I’m a sucker for props and extra visual things to make other things look more “fun”. And I love visual faces of the people I work with and recommend creating faces for everybody in the team/family at faceyourmanga.com, it’s incredible how well you can catch people faces with this application and it’s a fun activity for everybody to take part in.
Here are my family’s faces:
I need to update some since the youngest has grown quite of of hair since his was create. And the others might wan’t to redo theirs…that ok, it fun doing this anyways 😉
At home you can use these faces on calendars, books, items or on visual walls for who is working on what…or just wherever for fun and information =)
I attended a two day course at Agile Ísland 2012: Management 3.0 by Jurgen Appelo.
Agilenetið (with Dokkan & Háskólinn í Reykjavík) held a lecture where Finnur Pálmi Magnússon (aka Gommit) talked about his job as a PO
Attended this talk held by Stjórnvísi.
Edda told us about an essay she wrote recently about humour as a management tool. The lecture was quite enjoyable as she is a professional comedian for many years nothing less was to expected.
I attended an intresting lecture about Toast Kaizen than took the simple process of making toast and explained how Kaizen (small improvements) can help make the process more efficient.
It was rather strange sitting at a lecture watching a video of a man making toast…mostly since there was a lot of time that went to waste while waiting for the toast…not sure anybody does toast like that, but it was humorous and served its purpouse.
Then after improving the process it went a worked better and time was used more efficiently.
Everybody should always be aware of improvements that can help us in work and other places and constantly thinking about how to make things better is something you wish that everybody takes part in.
Getting everybody on board in thinking about improvements might be harder…and then you can’t forget to have a plan for a redesign of the process also 😉
An intro of the video can be seen at youtube, it’s just a small glimpse of the whole thing.