By now, most of us are working from home trying to adjust to the New Normal. As we continue to settle in, working remotely will feel more natural to us. Remember, this is an opportunity for you and your team to make things better.
You can do that by being getting together on a regular cadence and talking about what works, what doesn’t, and what you can do to fix it. In other words, iterate. If you weren’t iterating prior to the virus, now is your chance to pick up a really good habit. There are a lot of good ways you can do retrospectives even though you are remote. For example:
- AWWAPP.com. is a free virtual whiteboard app where your team go post what is working and what isn’t.
- Retruim and FunRetro are two good paid retrospective tools that can work as well.
- TastyCupcakes.org has some great suggestions for retrospectives approaches that can be adapted to the virtual environment..
Remember: High performing teams don’t just wake up one day and find out they are high performing. They are constantly looking for ways to improve.
Jane Niederberger is joining us for our next #SlinkyThink Session: Aligning Goals as a guest presenter. Jane is going to reinforce why goals are important at the team and the organization level, and how to get alignment.
We’re excited about our new Management 3.0 course: Foundations Online Workshop. For those of you who don’t know what Management 3.0 is, this course is designed to empower leaders and managers in a new way of managing. As an online course, the workshop is spread over four weeks with a session each week for a 2.5 hours.
We have dusted off our virtual class offerings and got them up on Eventbrite. Our online offerings include Kanban, Scrum Jumpstart, and Leading Virtual Teams workshops. Product Owner training is coming in the next few weeks.
As always, our next Agile Games Indy meetup will be later in April. We are looking for topics, so let us know if you have a topic you would like to learn more about.
Sorry for the length of this email, but there is a lot going on.
As always, stay safe and wash those hands.