I have been discussing some approaches to help teams deal with both “catastrophes” and “impediments.” This time I am looking at an approach that really is about catastrophes, by which I mean things that are really overwhelming a person or team. In this situation people feel out of control and potentially panicked. So we want […]Read More Its a catastrophe – the kindergarten approach
I have been publishing a couple of suggestions for dealing with “catastrophes” and also “minor impediments” with agile teams. In each case I either shared some questions or put some boxes on a wall. In the last two articles, I stole someone else’s simple approach and re-framed it as a problem solving or “catastrophe” re-framing […]Read More Its a catastrophe – the doctor’s office
I recently published a way for team coaches to help a person or team convert a “Catastrophe” into a plan of attack. This is another approach to doing the same thing.Read More Its a catastrophe – option 2
Recently, some people asked me if I used an agile maturity model. I guess this should not come as a surprise because agile has gone mainstream. Organisations are now struggling with how to create a consistent and effective approach to implementing agile practices. A maturity model is a good way of assessing whether a team […]Read More My (dodgy) agile maturity model
In this series of articles I will provide suggestions for helping people tackle problems and “catastrophes.” In each case I either provide some open questions or “a couple of boxes on a wall.”Read More Its a catastrophe – how does an agile coach respond?
I previously looked at the “MVP” of democracy – voting with a thumb. Now I am looking at the concepts of 5 finger voting and 10 finger voting.Read More 5 and 10 finger voting
Not everything in coaching is based on complex psychology and systems thinking. Sometimes you just want want a quick way to make a group decision, assess data or gather people’s reactions to an idea. One of the quickest ways to assess an idea is to ask for a show of hands. I leaned this one […]Read More Thumb based voting