Posts
Jason's Thoughts
Cancel

The Awesome Booklisp

Photo by Ichad Windhiagiri from Pexels TL; Dr Booklisp is a tool that makes managing your readme file easier and more dynamic. What is Booklisp? There are 4 types of open source (OO) software...

Project Sync

TL; DR I needed a tool to allow me to manage local Azure Git directories from the Terminal. So, I built it and am sharing it. What is Project Sync This is a tool born out of need. My team wor...

Gloomhaven - Making The Game Playable

TL; DR I love the game but without a lot of help it is not really playable. So, I am here to talk about the tools that get rid of the nuances and allow you to focus on having fun. Organizer Th...

Gloomhaven - An Honest Review

TL; DR Rating: (+ ) 3 stars but can be made into 4 1/2 stars. What is it? Gloomhaven ($88) is a cooperative campaign strategy board game where each player plays a series of characters. Eac...

What if We are Wrong?

Photo by Joshua T from Pexels TL; DR I believe the knowledge gap between the rest of the world and the agile community is so great that companies, and the people in them, cannot make an educated...

Diagnosing a failed retrospective

Photo by Anna Kester from Pexels TL; DR Environment is a precondition of a successful retrospective, and the number one reason why it fails. Beyond that, the reasons come down to people not kno...

What is a good retrospective?

Photo by Helena Lopes from Pexels TL; DR I have spoken with many people who do not know what a good retrospective looks like. I can tell you it feels a little awkward, but everyone agrees that s...

The Workshop I helped Create

Photo by Pixabay from Pexels TL; DR Zach Bonaker and I made a simulation exercise I am really proud of. It focuses on how the environmental rules determine a team’s success. Here is where you ca...

What is a retrospective?

TL; DR A retrospective serves more than one role for a team. Sometimes by focusing on other things a retrospective does for us, we can glean more from our retrospectives. It is also worthwhile t...

Using All Contributors ✨ Tools

Photo by Ivan Samkov from Pexels Intro I really love the “All Contributors ✨” specification and tool set, but I found their documentation hard to navigate. So, because I see this as being unbeli...