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Posts Tagged ‘Cards’

Announcements,Company Transition Deck,Decks,Experiment,Lean Startup,pickadeck

March 11, 2015

New release Pick A Deck – the most impressive to date!

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So here are some Pick A Deck news again! We are releasing yet another version of Pick A Deck. Yay!   Thanks lean startup! I hope in the future I’ll take the time for a proper return on experience post series talking about what is happening with our team here at Aix en Provence, France. […]


January 29, 2013

Representing my CV on a Kanban board

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Whilst looking for another contract I brushed off and updated my CV. It’s got all the required sections, the necessary information and detail, the company names and some numbers too, and it looks, well, boring… So I decided to experiment in interactive CV making and decided that a kanban format would allow me to show […]

Decks,Experiment,Health,Off Topic,pickadeck,Uncategorized

January 15, 2013

OT (kinda): Getting Lean in 2013

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My “eating a lot” and “no exercise” for the last 6 months has finally caught up with me. My weight has started to increase week on week, and this increase doesn’t appear to be linear, it is following some sort of exponent… Nothing to worry about, but I am feeling sluggish, slow, and I had […]

Coaching,Company Transition Deck,Large Organisations,Lean Startup,pickadeck

January 11, 2013

pickadeck – PIVOT #1 – market the solution as Vertical

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I was recently forwarded an excellent post from Joel Spolsky’s blog “Joel on Software” title “How Trello is different” and the first part of the post resonated with me and our current strategy for pickadeck. See, Joel shows how Trello is a “totally horizontal product”, it can be used by people from all walks of […]

Announcements,Company Transition Deck,Decks,Experiment,Large Organisations

June 18, 2012

I have some skin in the game now :)

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A month and a bit ago, I launched a website: www.pickadeck.com. This is a web app that allows anyone with a culture change in mind to describe it in the format of a deck of cards. Sounds familiar? Yep, I have been experimenting with that concept for a few years now, and that works pretty […]

Coaching,Decks,Large Organisations,Retrospective

April 6, 2011

Hitting the “reset” button

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“We are learning new ways of delivering software, by doing it and helping others do it”… As a coach, I go through a deconstruction process every time I join a new team. Why is that? Well, I don’t believe it is possible for a company to decide to move to Scrum or XP or Kanban, […]

Company Transition Deck,Decks,Large Organisations

March 9, 2011

“Company Change Deck” Series: Card #11

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Creating the Guiding Coalition / Right People / People on the group are supported – sponsored by the Stakeholders When the group is assembled, we need to ensure that they are getting the right backing from the Stakeholders and deciders of the change. “Are these people supported and sponsored by the initial Stakeholders’ group who […]

Company Transition Deck,Decks,Large Organisations

February 9, 2011

“Company Change Deck” Series: Card #10

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Creating the Guiding Coalition / Right People / We have a group of people willing to be the Champions for the Change A group of influential people needs to be put in place in order to push for the change to happen. This group can be made of the initial stakeholders we discussed before. “Is […]

Company Transition Deck,Decks,Large Organisations

January 24, 2011

“Company Change Deck” Series: Card #9

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Establishing a Sense of Urgency / Stakeholders / Stakeholders agree to respond to investment requests in less than a week This is really to emphasise the fact that at some point during the transition, the organisation will need to invest hard earned cash into making this a success, and because all spending cannot be budgeted […]

Company Transition Deck,Decks,Large Organisations

January 22, 2011

“Company Change Deck” Series: Card #8

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Establishing a Sense of Urgency / Stakeholders / Stakeholders agree to help create the Guiding Coalition This card is an acceptance criteria that helps ensure the stakeholders you are engaging will put their money where their mouth is and help create a group that will be the Guiding Coalition for the transition. In some instances, […]