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Things in 2020 I’m Bringing Into 2021

Things in 2020 I’m Bringing Into 2021

Things in 2020 I’m Bringing Into 2021 A lot of people want to forget 2020. For me, I’m bringing three things from 2020 into 2021. Happy New Year, folks! I know – it’s been a while since my last newsletter. To say that I’ve been busy is an understatement. The last quarter of 2020 saw ...
An Alternative Way to Teach and Estimate with Story Points

An Alternative Way to Teach and Estimate with Story Points

An Alternative Way to Teach, and Estimate with, Story Points I recently gave a lightning talk a few weeks ago at the Cambridge Agile Exchange MeetUp. The topic I covered was about an alternative way to teach and do story pointing. This alternative technique was something I came up with back in 2008. Why did ...
Was your business agile enough to respond to 2020?

Was your business agile enough to respond to 2020?

Was your business agile enough to respond to 2020? Hello again!  I can’t believe it’s October – the beginning of the fall season here in the northern hemisphere. I can’t believe time went by so quickly. It feels as if it were only yesterday when we had to go into lock-down to respond to the ...
A Template for Monthly Performance Discussions

A Template for Monthly Performance Discussions

A Lightweight Template for Monthly Performance Discussions In my series of newsletters on preparing for your performance review, I mentioned a template you can use when talking with your manager during your one-on-one meetings (1:1s). A colleague and I have also mentioned this template in our talks on performance assessments, rewards and recognition systems, and ...