A productive month!

[This post originally appeared on its own blog, prior to my merging all Agile Self Development posts into Discardia's archives.]

 

Here's some of what's been happening with Agile Self Development since mid-March:

The Oligivy Notes folks put up the visual notes by Liisa Sorsa of from our SXSW session. You can even download a PDF if you didn't get a printout at the conference.

 

One of the ideas we featured was using a Daily Standup as a way to check in with yourself and others about your progress on personal goals. Those three questions – What did I do yesterday? What will I do today? Am I blocked? – are great for quickly identifying how you're doing and anything that needs to be resolved to progress.

 

Exciting things are happening in Birmingham! Pierce (@piercingwit) took our ideas, especially this use of a Daily Standup, back home and ran with them, starting a group there and a blog – Agile Self Development Birmingham – to share what they're learning together. Check out Pierce's introduction to the project, his description of what they do at their meetings, a key distinction about AgileSelfDev vs. Agile: You Are Your Own Scrum Master, and lovely tips to get you started in Sprints vs. Marathons. The latest post is right on the money about the importance of improving your ability to estimate realistically how much you can get done: "Agile Self Development is all about creating small successes that we can build on each day to create large successes."

Go, Birmingham!

 

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Comments from the original post:

Pierce The grand experiment is going well so far! We're continually learning and tweaking how the approach but it's definitely helping everyone's focus. I'll keep you posted.

Posted by: Pierce | 04/12/2011 at 08:01 AM

Dinah Great! Onward and upward!

Posted by: Dinah | 04/12/2011 at 09:01 AM

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