Oh, boy, I failed again! I recently facilitated an event where at one point I struggled mightily. As I reflected on how I might have done better, I recalled the note and vote technique: Note and vote (aka Nominal group technique (NGT)) is a structured method for brainstorming/decision making that …
If you are in transition to an Agile environment, I offer a handful of indispensable tools for dealing with such troublesome issues such as Self-Managing Teams and Gold-Owner questions
Ever since the dawn of our species, we’ve told stories.
We’ve sung them, told them around campfires, painted them on cave walls, drew them on clay pots and canvases, woven them in tapestries and carved them into stone. Eventually we wrote them down.
Today, we share stories via sticky notes, podcasts, town halls, planning meetings and daily scrums.
Change can happen within the borders of a team, as well as among teams of team. In all cases, it helps to have a clear process for how decisions will be made along the way. There are many patterns for effective decision-making within teams and at team boundaries. None of …
Feedback – it’s the breakfast (lunch and dinner) of champions, yet it’s not always easy to successfully deliver (or hear) constructive feedback. So instead of a praise sandwich, try a feedback wrap!