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Introducing Agility Cafés: inspect and adapt, with a latté

Today a few of us from last week’s Business Agility workshop gathered at Dish to tackle issues getting in our way to delivering more value for ourselves, our companies and the clients we serve.

The format is simple: bring a topic or two you want help with, together we’ll prioritize them and tackle them in order of importance to the group. When the owner of the topic is satisfied with the response, we move on to the next one.

For our first gathering, we had 3 excellent topics:

  1. How to get management to buy into the full power of Scrum (and not just window dressing)
  2. How to satisfy customers
  3. How to make time for high, important but less urgent tasks aka why does the urgent always seem to take priority?

At the end, everyone rated the hour from 1 to 10 on a value received scale and shared what would have garnered a perfect score. Everyone scored high. The only improvement offered was one person’s wish to be more prepared with questions. All in all, a great first experiment.

Want to come to the weekly Agility Café? Contact Gerry to be put on the mailing list.

Food tip: the eggplant peanut soup at Dish pure awesomesauce

Live coverage of SSMARt Awards 2009

On Wednesday, June 9 at 6:00 pm we’ll begin live coverage of the Sault Ste. Marie and Region Awards for Science and Technology. Come back here to see live photos and blogging of the event.