I presented for a group of Product Managers, Owners, enthusiasts, and Intellectuals of the NewGenP group on Friday, December 11th. We talked about how to move away from delivery and more on to discovery with the Kanban Lens. You can find the recording, presentation and the abstract below. Recording Presentation Kanban’s Hidden Gem In Product… Continue reading Kanban’s Hidden Gem In Product Management; Service Request Lens
Open Space Technology is a facilitation technique used for many situations, and with many variations. However, there are some that are typical of each open space that you become part of. There is an opening, creating the market place, holding the space, and closing it. For Agile Games Open 2020, we ran Open Space Technology… Continue reading Yay Questions and Open Space Technology
Feedback Wrap is a technique popularized by M3.0. Instead of focusing on facts only, or impact it is wrapping all in one place, in a simple wrap. However, there isn’t a good recipe (template) for it. In short, the Feedback Wrap is about the following 5 steps, which I highlighted in short in bold, and… Continue reading Feedback Wrap Recipe
Linkedin is a great resource, to find information on people, and connect to them, share some updates and expand. However, there are people that are not using it very effectively, they might be using it efficiently though ;-). Below are my tips for building a strong network in Linkedin. Random People Do not add random… Continue reading Me & Linkedin Connections; Tips to Build a Strong Network
Necessity is the mother of invention. We did not invent anything per se, but we invented a new way of being connected to each other. In LAN, and because of the Coronavirus pandemic, we are moving toward remote facilitated sessions. We had our first as a lean coffee. It was great to connect to people,… Continue reading First Ever Lean Agile Virtual Lunch (Lean Coffee Style)
I am glad to announce that I started the Lean On Agile Podcast. It was due for the longest time. The first episode is about Agile Certifications and you can listen to it at Lean On Agile podcast. Lean On Agile Podcast You can also listen to the Lean On Agile Podcast on your favorite… Continue reading Lean On Agile Podcast is Here! + My Top 10 Agile Podcast Recommendations
It is an Open Space! It all started over a quick conversation on Twitter. The first outcome was a post highlighting all the Canadian and American noteworthy conferences, unconferences and meetups. The second was a twitter poll that revealed great support from the community to hold an Open Space around games. The challenge was to… Continue reading Agile Games Canada; An Open Space
As a coach, you know of some coaching techniques and tools. It’s easy to get lost in all of the toolkits you have and try to pick one up to use amongst many. That’s one of the coaching anti-patterns that I typically see; get lost in the moment, and not being your authentic self. The coach tries… Continue reading Coaching Anti-Pattern #2 – Not Being Yourself!
No matter how good you are (as a coach), or how much your client is capable in his or her field, make sure you are not assuming anything (or to start many important things). Always ask yourself (as a coach) what you are referring to is a fact or an assumption. If you don’t have… Continue reading Coaching Anti-Pattern #1: Assumptions
Agile Coach Camp Canada is very popular this year. The organizers decided to use a lottery style ticketing system. If you have not put your name on it, do it! It reminded me of Google I/O when the tickets were sold out in less than an hour. ACCCA is the Google I/O of Agile, even Agile… Continue reading Alternatives to Agile Coach Camp Canada! or My Recommended List of Conferences, Un-conferences, Local Meetups and More!