About this site…
I started keeping track of retrospective and facilitation links when I first started searching for interesting Scrum retrospective techniques, which extended into the value of retrospectives, how to conduct them, and the variety of formats that different people have tried.
My interest in retrospectives quickly burgeoned into a passion for facilitation as a whole. Like everyone else, I hate boring meetings and I resent wasting time. The discovery of good facilitation practices provided a way to create focused and valuable meeting structures, the environment for participants to collaborate and engage with the work, and come out with both a clear direction and a feeling of accomplishment.
I don’t believe in reinventing the wheel, so this site is predominantly intended as a collection of links to other blogs I’ve found useful, supplemented here and there with my own observations. If you do find a broken link, please let me know – change is after all the only constant, and I’ve yet to find a way to keep up with all of it…
And of course, all feedback is highly valuable and welcome – I really do live by the mantra “Feedback is the breakfast of champions!”
And a bit about me…
I’m an agile coach with a passion for creating a positive working experience in complex environments. Facilitation is my tool of choice to harness team knowledge and direct meaningful change. My ultimate aim is for us all to find autonomy, mastery and purpose in our work.
The software industry has been my home since 2001, with a prior background in fine art and collaborative creative projects, which feed directly into my experience of software development.
I live in Cape Town, South Africa. I’m committed to sharing agile knowledge and have been a committee member of the Scrum User Group South Africa (SUGSA) since 2011.
Thinking out loud: Talks and workshops
I tweet sporadically on things agile, motivation, complexity and creativity.