Introverts and extroverts. Both have valid insights to share, but in most retrospectives, extroverts dominate the conversation.
It's such a common problem. Your team simply refuses to take the time to run retrospectives. "We're too busy!" they say. What should you do?
The first 30 seconds. Such a small amount of time, yet so critical to the success of your retrospectives.
It's a question I get all the time. Should the Product Owner take part in your retrospectives?
If you're running retrospectives and your team just doesn't care, whatever you do, don't skip the retrospective!
Have you ever tried to make a complicated meal without a recipe? If you’re not culinarily inclined, it can be risky. Recipes can be an amateur cook’s best friend because they’re tested and proven.
In the 10 years Mandy Ross has lived in (and worked remotely from) Hood River, Oregon, she’s experienced the full gamut of Internet connectivity issues: 56k modems (in the early years), 10 Mbps Internet speeds (“And maybe 1 Mbps up, if you sacrifice a chicken and dance to the gods,” she says) and countless frustrating hours on the phone with internet service providers, which she’s had to change multiple times.
If you’re writing a professional email to a colleague, you probably wouldn’t start with “Heyyyy” or “What’s up?” You’re more likely to start with “Dear” or “Good morning.”