Category: inspirations

Agile Living – A Story from #AgileShortStories

[this is the English and update version of Agile Living – Eine Kurzgeschichte [DE] from 2019] We are in the year 2011. Constanze, in her early 30s and a computer scientist, hasalready been in her profession for several years. As a software developer, she hasalready seen several agile projects from the inside: Successful implementations withgreat […]

Blog break! – Blog restart?

As y’all might have noticed: I made a small, little blog break. And it (somehow) evolved into a bigger, longer one with each month that passed by. Of course there are a lot of reasons. Reasons like: working, building my own business (mainly focussing on Leadership Coaching first), writing for other publications (e.g. How Journaling […]

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 – Groundwork

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 or the groundwork so to say. Part Two elaborates […]

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 […]