Matthias Ehinger

5 Retrospective methods for agile teams

Why you should regularly perform retrospective meetings with your team Not only SCRUM masters, agile coaches and project managers depend on feedback from their teams. Every team should regularly exchange ideas on how to improve collaboration. Retrospectives help you to get better feedback from your team. Benefits of Retrospectives: Continuously improve teamwork to become more effective…

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New “Agreement evaluation” technique released for better team alignment: Check that all team members agree with your ideas

Ask for agreement level, e.g. to evaluate the acceptance of proposals or options: strongly agree, agree, neutral, disagree, strongly disagree. When should you use the agreement evaluation technique? Use the agreement evaluation technique, e.g., for your team alignment meetings or project kick-off workshops. What are the benefits of using the agreement evaluation technique? When all…

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New retrospective template released.

Are you a SCRUM master or a member of an agile team? Our new template helps you to conduct efficient retrospective sessions. Templates based on facilitation cards vs. templates based on background images. The new retrospective template is based on three facilitation cards, each of which assigned to a color category (Start, Stop or Continue):…

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New “Permissions” feature released!

There are currently two permissions that you can use as a facilitator (more permissions will follow!): Lock facilitation cards and Block card creation. When should you use permissions? Who hasn’t experienced this scenario: As a facilitator, you laboriously prepare a template on the IdeaClouds workspace. The facilitation cards are arranged to your liking, and then…

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New “Open workshops” feature released!

We have released a new feature for our digital workshop tool (IdeaClouds) – open workshops! This new functionality is not just about access; it enables totally new use cases and improves your digital workshop experience! When should you use them? We recommend using open workshops if one or more of the following scenarios apply: You…

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Future teaching of creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship

Both society and the economy are going through a substantial period of change, which is driven mainly by digital transformation, globalization, new working paradigms, and the global demand for sustainable business models. These changes will influence the success factors of future innovations and, in turn, may require different skills, technologies, and methodologies to drive them.…

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Meetings am Standort China trotz Coronavirus?

Der Umgang mit dem in China entdeckten Coronavirus bestimmt längst auch den Arbeitsalltag in vielen Unternehmen. Unternehmen stoppen Geschäftsreisen nach China und empfehlen die Arbeit im Home-Office, um die Ansteckungsgefahr für ihre Mitarbeiter zu reduzieren. Meetings vor Ort sind dadurch nicht mehr möglich. Sie fallen aus oder müssen virtuell durchgeführt werden – für einen noch…

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