Use Trello as a structured whiteboard for distributed brainstorming and online workshops

Some people use Trello as a Kanban board (i.e. a task management or workflow app) and that’s a great use for it. A different way is to think about Trello as a structured whiteboard that you can use for online workshops or even distributed, asynchronous sense-making and problem solving. Unlike a dedicated task management tool like JIRA, Trello is much more … Continue reading Use Trello as a structured whiteboard for distributed brainstorming and online workshops

Heroic Adventurers vs. Brutish Invaders

Check Your Story Have you ever found yourself on one side of a situation like this? Ancient philosophers knew it and modern ones developed the idea: We do NOT have direct access to reality: We perceive an extremely small part of it using our limited and unreliable senses. Then we interpret the meaning based on our cultural context, past experience, the vocabulary we wield and even our … Continue reading Heroic Adventurers vs. Brutish Invaders

Enable Knowledge to Grow Over Time with AsyncABC

The more useful stuff you have in a well-organized, densely interconnected team information system, the richer your interactions can become. A great TIM can be like a beautiful garden where things can stack up, grow and interweave in ways that would be impossible without the right environment. (photo by Cherry Laithang via Unsplash) Ok, Michał. Colorful metaphors are … Continue reading Enable Knowledge to Grow Over Time with AsyncABC

Use a consistent information architecture across tools

Build up your team information environment. Today’s one minute tip is: use a consistent information architecture across tools. For example: given you use JIRA Stories as the main unit of work and you have a team wiki, when you add information supporting the development of a story to the wiki, then this information should clearly reference the story: directly in the … Continue reading Use a consistent information architecture across tools