Author: Cosima Laube

Harvest, rest and celebrate…

… and possibly take some writing pause The last weeks were just crazily filled with learning, travelling, conferences, more people work, studying… and living. The little space inbetween I tried to use for resting – even if that meant breaking my rhythm to blog at least once a month. Harvest! As I really want to […]

Workshop on “Managing the system, not the people” @AgileTable Friedrichshafen [*DE]

(*DE) this is an adjusted German re-post of my original write-up on the German professional network XING) Am 7. Juni 2018 durften wir mit der inzwischen 3. Kooperation des Agile Table (https://twitter.com/AgileTableFN) und der Gesellschaft für Projektmanagement (GPM) bei der Firma Avira in Tettnang zu Gast sein. Herzlichen Dank an Martina und Markus von Avira […]

Agile Austria 2018 in Graz

A personal review and some (speaker’s) impressions As part of the review team I was already being involved for quite some time with Agile Austria. Now in May 2018 the time to actually travel to Graz had finally come. After some days of holiday in Vienna I arrived in the beautiful city of Graz – […]

Day Parenting

One game to CTRL the Shift… This year in February I attended Play4Agile again. Some time after this unconference I stumbled upon the book ‘CTRL Shift’ by Mike Bonifer and Jessie Shternshus. Udo Wiegärtner and Adrian Suciu held one session at #p4a18 about unlearning and about this book. Of course, I immediately ordered it and […]

Explorative running

On all the stuff running can do for you(r life) Since a couple of weeks I am doing endurance running again. And I am doing it in quite a disciplined way. This endurance thingy helps with the black dog – who on the one hand wants me to believe by all means that he doesn’t […]

Depression? (Are you kiddin’) Me?!

On finally taking myself seriously A bit of history It has been more than 10 years since I had the first real-life contact with depression. Back then it was not about me – of course not! At that time one of my best friends attempted s*icide for the first time. Theoretically I knew about depression […]

OOP2018 – Test the Waters

A personal (short) review, again After being a first timer at the OOP conference in Munich 2017, I had again the pleasure to actively participate in that great conference in early February this year. Besides being a reviewer in the Developer Practises and the SocITy tracks and providing one session about Leadership development in the […]

Feedback? It’s a present!

A random, deep going experience on receiving feedback I received feedback today. Written feedback (written, for good reasons). Want to guess what happened? . . . . . . . . . . I found myself instantly looking for “the good” and “the bad” things. I was literally looking for judgement. I found myself kind […]

LeanCoffee @ AgileTable Friedrichshafen

For our 10th AgileTable meetup in January 2018 we decided for another round of Lean Coffee (see leancoffee.org for an introduction to this format). Thanks to our networks (e.g. on Twitter) we had international guests again (like at the very first gathering in July 2016) with us. It was a rich evening with deep and […]

Curiosity, Openness, and Acceptance.

What recent travel taught me about the non-judging awareness aspect of mindfulness. In Germany we say “between the years” if we want to refer to the time between Christmas and New Years Eve. In this time I travelled for 5 days to Leipzig in Eastern Germany to attend the 34th Chaos Communication Congress (34c3 in […]