Esther Derby shares wisdom about factors to consider when deciding whether to bring a distributed team together for kick-offs, planning and retrospectives. Face-to-face is best, yet leaders find it difficult to quantify the benefits as well as the costs.
Archive for March, 2007
Yesterday (March 13) I presented a tutorial at QCon, “Agile Leadership: From Managment that Controls to Management that Facilitates.” We had quite a good time in the session which I seeded with a number of appreciative inquiry-style questions for added flavor. The universe rewarded me with an alert to an article by Brian Button in [...]
It’s Wednesday—the day my automated “to-do” list tells me to write a blog post, if I haven’t already posted one this week. I’m in the middle of a trip to London to speak at Qcon. Traveling to exotic (!) places distracts me from things like writing blog posts. Since the reminder came up, and I [...]
I started to write a blog post about designing a retrospective flow from an Appreciative Inquiry perspective. My little blog post grew into an article. It’s posted on the Amplifying Your Effectiveness (AYE) Conference site. Click to read “An Appreciative Retrospective.” I’m presenting at AYE in November this year. I hope to see you there.