Category: inspirations

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 […]

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 […]

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 darüber 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 für 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 […]

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 […]

OOP 2020 – Into The Unknown – Minimum Viable Blogpost

This year I decided to try a new approach to blogging after a full week of OOP ‘software meets business’ conference: no more telling myself “this needs to be a full review” (whatever kind of “full” that is ;-)), no more “waiting until I have collected all that what I wanted to write-up”. On Learning […]

How to quit smoking?!

My answer on “How to quit smoking?” would be “Instantly! If need be with professional help!”. Of course, because: we already learned that smoking has VERY BAD effects on the human body and health, haven’t we? “She is smoking??” If you know me personally, you might know: I do not smoke. “So why does she […]