A Smashing Retrospective!

Retrospectives are one of the key activities that teams have in order to improve. As a facilitator its always exciting when you get to try new formats or ways of conducting one. The board game King of Tokyo is one of my favorite board games and I thought it would be fun if we could…

Three things project managers can do in agile teams

We’re agile we won’t need project managers anymore! This is a common thing I hear from people when organizations start their agile journey. This is a statement that is met with either great joy or a lot of concern. For those who have unpleasant experiences with command and control project managers, a team “becoming agile”…

Can we be partially agile?

Agility is funny, everyone wants to be more agile but it almost always means something different to each person or organization you talk to. Everyone has a different definition for being agile, some people say “they’re doing agile” like agile is something that you do. Some say they have sprints and stand-ups so they must…

Why I’m an Agilist

  Someone asked me “How did you end up loving all this agile stuff?” and I answered, “Agile is common sense to me”. Immediately after I said that I felt like it was such a snobbish answer after all its almost like saying that everyone who doesn’t get what it means to me agile lacks…