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Agile Open Fire @Kaiserburg Nuremberg

Hello everyone,

yesterday there was a really awesome event and we were there. The Agile Open Fire at the Kaiserburg in Nuremberg. There were super interesting people on site, many new impressions, great inspirations, opinions and thought-provoking impulses were taken along. The location was first-class, we didn't miss fun and extensive laughter.

Many thanks to all, especially to the organizers. 
www.agileopenfire.de

If you would like to get to know the community in Nuremberg and the surrounding area, please join Agile Monday (www.agilemonday.de). This takes place every third Monday of the month. Or join the group at Xing, where you can get all updates.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.

Agile greetings from Fürth to the world.
Your Agiloneer Team

Sketchnotes

Hello agile agilists,

I was at a seminar last Sunday on "Sketchnotes - thinking with a pencil".
There we discussed the basic forms, typefaces, text containers, pictograms, figures, colour concepts and drew our own designs. Sketchnoting is very helpful for workshops especially for retrospectives. Dry topics are enhanced by visual representations, more interesting for the audience and above all more remains in the minds of the participants.
On the photo I have put together a collage of some of my practice works. So you start and practice the different figures. Perfection is not required at this point, because it's about the visual support of what is being discussed or the topics to be discussed.
I can only recommend such a workshop! There is also enough literature on the topic. I have included them in my literature list. Have a look at it!
Funnily enough, the seminar instructor recommended the same flipchart markers that are included in our agile toolbox. This makes us happy and shows us that we are on the right track.

Agile greetings
Your Agiloneer Team

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New Year's greetings

Dear Agilists,

We would like to make one last announcement this year before we take off in 2020 and position ourselves even stronger.
Use tonight as a kind of retrospective on the past year and also think about the negative things, because you can learn the most from them. Use this opportunity to set new goals for the coming year and write them down.

We wish you all good luck with your plans in 2020 and further or soon cooperation.

Agile greetings from Fürth to the world.
Your team from Agiloneer.

Photo by Ian Schneider on Unsplash

Photo by Ian Schneider on Unsplash

X-Mas Retrospective - a review of the past year

Preparation:

On a flip chart you write the headline and sometimes a fir tree with a Neuland BigOne®. This time you write it out with a green wax crayon.
Draw the border, the candles, the balls and the gifts with Neuland No.One® and paint them with the different colours of the wax colouring blocks.
Post-It's in the size 76x76 are completely sufficient for writing down the themes. To write on the Post-It's, it is best to use the Stabilo Pen68.

1st round:

All team members write positive moments from the past year on Post-It's.
These are stuck with a short explanation on a candle on the flip chart poster.
The candle stands for light and symbolizes the things that went well last year.

2nd round:

Now is wish time and everyone can think of something they would like to improve next year.
The written down wishes are stuck under the tree and briefly explained.

3rd round:

Last but not least, everyone is allowed to write down thank you notes for teammates, the team or other collagues.
These are hung on the Christmas tree balls.

The following rules apply to all three rounds:
- Write down only one topic per post-it
- max. three topics per person
- 2-3 min. time for reflection and writing down
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Looking back to optimise the future

In my daily work I realize again and again how important it is to do a short analysis of the past sprint - the retrospective.

In this firm constitution we sit down together as a team and look at the well and less well done aspects of the last sprint. It is important to carry out this date very promptly, so to speak at the sprint change, so that the newly gained insights can be adopted immediately.

I prepare the retro topics on flipcharts. For this I use primarily the pens from Neuland for writing text (No.One®) and for shading (BigOne®).

Agile greetings
Dipl.-Ing. (FH) René Heidemann

Photo by Agiloneer