Take Five to Socialize: A Remote Technique!

Being remote means never having water cooler moments. The moments where you chat with your colleagues. I've coined a phrase -Take Five to Socialize - that describes how I build social moments into my virtual interactions with colleagues and customers. I'm not sure how that this qualifies as an actual technique but let me tell you about it!

When Your Participants Aren’t Ready to Work

It happens to us all. You've prepared for your workshop, sent out the pre-work and then your participants aren't ready to work. It can sometimes be hard to get participants ready to work because they are usually the ones who are running the businesses we're supporting. How much more can you really ask of them? Here are a few things I've tried over the years.

Plan Your Best Meeting: Identify Your Participants

In the first post in this series Plan Your Best Meeting: Purpose and Agenda, we focused on the meeting purpose and tying it to your agenda. Next, we'll identify the participants needed to help us achieve our meeting purpose. Photo by Christina Morillo on Pexels.com It's like stakeholder analysis When we start a new project,… Continue reading Plan Your Best Meeting: Identify Your Participants

Five Guidelines for Effective Meetings

I believe the foundation of effective requirement meetings (or workshops) are a sound set of principles. These principles will guide you through when and why meetings should be called, who should attend and what outputs should come out of the meeting.  I've got 5 key principles I recommend for planning effective requirement meetings.