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What is a homemade Agile (Kanban&Scrum) system?

It’s probably time I gave a brief explanation about Kanban mainly, and how it  translates to an effective family communication system that helps us get things done . I’ll keep it short, OK? Kanban is a Lean manufacturing tool, aiming to lower costs in high production environments. "Kan-Ban" is Japanese for signal card, that had all… Continue reading What is a homemade Agile (Kanban&Scrum) system?

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How Agile helped a father get his kid to tidy the room

I met Efi, an old friend working in the hi-tech industry, and an experienced father of Ben, 8, and Lucy, 4, a while ago n a one of the Agile practices conferences.   He turned to me over lunch, and asked me to advise him about problems he was having with getting his son to tidy… Continue reading How Agile helped a father get his kid to tidy the room

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Using E.T.F.B model with agile techniques – How to make a continues desirable behavior change?

“Research has now shown that it is not the event itself that causes the emotional reaction but the automatic thoughts that run through our head in immediate response to the event “(www.actionforhappiness.org). The way we interpret reality dictates the way we feel, behave and react. When for example we interpret an event as threatening we might… Continue reading Using E.T.F.B model with agile techniques – How to make a continues desirable behavior change?

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How to have the best family summer break ever: Agile holiday sprint planning

For my first post of the year I thought I’d deviate marginally off-topic and tell you about my Christmas (=Summer! for those in the Northern Hemisphere, poor dears…) holidays here in New Zealand, which were my “best ever” – for the following reason: I brought work home with me (sort of) and used Agile planning… Continue reading How to have the best family summer break ever: Agile holiday sprint planning