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Anonymous Feedback

To extend on last week’s post on feedback ratings for speakers, I want to spend a little time on the comments received on these feedback forms. I read every single form.  I flip them over to make sure I catch any…

Feedback Ratings

I recently received all of the feedback forms from the conference in November.  In going through them, I realized that I’m conflicted on a number of topics associated to these forms.  This first post is going to focus on the…

Feedback

Now since one of my goals is short posts, this is not an all encompassing post about feedback.  I want to focus in on a specific topic within feedback:  the dangers of indirect and/or anonymous feedback..  I’m sure there are…

Agile 2014 Retrospective

I saw someone tweet that they were having #agile2014 withdrawl.  I can completely relate.  Yet, it occurred to me that I get so wrapped up in exploring and implementing ideas generated from the conference, that I haven’t stopped to reflect…

Silent Stand-up

I have been doing some form of a daily meeting since 2005.  Although we were trying to develop with Agile in mind, the project in 2005 was anything but Agile.  However, our leader set a 7:30 a.m. daily sync meeting.…

Agile 2014 Conference Submissions

I have been attending the Agile Alliance conference for a number of years now.  A few years ago, I wanted to start helping with the conference.  My reasons were: Wanting to give back to a conference that I’ve learned quite…

Authentic Evolving

So I have had to grow quite a bit as a leader.  I’m a type A individual.  I might actually be borderline OCD.  I’m left brain to the max.  So I’ve had to learn how my personality impacts others.  I’ve…

Act of Courage

One of the hardest things for a leader is having the courage to be different and take a stand.  Personally, I was always a very courageous employee.  Then I became a manager.  Suddenly, my courage level seemed insufficient.   I…

Owning thoughts

One of the aspects that I like about planning poker is that everyone shows their thoughts at the same time.  You can’t wait to hear what someone else thinks and then give your opinion.  You have to think independently and…