Tag: from dev to scrum master

Sewing and the beginner’s mindset

As a result of my daily journaling reflections I recently bought myself a sewing machine. My intent was that I would like to have an activity in my life that allows me to get creative with my hands, produce something valuable and at the same time transisiton my brain in a different-from-work-mode from time to […]

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 […]

Bumble Bee Boxing

On creativity and reframing – or: decent structuring of chaos time with timeboxes Some days ago I had a very valuable discussion with one of my colleagues who is very passionate about using timeboxing appropriately and wisely. He also said that timeboxes can be used to be sure to "not forget about time". You have […]

Start with what you have

Two short stories about passion, focus, eating my own dogfood & having valuable connections The last couple of days I stumbled over starting (or dealing) with what I have in its best sense and in multiple variations. Today I share two of these little stories: Passion for work The first story on starting with what […]

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 […]

Random New Year Ramblings

Some more personal retrospective 2016 bits & thoughts for the new year 2017 New Year’s Eve 2016 has been special for me as I deliberately spent it on my own. Just on my own. For the first time ever. Looking back on yesterday it was kind of ‘slack time’ for me. Nothing to do, nothing […]

Retrospective insights: Doing an amazon-like review of your sprint

Or: Condensing a couple of weeks to stars and a catchline… Last time I blogged about team retrospectives I presented my first experience with the Zombie Retro Format. Today is about the “Amazon Review”, an activity for setting the stage contributed by Christian Heißing to the Retromat. Btw: The retromat website project created by Corinna Baldauf […]

Software Craftsmanship – Craftsman Swaps & Agile?

Auf den Begriff Craftsman Swap bin ich das erste Mal durch Nicole Rauch aufmerksam geworden, die ich auf dem MATHEMA Campus 2015 in Erlangen kennenlernte. Ursprünglich kommt der Begriff aus der Welt des Software Craftsmanship wo es vor allem um Professionalisierung unseres Berufsstandes geht; dazu gehört unter anderem auch professioneller Austausch der “Handwerker” untereinander sowie […]

I proudly present: the very first ScrumTisch & AgileTable Friedrichshafen

Community is what grows a strong tribe The first seeds… Shortly before getting to know the awesome agile community at Agile Coach Camp DE #accde16 I already felt full of energy and motivation to start connecting with the community. So I started locally, took one day off and attended the next Agile Breakfast on the […]