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What is the color of our new reality?

What is the color of our new reality?

The time in which we currently live has put all of humanity to the test. Many things we are used to are no longer the same. For example, working from home used to be a rarity. Today, it has become our new, necessary reality. And suddenly, here we are at home, working with colleagues who are also in their homes.…

What is the color of your stress?

What is the color of your stress?

Everyday obligations, both at work and at home, become a routine after a while. We don’t think about how we do them, we just do them. All these things are a part of our comfort zone. And then something unforeseen happens, and it “makes” us go far beyond the comfort zone. And then we are not comfortable, we feel discomfort…

Changes and how to respond to them

Changes and how to respond to them

The fourth agile value according to the Agile Manifesto is literally: “Responding to change over following a plan.” In my opinion, this is the key value that fulfills the Agile manifesto and makes it complete. It is equally useful for software companies as for some “traditional” ones. The philosophy is the same. In previous texts, I have written about people…

How does this work? Read the instructions

How does this work? Read the instructions

We have been dealing with the values of the Agile Manifesto for several articles now and we are trying to look at them from a different angle. We first wrote about people in relation to processes, and then about cooperation with clients where we do not stick to contracts so tightly, but build mutual trust. The third value is literally…

Trust as the key to successful business

Trust as the key to successful business

In the article Agile Breakfast at Tiffany’s we wrote about the importance of paying attention to our people and always putting them at the forefront of processes and procedures. People require attention and dedication, and procedures and processes require to be followed. People are not hired to follow procedures, but procedures are made to be of service to employees. Another…

Agile breakfast at Tiffany’s

Agile breakfast at Tiffany’s

Some people say that this is the hardest time in their lives. We could have a lot of definitions for the current situation. But, two things are for sure: 1) This to shall pass 2) Nothing would be the same For the first thing, we can read something about change management, and the internet at this moment is full of…

Agile leadership – Handling the pressure

Agile leadership – Handling the pressure

Today, more than ever, the business environment is full of uncertainty. Many communication styles are outdated. Too many slow responses on changes that happen all the time. Such an insecure working environment creates a lot of stress and pressure. The way we lead our teams has definitely got room for improvement. Agile leadership could be very useful in those conditions.…

How to create a great team using games?

How to create a great team using games?

The game is a process that ignites creativity, both in a child and an adult person. If we “frame” game in a precise and meaningful frame, a game could impact team spirit, trust within the team, better communication, a better understanding of aspirations other team members. There are so many advantages, that question simple pop up: “Why we don’t use…

Why is drawing so powerful in 2020?

Why is drawing so powerful in 2020?

Nowadays, people are overwhelmed with information, “to do” tasks, and they are sensing that they need more time, for everything. Communication is also evolved, we are using high-tech tools, WhatsApp, Viber, SLACK … But at the end of the day, we need to simplify our communication, and we need more human interactions, too. In that sense, presenting your idea or…

How to incept the idea into someone’s brain?

How to incept the idea into someone’s brain?

Doing training and coaching over the years that question bothers me all the time. But also, I am the leader for more than twenty years and the question would be pretty the same. A team needs a visible idea to see and then team members would believe in it. I just knew somehow that picture should be an answer. But,…

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