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Happiness, kudo cards, management 3.0, Motivation, Proccesses, Products, staff appreciation cards -

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

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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 prioritize and manage our time effectively. So this year we decided to create a paper and online calendar / planner for agile related events in the UK, starting with the first 6 months. It's great to see an impressive list of conferences just in the UK. So well done (again) to the Agile Community! DOWNLOAD ICAL GOOGLE CALENDAR And for us, it's a little bit more exciting as we are sponsoring two of the conferences - PIPELINE...

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We're delighted to see NDC London - a major tech conference - returning this week with a great selection of Agile, DevOps and workplace skills. This one was a little too early in the year to get involved directly but it is a conference we're keeping an eye on. Here are our #wishyouwerethere session picks: Wednesday 10:20 : The power of technical decisions Jake Ginnivan ( @JakeGinnivan ) 11:40 : The Developer’s Guide to Promoting Your Work Todd H. Gardner ( @toddhgardner ) 11:40 : You build it, you run it (why developers should also be on call) Chris O'Dell ( @ChrisAnnODell )17:40 : Good Code: What, Why, and How...

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Products -

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 kanban boards. Our first experiment got our son into a selective prep school and on the next iteration we discovered the joy of magnetic fixings for tasks on the whiteboard in our shed. Our next iteration is intended to bring the board back into the kitchen.  We're going for a magnetic whiteboard painted onto one whole wall. MagPaint make some really promising paint and plaster products for making magnetic white or black boards. The problem: it takes a long time. It is...

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Accessibility, Products -

One of the first products Agile Stationery released was a deck of "Size and Sentiment" cards, a bundle of cards for, frankly, a pretty vaguely defined audience. We knew some people used T-Shirt sizing for estimating, and others used planning poker™ to pick a size. We also knew some people did squad health checks and other exercises where it was important to capture sentiment. The Size and Sentiment deck addresses all those together in a cost effective way, but summing up what the deck is for takes a long paragraph, like this. It felt awkward in marketing copy and sales and click-through rate statistics...

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