Category: share & care

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 […]

Scrum Master in Disguise

Impressions from the Product Owner Camp 2017 in Frankfurt Last week I spent two awesome days together with two of my colleagues in Frankfurt attending the 2nd Product Owner (PO) Camp. I had to wear this fancy lanyard which labelled me a “Product Owner” (even though I currently work in the role of a Scrum […]

Bringing a young dog to a fitness studio?

How it is like to do strength training mindfully Recently I got in contact with Patrick Sauerwein and it turned out that we share Meditation experience. Exchanging with him on that boosted me with such energy that I decided to invest in an experiment: doing mindfulness practises more regularly again. To be even more precise: […]

Meeting old men

Two observations that old beliefs slowly got obsolete Today I was running in the woods. I stopped by at my favorite spot which is a small lake. Usually it is calm and quite there – and I am the only person. Today there was an old man with his two dogs. The dogs were enjoying […]

Mindful Leadership

Start harvesting the insights from my bachelor’s thesis… It’s been some time I wrote about handing in my thesis and I promised to blog about it, right? Now that this topic is “done-done”, feedback from university supervisor as well as grading is there, I can finally do so. Yay! The thesis’ topic was to create […]

Sustainable Pace & Vulnerability – for real!

How getting towed triggered personal insights… Today my car got towed. Unexpectedly (honestly!). After a long workshop day. And I found myself pushed to the limit. Within seconds. Somewhere torn between anger, sadness and several other emotions. Almost crying. Seriously?? For being towed??? After I pulled myself together, I phoned around, found my car, got […]

Everything is new in Ma

Random spring ramblings The first sentence in a German poem goes like “Alles neu macht der Mai…” which means that nature wakes up and addresses this joyful time. My May was mostly like that: many new & joyful things. Sometimes it felt also like a rollercoaster ride: bringing the guts upside down, also mostly joyful […]

Agile Running

Parallels between running, agile software development & sustainable living One of my three goals I am focussing on this year is doing a healthy marathon in October. Running seems more than ever my form of applied mindfulness, my kind of moving meditation. This said and seeing nature waking up, enjoying the sun and everything blossoming, […]

New challenges ahead

From developer to Scrum Master – from tech-focus to people-focus When writing about my personal retro of 2016 and the three big goals I have for 2017, I just was able to write about two of them at that time. The third one in that (unordered) goal triple is: stepping out of my comfort zone […]