Vision. A powerful word that is often hard to define and understand. I have been involved with a lot of satisfaction surveys. Also, I have repeatedly done Team Self Assessment* in my teams. Company / customer / team vision’s score is hardly ever close to perfect. Even if you talk about it constantly in your… Read More Vision. Never enough.
Haven’t you noticed that at meetings/seminars/workshops it is harder and harder to get people to be present and concentrate on the subject? There is so much interfering – someone’s phone beeps, hundreds of ‘tasks’ wondering around at our heads etc. So, how can we have an effective and short meetings with everyone actually being present?… Read More Bring play to what you do
We live in the world where new software products are born on each moment (just to be clear – I do not have a real statistics on that). So, naturally we have a lot of tools available to help us to build team-spirit, to organize our work and to communicate with our customers (Jira, Google… Read More Hooked on Slack
In the past few years I have learned the value of values. I don’t mean any kind of financial values, but people’s core beliefs. New knowledge is easy to get, new skills are easy to learn, but it is extremely hard, if not impossible, to change someone’s beliefs (unless they want to change it). So,… Read More A game of values
My personal favorite Scrum practice is Retrospective. You can expect to hear a lot of tips in this blog for retros and lessons learned meetings. Today I want to bring out my most used question at those end-of-sprint gatherings and that is: would you like to praise someone in the team? In Estonia this questions… Read More Would you like to praise someone?
We are used to plan all kinds of schedules, to plan Sprints and many other details in our project, but way too often we forget the most important thing – planning communication. Years ago when I was working as a project manager and learning for my PMP certificate exam, I remember that my “new thing”… Read More Communication planning