If you aren’t familiar with Hi5, it’s a web app that lets you give your teammates virtual Hi-Fives (aka Kudos) in a really fun and easy way. I recently published a longer writeup about Hi5 and my experience implementing it with my team. One of the things I wanted to accomplish with Hi5 was to … Read moreTutorial: Setting Up a Hi5 Wallboard
I’ve recently been on a kick with my team to work on our psychological safety. For an agile team to really flourish, it is imperative that the team feels comfortable with each other enough to speak up when they feel there is an opportunity to grow if the team is headed down the wrong path. … Read moreHi5 Your Way to a Happy Agile Team
Back in late September, I had the privilege of attending Agile Coaching Camp US. This event has happened yearly for the past ten years, bouncing around from city to city, offering up a heaping dose of education, camaraderie, fun, and community. This was the 10-year anniversary and was held in the city where it all … Read moreAgile Coaching Camp US 2018
This last weekend, I had the pleasure of attending Agile Coaching Camp US right in my own neighborhood! For the 10-year anniversary of the coaching camp they brought it back home to where it started. You can read my full writeup of the event to get a feel for what it was like to be … Read moreACCUS2018: OMG I’m an Imposter
I love books, especially books about Agile and Scrum. These are a few of my favorites – they have provided me with a ton of value and come highly recommended. I hope you enjoy them. Note: These are indeed affiliate links. If you purchase any of these books I’ll receive a small commission. This is … Read moreAndy’s Essential Agile Reading List
Back when I first started Agile/Scrum, we randomly picked names for our sprint that had little or no meaning/effect on anything beyond the name of our feature branches in git. It was fun for the entire 30 seconds it took to think of a name and add it to Jira. I like to have a … Read moreWhat’s in a Name? How I Add Some Fun to our Sprints
Often in the midst of a conversation about what I do for a living, I’ll catch myself interchanging the words “Agile” and “Scrum.” I’ve noticed this elsewhere in the Agile/PM community. If you google something similar to “what is the difference between Agile and Scrum” you’ll see plenty of people with a lack of understanding … Read moreAgile vs. Scrum – What’s the Difference?