Setting the ground rules for running a team brainstorming session

“The best way to get good ideas is to get lots of ideas and throw the bad ones away.” – Linus Pauling


In my opinion, one of the most important things to get right when running your workshop is to set the ground rules. Our team found that following these simple rules really helped make our brainstorming sessions a success – maybe it will help you too:

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Eliminating lost value with continuous delivery

One of the biggest problems with a lengthy release cycle for a software system is that you build up an inventory of changes which, if released more quickly, could have yielded some return on investment sooner. By introducing a continuous delivery process which allows teams to release changes as soon as they’re ready there is potential for ROI benefits but also some other, less tangible, benefits.

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Accelerated Agile – comparing theory to practice

I recently attended a training session run by Dan North (@tastapod) called Accelerated Agile. This blog post summarises what we learnt: Dan argued that some organisations/teams using Agile practices have lost sight of actual achievement and are unconsciously going through the motions, too comfortable in the fact that they are ‘doing Agile’? Why might this be happening, and how can it be avoided?

Dan North at Foo Cafe

Dan North in full flow

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