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Month: January 2018 (page 1 of 3)

5 Steps To Visualizing Your Work In Kanban

My focus as an independent consultant at Lagom Solutions is to help people do more work with less stress… in other words, remove unnecessary drama. Visualizing your work is fundamental to that effort. I’ve created a poster that shows a repeatable framework you can use to help any team visualize their work in their context.

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This week’s video to watch: 4+3+2+1 Team Success Factors

This week’s video to watch is from Jimmy Janlén, an agile coach at Crisp, a Swedish consulting company. It describes the 4+3+2+1 Team Success Factors model that “captures and describes what you can do to help make your team become strong and successful.” 1 I think this is worth the 7+ minutes of your time. Here are some of my favorite takeaways:

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Tips on having a stellar standup

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In the book “Death by Meeting,” Patrick Lencioni  points out that we often take a meeting and bloat it so that it no longer accomplishes the original intent. I’ve heard enough tales about one-hour standups to know that this is relevant here as well.  The fix is to recognize, and stay true to, the original purpose and ensure that everything else is attended to in its own time & space.

Use the standup to make a plan for the day

So, what’s the purpose of a standup meeting?

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