Products and Processes Blog

Should my team be “mature”? by Arkadiusz Ostrycharz

If you want to say yes then I would like to ask you what is mature? Does that mean that team is efficient? Output is predictable? Or maybe mood is ...

When motivating employees, personal touches speak volumes

Kudo cards and thank you notes demonstrate that someone has paid attention what you did. Each message adds a very valuable personal touch to your r...

Agile Conferences in the UK - January to June 2018

There is a lot happening in the Agile Community and we certainly felt that last year keeping track of all the events and at times struggling to pri...

Agile and Soft Skills sessions at NDC London 2018

We're delighted to see NDC London - a major tech conference - returning this week with a great selection of Agile, DevOps and workplace skills. Thi...

An Attractive Agile Christmas Scene

We got creative with some spare Magnetic Dots and turned our black magnetic wall into an amazing festive scene. We blogged before about our home ka...

Making an accessible traffic light card for users with colour vision deficiencies

Our next step was/is to focus on squad healthcheck and make a truly excellent squad health-check deck. We got some timely feedback that the particu...

Maturing maturity models with Spotify Squad Health Check

How does a manager know what needs to be improved and what help can he get to decide? Academic journals are stuffed with papers about what knowledg...

Magnetic Attraction: how a little dot will change your expectations

So we finally set up our full-size Kanban board. The little one in the kitchen got James into prep school but we have no room to track all our bus...

Five ways we changed the Index Card to improve User Experience for agile teams

What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when you think about index cards? Taking notes, making a to-do list, flash cards or even doodling. G...

Six Agile sessions at NDC-London

Our full national Q1 event listing would be incomplete without a detailed listing of the Agile sessions at NDC London next week. Thursday 11:40 ...

What's happening in the Agile Community and where?

From meetups and discussions to conferences, we've compiled the list of agile related events for the first quarter. Rest of the year to follow soon...

Dog Food, Kids Stuff and Other Items

One of our big stress points at home at the moment is a private school assessment which our little two and half year old monster responsible citize...