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Podcast Chief Blabla Officer

TLDR;
iTunes podcast [media; Dutch]
Spotify podcast [media; Dutch]
Or search for ‘de toekomst van organisaties’ on your preferred podcast platform.

In December I was back in the Netherlands to facilitate the Liberating Structures Immersion Workshop after migrating to Germany the month before. Taking the opportunity, my old colleagues/friends Roel & Just invited me to record a podcast before we went to a meetup at Keytoe (awesome Dutch company living quite some teal and agile principles, without using any of the dogmatic jargon).

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LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® & Agile

LEGO

‘Exploded view’ of what I learned this workshop. OCD, you ask?

Just now I attended an introduction workshop to LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® [web] in the context of agile. The purpose of this method is to use hands-on, minds-on creative thinking to let people build metaphors with LEGO bricks. That way it enables possibilities in their ideas and communication.

“You can learn more about a person in an hour of play than you can from a lifetime of conversation.” – Plato

Trust me when I say there are numerous workshops using LEGO out there. This is the only method which LEGO has endorsed. My excitement was high as the great @Martin van Dijken was one of the facilitators. 🙂 I find it valuable and so far think it matches my coaching style. The next step is deciding if I want to become a certified facilitator.

Monolith Mascots

Eclipse monoliths

The purpose of the Application squad I’m currently in is ‘Ontwikkelingshulp’ in Dutch. We enable other squads to better deliver software. One of the themes on our backlog is breaking up the monolith [wiki]. So recently I ordered little monoliths on Etsy [web] as team mascots. Today surprised my team with them after stand-up. 🎁

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