What kind of journaling method should I choose? And why?

A consultant would say “it depends”. 😉 When it comes to choosing your first journal – no matter if it is “only” for private stuff, for business or your whole life – it really depends. It depends i.e. on your (pre)experience with written self-reflection practises, on the level of discipline you can/want to spend, on […]

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The Podcast Nugget Collection – Online

On my Bullet Journaling journey I started a “podcast nuggets” custom collection during my 2nd Bullet Journal (BuJo) book. Now I am half-way through the 3rd BuJo book and – already for a while – I am thinking about making a blogpost for those podcast nuggets.  So here it is! I have three goals in […]

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Back to the source: Retrospective Basics Part Two – Variety

In Part One we looked at the my very basics for helpful, effective retrospectives. Today we put variety [0] in the spotlight. Listening to Gitte on the TIRF podcast reminded me of things I struggled with in my earlier Scrum Master’s and Agile Coach’s days. Things that I wish I would’ve known way earlier in […]

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Back to the source: Retrospective Basics – Part One

Inspired by a mentoring I did with a friend and by the “This is retrospective facilitaton podcast” episode with Gitte Klitgaard I decided to write this multi-part article on (some) basics for retrospectives: Part One will be this intro and I’ll share the my very basics Part Two elaborates on the right dosage of of […]

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Learnings from my first virtual co-working experiment

It all started with a tweet from Deborah Preuss and a chat with a close friend about what the current full-time at-home remote working does to each of us. Deb’s tweet was about how to do virtual co-working and it sounded inspiring to me. So my friend and me agreed on a date with not-so-many […]

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Lean Coffee Online – Tipps for Facilitation and Tools

Already before the COVID19 pandemia I’ve been enjoying open[1] LeanCoffee online events. I’ve been joining the Lean Coffee people from Cologne, who sometimes offered an online edition as an experiment, and Emily Webber who runs Agile in the Ether. Every time as an attendant, I was AMAZED by the variety of topics, by the effectiveness […]

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Start with Why. Thoughts about Vision, Mission and Strategy…

Here it is: my first short #StayTheFHome article. Yesterday I needed a break from work behind the screen – so I went decluttering some old folders, stuff I wanted to do for a long time. Today I needed a break from remote work again – so I decided to write this article. Dance with what […]

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Learning and networking with books @ AgileTable Bodensee [*DE]

Liebe Agilistinnen und Agilisten rund um den Bodensee (und darĂźber hinaus), vergangenen Donnerstag durften wir mit dem 22. #AgileTableBodensee wieder einmal bei Bosch.IO (ehemals Bosch Software Innovations) in Immenstaad zu Gast sein. Die Räumlichkeiten dort eigneten sich perfekt fĂźr unser Vorhaben: Buchstrudeln oder – in Englisch – ‘swashbooking’. Ich selbst habe die Methode bei einem […]

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OOP 2020 – DevOps culture simulation & Starting #TrainerHacks

At #OOPmuc this year – beside sketchnotes and other stuff – I had the pleasure to step Into the Unknow by attending a half-day workshop with Dana Pylayeva. I was so curious to finally learn about her DevOps culture simulation with Lego and chocolate. As you can see from the tweet below, the workshop itself […]

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10 reasons why you should _NOT_ start Bullet Journaling (IV)

Okay, I see… you are either (still) curious about Bullet Journaling or you are already on your journey of regular written (self-)reflection and find it useful. (Pssst, I tell you a secret: either way I am very happy about that! :)) With this fourth and closing part (see parts one, two, three) I share two […]

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