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02
SEP
2010

New Offering – Innovation Games®

On May 6th and 7th, I attended an Innovations Games® consultant’s class hosted by Luke Hohmann.  Innovations Games® are collaborative games designed to help business people develop and prioritize new product ideas.  In the context of Scrum, these games are tools the Product Owner...
23
AUG
2010

Reading List (1st Half of 2010)

Wow!  I have read a LOT in the last six months!  I guess that is one of the advantages of being on the road for about six months. Understanding A3 Thinking – excellent description of how to use and create an A3: a Lean tool for executing Plan-Do-Check-Act (the Deming...
05
JAN
2010

Best Links of the Week – New Year Edition

New Year links, a little late, but ready for your review. Defense Procurement Goes Agile – a summary from the Agile Process Leadership Network’s (APLN) October 2009  meeting describing how the DoD is moving away from waterfall to an iterative, incremental processes....
18
FEB
2009

Shaking Up Those Old Bones

Jeff Patton has a good blog entry on why he is creating user story maps to maintain the Big Vision.  At the last conference in Boston, I attended his tutorial on user story maps.  Organizing the Product Backlog into a backbone of critical features, a walking skeleton of a barely...
21
NOV
2008

Picking The Right Tool

Last week, I ran a “lessons learned” exercise using the Wall of Wonder.  There were some issues around trust and safety with this group and I did not think the venue of “lessons learned” was the right forum to confront these issues.  So, when one of the participants piped in with...
06
NOV
2008

Wall of Wonder

At the SD Best Practices 2008 conference, I attended a tutorial by Ellen Gottendiener where she showed a storyboarding technique she calls the “Wall of Wonder” – it is a way to capture modern day “cave art“ifacts of our discussion.  This facilitation technique is a...
18
SEP
2008

Great Tool For Training

A coworker of mine shared with me a great tool to help people know when it is time to come back from breaks during a training session – ZoomIt.  It is designed to allow you to zoom in on parts of your screen during a presentation and annotate the screen, but I find the...
29
MAY
2008

Task Board Example

Just wanted to post some pictures (sorry, they didn’t make the move – 01/31/2009 CEN) of the Team’s task board as yet another example for people who are curious about how this looks and feels. It is a very, low tech Team tool for talking about the work they are doing....
02
MAY
2008

Management Tools vs. Team Tools

Just this week I participated in a WebExchange of yet another “enterprise Scum tool” with all the cool database, web access and reporting features you could dream of. Apart from some serious misunderstandings of just what Scrum is and how it can be made scalable, the tool was OK....
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