A lecturer I’m working with has started his own board in Trello and invited me to contribute to it. It might sound like nothing, but change in an institutions is a slow beast, however I’ve been here 4 weeks and the team are excited about learning and trying an Agile way of working. Effectively he’s created a project backlog […]Read More Today, the institution changed
As you may know, I’m not a fan of emails and will always try to push things through Trello tickets to keep all the info in the correct place. But yesterday I made a massive c***-up and had to send a group email out to the staff so they were aware of what was going on. […]Read More Using video to aid tutors in doing complex tasks
Pomodoro! It’s one of these little 25 mintute kitchen timers So why is this relevant? Well, Inge my personal business coach told me this story… There were two teams asked to each cut a tree down. Team One went at it like crazy, with non-stop sawing all morning and finished the job 4 hours later. They were […]Read More What do you call an on-time tomato?
Here’s part two of switching to Agile. Any UK government organisation could learn from the practice and I hope they do… The terminology for Scrum IS confusing, no question. Staff might be concerned about getting it wrong or might muddle on through without really grasping it. Have a session or two with… Read it on […]Read More Making the switch to agile, part two
Switching to Agile. Not the simplest thing in the world, however… very very worth it. Our office at Thought Den made the switch last year and while it’s a great idea all this transparency, updates and team responsibility it’s not a simple thing to do. So I’ve written a two part blog post about it over […]Read More Making the switch to Agile, part one