- Corinna Baldauf spent the last 3 years facilitating Scrum and Kanban - delving into agile, lean, systems thinking and communication. Currently she's supporting an agile transition from the product owner role. Way back she was a web developer and later a UX designer.
Category Archives: Self-Organization
Have you ever had regular One-on-Ones (“O3s”)? If not, I think you’re missing out. Mark Horstman and Mike Auzenne describe them as: 30 minute conversation every (other) week Between a manager and one of her team members. (Each team member gets … Continue reading
It’s helpful for new employees to get feedback on how they’re doing in order to adjust to their new workspace. In traditional companies this might be done by a team lead or superior. In Scrum – as so many other … Continue reading
Last year, while studying the program of Agile 2011 I read about “Dinner with a Stranger” for the first time: Socializing and networking are an integral part of Agile2011. If you’ll be attending Agile2011 alone, make sure to stop by … Continue reading
Two months ago I started a new job. I left nice old colleagues and got nice new colleagues. The companies are the same size. No big diff there. But there is a very visible difference in the respective offices: Old … Continue reading
<Sing title to the melody of the batman theme song> In the company I just left we had a weekly bugslot to stay on top of defects: 2 hours every week during which all developers fixed bugs at the same … Continue reading
If you want to establish new ways to do things (i.e. processes), make sure that this new way is the easiest route for people to reach their goal. If the old way is easier, the new one won’t ever be … Continue reading
Searching for ways to stay more focused on the stories, several of our teams use the following trick: Each morning during standup they set themselves a daily goal. In some teams these goals are for the whole team, in others … Continue reading
Big visible charts are a great way to convey information. The more visible something is, the less likely you are to forget or disregard it. This week we tried a new location, when we needed additional maintainers for a handful … Continue reading
Wanna know how we distribute support tickets between developers / scrum teams? I’ll first describe an approach that didn’t work, followed by one that works for us (and Immobilienscout24, because we totally copied it from them).