It’s Thanksgiving Day in the U.S.; a time that reminds me to appreciate my world. I appreciate you, my colleagues and friends, for supporting me and challenging me. I appreciate my fellow Scrum Masters (of whatever gender) in Boulder for playing along in Open Space with me. I appreciate my family for their love and [...]
Archive for November, 2005
Jason Yip wrote a blog that made me think. I think we’d call this Courage. Or, on an XP team, following our values. I’ve worked with teams looking for ways to encourage non-conformist thinking into their discussions/decisions. They wanted to avoid Groupthink. A team becomes vulnerable to Groupthink when it has achieved a harmonious approach [...]
Sigh. I learn a little html and think I’m a programmer. So, just to keep me humble, the universe turns half of my latest blog posting green. The price of chutzpah. Sigh.
After a leisurely lunchtime walk through grounds of The Alamo, I’ve rejoined a gathering about Open Space in San Antonio, TX. The participants have gathered here because we want a deeper exploration of the issues and opportunities related to using Open Space Technology (OST) in American organizations and communities. Hence, Open Space on Open Space [...]
This week I’m working in Minneapolis with Esther Derby. We’re pair writing a book on retrospectives. Working on the book has me thinking about teams—the two-person team of Esther and me and the teams that benefit from retrospectives—and my October 11 list of criteria for being a team. Interdependent work (the second criterion for “team” [...]