspiring, informative and enjoyable session!
The Open Community Encounters group meet up to discuss different topics which are pressing issues in South Africa, with the intention of opening up a dialogue for people from different backgrounds. It is amazing that Alison Gitelson and Susan Williams give of their time to create safe spaces for people to introspect, discuss and share experiences and ideas. The topic for the November session was: How safe to you feel in your skin?
This topic is such a pertinent one in South Africa… here are some ideas that were shared in the session:
These were created live in the session – bar a few headings and preparation.
I would really encourage those living in Johannesburg, South Africa to attend these sessions. I know it definitely won’t be my last.
For all the pictures and more info, visit their group and engage with the community.
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 can have a look at the conversation on Twitter #AfricaDevOpsDay, there are some amazing quotes and conversations that were shared on Twitter.
Here are the sketches I did on the day:
The Lean Factor – David Preece
Culture of Discovering Freedom – Dan Acton
DevOps KungFu – Reneshan Moodley
- Johan Burger – First Rand
- Josef Langerman – Standard Bank
- Jerome Passmore – Capitec Bank
- Peter Rix – ABSA
Coding DevSecOps – Jason Suttie
The Death of DevOps – Paul Muller
You can download the full booklet of all of the sketchnotes above, here.
Africa DevOps Day – Visual Recording
Thanks to Peter Alkema and the organising team, we also all had plenty of space available to record our Light bulb Moments and suggestions from the day.