Rethinking Retrospectives

I sometimes get asked by managers if they should add the action items created in their team retrospective meetings to their kanban boards. More explicit management of retrospective outputs happens when managers start getting unsatisfied with their teams' progress at improving their metrics, shortening their lead times, or meeting their commitments. They believe by visualizing … Continue reading Rethinking Retrospectives

Running, Falling, and the Core of Agile

How do you run? Years ago, when I worked as CrossFit Coach, I frequently attended workshops to improve in particular areas, including Olympic weightlifting and Strongman. One workshop I attended was called CrossFit Endurance, which taught the Pose Method of running. I've been thinking about how the lesson I learned from that workshop relates to how Agile teams … Continue reading Running, Falling, and the Core of Agile