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Monthly Archives: April 2016

It´s Roses 40th birthday but she isn´t looking that happy, right? majorsystem illustrations Liked that posting? Help others to find it by sharing!

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Make every day the best day of your life by starting your day with Hal Elrods SAVERs. The Book A cool book about morning routines and habits. The key idea is to start every morning with 6 habits called the SAVERs: S – Silence A – Affirmations V – Visualization E – Exercise R – Reading… Read Article →

Drawing on iPad with Autodesk SketchBook I loved to use Adobe Ideas for creating illustrations on my iPad. Unfortunately  the app has been replaced by Adobe Draw and is not working on my device anymore 🙁 Even worse: I can´t use Adobe Draw! This app is working technically … but it´s not working for me:… Read Article →

Two entertaining stories on how to embrace change ;-D Who Moved My Cheese? An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life by Spencer Johnson   I Moved Your Cheese For Those Who Refuse to Live as Mice in Someone Else’s Maze by Deepak Malhotra     Liked that posting? Help others… Read Article →

3 questions & 3 planks Bruce Feiler has a radical idea: To deal with the stress of modern family life, go agile. Inspired by agile software programming, Feiler introduces family practices which encourage flexibility, bottom-up idea flow, constant feedback and accountability. One surprising feature: Kids pick their own punishments. Key takeaways 3 questions: What worked well… Read Article →

How to burndown the scrumban book with Trello ;-D Just playing around with the book, Trello and Plus for Trello to track reading effort with a burdown chart and take notes on each chapter 🙂                     Liked that posting? Help others to find it by sharing!

Insights of a Scrum Master on typical disruptions leading to bad performance 1: Too many tasks in progress – maybe your stories are still not mature enough? 2: Behavior-oriented management 3: Not having a clear goal 4: Making decisions for the team – focus on coaching 5: Focusing only on efficiency – relax, think, learn, adapt… Read Article →

A long-running project is getting delayed. We are struggling to deliver based on our estimates. #agilefail – Let’s add new team members! A senior leader wants something new, immediately. #agilefail – No conversation needed. Some of us must immediately start working on this new “opportunity.” The team is getting too big to manage. #agilefail –… Read Article →

Effective Procrastination? The good side of not doing what you planned Lately I struggled with procrastination and this was pretty unusual and I felt bad about it. But you know what? After giving it a thought I came to the conclusion that I am really productive while procrastinating … It´s just that I make effort on… Read Article →

“Agile” veranschaulichen? So geht´s! Sehr cooler Artikel! Seit einigen Jahren verwenden wir für unsere Organisationsentwicklungsprojekte agile Methoden. Ganz am Anfang eines Projekts möchten wir als externe Berater den Projektteilnehmern im Kundenunternehmen den Grundsatz “rasche Feedback-Zyklen statt eines perfekten Projektplans” nahe bringen. Die besten Erfahrungen haben wir dabei mit einem Spiel gemacht, das die Besonderheiten dieses… Read Article →

Searching for the right tool to support your activities? Here´s a list off 99 tools covering Project Management, Self Management, Time Management, Blogging and more … Source: 99 Insanely Useful Resources for Freelancers @skillcrush.com

Want to implement change in your daily life? Try mini habits! Find here resources on how to do it step by step … Resources on Habits Audible The Spirit of Kaizen by Bob Maurer, Leigh Ann Hirschman Change by Design by Tim Brown The Shibumi Strategy by Matthew E. May Eat That Frog! by Brian Tracy The Kaizen Way to Success by Robert Maurer… Read Article →

After reading an articles about Scrumban blog.xebia.com here a few notes &  key points on kanban, scrum, roles, boards and meetings Scrumban Notes Kanban from concept to cash WIP limits pull incredibly simple, incredibly powerful Scrum Sprints Sprint Backlog: forecast not commitment intrinsic motivation daily standup estimations DoD Roles Product Owner: just-in-time supply of stories in the kanban backlog… Read Article →

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