The Only Types of Agile Meetings You Need

People in the tech industry are familiar with the many types of agile meetings. Stand-ups, retrospectives, planning – these types of meetings are all well known to us. What if you’ve never been part of an agile team before? I recently encountered this when a colleague of mine asked me: “How do your engineering teamsContinue reading “The Only Types of Agile Meetings You Need”

The Daily Standup is a Waste of Time

It’s the same daily standup you’ve been attending for years. You show up at the same time. Enjoy some small talk with your teammates. The facilitator eventually asks how yesterday went with someone’s work. Updates are given. Details about one’s schedule in the past 24 hours. They end by explaining their plan for the currentContinue reading “The Daily Standup is a Waste of Time”

Five Methods of Facilitation I use for Collaborative Meetings

The ability facilitate collaborative meetings is a critical skill for leaders. When done well, the facilitator creates an engaging discussion that has high attendance and prevents boredom. Most importantly, it creates an advantage for the team by aligning the group on the meeting’s topics.  Accomplishing these goals with consistency as a facilitator takes time. EachContinue reading “Five Methods of Facilitation I use for Collaborative Meetings”