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June 28, 2018

Based on a game I used to play as a kid, this simple game is easy to setup and run. The general idea is 4 people individually draw each part of a body (head, body, legs, feet) without seeing what the other did.  I’ve ran it with over 96 people (and it could scale furth...

May 29, 2018

Just over a year ago now I was invited to speak about Spiritual Intelligence. “The Flame” is a charity that offers mindfulness, meditation and lots of support to people struggling with their mental health.

They asked if I could share my experiences to help others. I cou...

October 27, 2017

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After the amazing success in London, the Scrum Clinic has come to the Midlands. The clinic is a health check for newly practicing ScrumMasters to help them on their journey. It’s a great place to bring your struggles and issues, offer ideas, listen and learn...

March 8, 2017

Over the last few years as part of my coaching I often find I'm gently reminding the guys to try to just do one thing at a time. We’ve all been there. A combination of distractions and pressure, context switching can just become part of a teams everyday life....

October 10, 2016

“And we’ll use a lambda expression here” it's at that point that I realise the meeting has taken a technical turn for the worst. Making sure people of all technical (or non-technical!) abilities have a shared understanding is often quite a challenge. When I notice the...

October 10, 2016

A long time ago in a galaxy far far away... I graduated into my first commercial business role as a developer. At the time I was left to my own devices and remember being bemused as the ‘Roll-Up’ key made the page go down on a cranky old AS/400 terminal (not quite what...

November 2, 2015

“No cake this week”, I said as the team failed their sprint once again. The usual reasons of “if we just had another 2 hours” or “it’s a simple change we just needed to test it…” came through in the retro. No management success cake was once again a harsh reality.

 
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