Last week, I ordered two Acer Nitro 5 gaming laptops to replace the rather underwhelming and malfunctioning CHUWI HeroBook Pro laptops that my older two received for their birthdays in November.Continue reading Acer Nitro 5 gaming laptop
A couple of years ago, I wrote a post about using planning poker in Agile teams, for estimating user story size. But that was when we were all sitting in the same room and not shielding from Covid-19.
Things have changed now. Here are a few options that I’ve tried.Continue reading Using Zoom polls for planning poker in Agile teams
Hands up if you love meetings… nobody?
It’s one of the most common complaints I hear from development teams: “Urgh! We have far too many meetings.” It’s not often true but that is their perception because the meetings felt boring and wasteful.
Meetings don’t have to be like that. I’ve just started reading a book called Meeting Design: For Managers, Makers and Everyone by Kevin M Hoffman (Two Waves Books, 2018) which I’m hoping will help me plan more productive, more meaningful gatherings in the future.
In this post, I offer a few simple rules to help meeting feel more manageable.Continue reading What rules do you have for meetings at work?