Author Archives: crossbolt

Scrum tip: Conduct better sprint retrospectives

Sprint retrospectives have in the past proved challenging for me as a Scrum Master: Some pigs take an inordinate amount of time to give their feedback. In a team of 8 pigs we often had the first few volunteers getting … Continue reading

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Using short videos as a change management tool

Some time last year I started investigating whether videos are a good mechanism for driving change on a project. Project stakeholders typically don’t read long documents and even if they do it’s usually a cursory glance at the pictures. Roadshows … Continue reading

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Eating my own dogfood…

In my personal capacity I’ve had an initiative that’s been open with just about no progress for a couple of months: I’m having to vacate my home office to make way for my daughter’s new room. A big reason for … Continue reading

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American Psycho: The search for premium business cards

There’s a famous scene from an infamous movie that epitomises the business card fetish. It is both ridiculous and funny. Here’s the thing though – if you’re in professional services there’s a lot riding on that card. Late last year when … Continue reading

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Adventures with Thunk!: Where the corporate folk take advice from smart blokes with tattoos

It was a large and prestigious law-firm. Our footfalls echoed in the massive glass atrium as we homed in on the lone reception desk. With me was Don Packett, MD of Thunk! who also moonlights as a stand-up comedian. Bringing … Continue reading

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About.me: Own that first impression online (quickly!)

I regularly google about people in advance of meetings with them. Admittedly  it was disconcerting the first time I met someone new and hearing them mention that they had been checking me out too! I was immediately curious (and slightly anxious) as … Continue reading

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Just a better way of handling your notes

I do a lot of research. I have a wide variety of professional and personal interests matched with a rabid curiosity. Like most folks, I typically open up a browser, hit Google and start reading. As I progress, I open up … Continue reading

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