Nimble Approach CEO Chris Roberts has been shortlisted as a finalist in the North West, Yorkshire and the Humber region for the Great British Entrepreneur Awards.
Lockdown, for all its obvious faults, frustrations and failings (to put it mildly), had some positives. As most companies saw their staff confined to working from home, or indeed furloughed, it also forced them to focus in on new ways to try keep their staff engagement levels high, and their teams feeling valued.
These are strange times that we’re living in at the minute. It’s frustrating, it’s challenging, and the desire to bend the rules becomes pretty unbearable, but what do you expect after 3 months in lockdown!
From my personal experience, (pre Agile and the Digital Revolution) Product Metrics have been around for quite some time, but were being identified as something like Project Benefits or Benefits Realisation Metrics. The Benefits Realisation process would identify metrics, benefits or value a project may have to the organisation. The only issue was that these were specifically created and centred around the project itself (which obviously were valuable at the time).
I don't blog often. In fact, if I’m honest, I’ve never blogged before. Whilst I’ve admired the work of others from afar, it’s honestly never occurred to me to write my own. But what better time than lockdown to try and stretch my creative legs and see how I get on (probably a little late to the party but hey ho, it's always good to start!).
Bored of lockdown yet? Yeah… us too. Not seeing friends and family, juggling work and home life in a far more intense way than before, and now if I only eat 3 entire packets of biscuits a day, I’m practically on a diet. I knew I should have bought shares in McVities…
‘Unprecedented’. A word we seem to be hearing on repeat at the moment. And rightly so – if someone had told me 6 months ago that we would be in this situation, in all honesty I would have nodded politely and rolled my eyes when they weren’t looking… (I would have been wrong).
If you work in an agile environment, and are now working remotely due to the lockdown, it can be a little daunting, and perhaps a bit bewildering as to how you can possibly keep things agile when you can’t physically get together with your team, and keep things moving across your physical board.
Agile. Scrum. Sprints. Retro’s. Time-boxes… When I first joined Nimble all I could see were question marks when phrases like these were thrown around
It’s official. We’re in lockdown. Most of us are now working from home where we can, and whilst this is absolutely essential, and the best thing to stop the spread of Covid-19, it’s likely that the change in working conditions, as well as the stress of the current uncertainty, is going to have quite a significant impact on mental health.