1407, 2021

What makes the best Icebreakers for teams?

No matter how many times they’ve raced before, athletes warm up their muscles prior to heading to the starting block. They don’t take their warm-up lightly. In fact, it’s the cornerstone of their race; helping to ensure they deliver peak performance when it counts and avoids unnecessary injury. Similarly, anytime groups of people come together to meet, a warm up in the form of an icebreaker can increase [...]

2909, 2020

Herman Miller’s Remote Agile Team Achieves New Goals with TeamRetro

Herman Miller adopts Agile practices Herman Miller is a well known producer of high quality office furniture and equipment and home furnishings.  They are a global organization, with a head office in Zeeland, Michigan, USA and resources across the world - including a technology centre based in Bangalore, India and regional offices in Europe, Asia and South America.  Herman Miller has been slowly adopting Agile practices for developing software [...]

2708, 2020

Supporting Typewise’s Distributed Team with Online Retrospectives

Introducing Typewise's smartphone keyboard app  Typewise logo Typewise is a Switzerland based tech startup company focused on a vision of enabling a digital world that respects user privacy. The company has developed a next generation AI-powered smartphone keyboard app for iOS and Android.  Janis Berneker is the CTO and Co-Founder of Typewise. He leads the product development with three distributed team sections - design, app development and [...]

2008, 2020

Eurowings Digital Turns To Remote Retrospective

Eurowings Turn Digital Eurowings is part of the Lufthansa Group, one of the leading airlines in the European market. In 2018, the airline established a subsidiary called Eurowings Digital to support the transformation of the Eurowings brand from an airline to a holistic digital travel companion for the entire travel chain.  Since its inception, Eurowings Digital has been tackling some crucial challenges within the travel industry, including:  Customer needs [...]

3007, 2020

Tips to overcome recency bias in your retrospectives

Source: https://technology-signals.com/4-ways-to-reduce-bias-in-performance-reviews/ Have you and your agile teams heard of the term recency bias?  Even if you haven’t you might be experiencing it when you conduct your retrospectives without even realising it.  Recency bias  is a psychological phenomenon where a person can remember something which has happened to them recently compared to the thing that has happened to them a while back. Here’s a little test to “experience” recency [...]

3007, 2020

Timeboxing for scrum teams and successful retrospectives

We’ve all been in at least one meeting where we come out and say “well that was a waste of time.”  This graph summarises the truth about human attention span in meetings. Source: https://www.boost.co.nz/blog/2014/09/the-joy-of-timeboxed-meetings.html  One way we can make sure teams and participants don’t leave meetings unhappy because it runs out of time and ineffective is to use the timeboxing methodology. Scrum teams have used timeboxing as a way [...]