Starting a themed week

An attempt to reach my goals more efficiently

My themed week (version 1)

Switching context slows me down. Inability to find a meeting with 3+ colleagues within 2 upcoming days tires me. Now it’s time to make an attempt to change that: I’m picking up the idea of a “themed week”.

That means I put my most prominent recurring activities into a weekly framework. Every day will be dedicated to a specific topic and activities centered around that. What does that look like for me?

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A cool Lego Calendar

A while ago I stumbled over an appealing idea: Use LEGO for calendaring. It makes planning across a team easier, delivers instant overview and adds a tactile element which makes the whole thing much more fun.

I did a quick research which showed that the idea is not brand new. Many people have created calendars by putting colored bricks on LEGO plates, but the most appealing one – how I find – is the one from a London agency “vitamindesign”. I quickly want to show you how that works.

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Scaling Agile @ Spotify – H. Kniberg

Thanks to Lars for pointing me to this article. It’s a great insight on managing large teams over different locations efficiently. In his November 2012 article, Henrik Kniberg (also see my recent post from him introducing scrum) describes a team setup that combines scrum teams and keeps them interacting with each other.

It’s a challenge I’m currently facing as well setting up the new car2go and moovel development teams. I’ll definitely learn from that input for my further steps!

https://blog.crisp.se/2012/11/14/henrikkniberg/scaling-agile-at-spotify