Links of the Month

An idiots guide to casting with a centrepin reel (2019-09-12)

And now for something completely different. A man who formerly built superb centrepin reels and knows nothing about casting his master pieces. An ideal trigger for all of those who really need some distance from work.

https://www.chrislythe-centrepins.co.uk/casting-with-a-centrepin-reel/

Coaching Scrum: Simon Paynter’s ‘ScrumBut Game’ as a conversation starter (2019-07-03)

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/scrumbut-game-simple-enlightening-exercise-those-simon/

And this is what it is about: Cut the Scrum Guide up into a series of cards with sentences and paragraphs taken directly from the Guide (turns out the way it is written lends itself extremely well to this), and have the team decide between them for each card if; “YesWeScrum”, “ScrumBut” or “Can’tDo/Won’tDo”.

Small is Beautiful (2019-06-24)

E. F. Schumacher talks about “Small is Beautiful”, an essay, in The Radical Humanist, Vol. 37, No. 5 (August 1973), p. 22.

One of his most famous quotes:

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius—and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction

– E. F. Schumacher

Other quotes can be found here: https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/E._F._Schumacher

Evidence-based Portfolio Management (2019-05-30)

Traditional portfolio management is the Gullfoss approach (https://www.touropia.com/greatest-waterfalls-in-the-world/) of all waterfall approaches. Learn about a more agile way to deal with portfolio management: https://www.scrum.org/resources/introduction-evidence-based-portfolio-management?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email