311, 2021

What is an Agile Team Health Check and Why are They Important?

A team health check is a simple tool that helps you measure and track team health and happiness over time; the data they capture can inform actions that drive continuous improvement. Team health relates to the factors that contribute to team success. There's been considerable effort dedicated to defining those factors thereby paving the way to enhancing them. Google's research, cites five factors that are pivotal to team success. [...]

2708, 2021

Return on Time Invested (ROTI) in Agile Meetings

We all value our time and the meetings we attend can either be a positive or negative use of that time. Irrespective of whether our meetings are face to face or online with our teams, the time we spend in them can leave us with a sense of whether or not the meeting was worthwhile. The Return on Time Invested, or ROTI for short as suggested by Esther Derby [...]

2907, 2021

Quick But Effective Icebreakers to Launch Your Next Retrospective

Starting your retrospective with an icebreaker is a great way to help your team get the focus and engage with the team and get the most out of the meeting. An icebreaker will help your team members - focus strengthen rapport build relationships An icebreaker will give you the chance to - model supportive behaviour set a positive tone for the meeting foster a psychologically safe space A [...]

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 [...]