The LEGO® – Retrospective


The LEGO® – Retrospective is a quite nice method I tried out with a team in my current company. The reason why this exercise is so exciting is the fact that team members are joining a totally new creative space where they can try out to express their thoughts on an abstract layer. In this post I’d like to share some experiences about this improvised retrospective. Continue Reading →

How to combine Jira with physical boards


In Scrum Teams I used to work always with physical cork boards or whiteboards to visualize the status of a running sprint. Nowadays many companies have distributed teams. Therefore it is quite common to use project management toos like JIRA, Trac or Trello. The first time I was confronted with a distributed team I noticed some interesting details with these tools. In this blog post I want to explain why digital and physical boards do not contradict each other and why it still makes sense to use physical boards.

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Team Board

As a Scrum Master I took care of a new Team where I wanted to have a better visualization of our daily work. As I am not a big fan of digital tools for processes I decided to set up a physical board although it was a distributed team.

So before I started to create the board I made some notes about the information I wanted to make transparent and visualized:

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Hello and welcome

Oh Yea, yet another agilist who wants to spread his ideas, thoughts and experiences in the agile world!

So in this blog I want to cover mostly agile topics and information about Scrum, Kanban, Lean Thinking and random thoughts.
My aim is to describe my experiences, failures and successes in my daily work as a Scrum Master in order to help others in their daily live.