Category: inspirations

Mindfulness in Action

What mindfulness is all about It is the year 2021. Ten years ago my partner-in-crimeLIFE Andreas introduced me to mindfulness. More precisely he shared what he learned about Wu Wei with me. Wu Wei briefly is about “not-acting… and yet nothing remains undone”. (*) It took me several MBSR courses, struggling with formal practise, getting […]

Three breaths at work

At #AgileScaleCamp on last Friday I offered a session on your personal (little) gems when it comes to remote working. One of those gems was doing Three Breaths at work! The importance of check-ins Several people at #AgileScaleCamp pointed out the importance of a check-in in meetings. Of course I mean a check-in on invitation […]

Letting your practise change

It’s been more than a year ago when I used my first 6-Minutes diary (read about my experience back then here). Then I discovered BulletJournaling and practised this guided free-style journaling technique for almost a year. For the darker, colder time 🍁🌨️🍂 of this unique pandemic year I recently decided to switch to a bit […]

Back to the sources: 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 […]

Back to the sources: 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]