Regional Scrum Gathering South Africa 2016

Sketchnotes from the Regional Scrum Gathering in South Africa, Cape Town

Africa DevOps Day 2016

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

Smart Growth – What we need in the face of 0% GDP

This conference was organised by our company, IQ Business, and was one of the most inspirational conferences I have been to - it truly makes me proud to be South African. Although it's a contentious issue, there is a lot we can do to stimulate growth in our economy and create opportunity for ourselves and … Continue reading Smart Growth – What we need in the face of 0% GDP

BA Summit Southern Africa – 2016

I had the privilege of being invited to attend the BA Summit Southern Africa this year as the official Sketchnoter for the conference. The BA Summit is organised annually by the South African chapter of the IIBA, the IIBASA. I must admit, I was extremely impressed by the high standard of the organisation of the event and … Continue reading BA Summit Southern Africa – 2016

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

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