My article on how to build trust on Scrum Master Toolbox blog

Hey folks! On 14 February I published a guest post on Vasco Duarte’s Scrum Master Toolbox website. It is about how I like to build trust with my customers even before the relationship has started. Enjoy! How to build trust with clients and stakeholders while getting what you deserve for your work: a story about …

LEGO Serious Play facilitation training: mission accomplished.

On May 8 I joined Juego Serio, Sparkling Strategies and Cocoon Projects in Barcelona to attend a LEGO Serious Play (LSP) Facilitation training. I had been waiting that moment a lot. I met the method in 2013 when I had the chance to help my friend Stelio facilitating some LSP- based workshops designed by him. …

The whole IT thing is about talking to humans

It was only yesterday that I incurred into this old tweet by Kent Beck: the *craft* of programming begins with empathy, not formatting or languages or tools or algorithms or data structures — Kent Beck (@KentBeck) February 13, 2015 This message resonates with many reflections I have been through lately. Tree huggers First, this made …

I am back from XP2015

It has been an intense May and among the several nice things happened to me I had the chance to attend XP2015, in Helsinki, to talk about LiquidO, the open governance model shaped within Cocoon Projects. The XP conference series is among the top conferences worldwide about agile methods and lean thinking. What do I …

Interview about Cocoon Projects’ open governance model

About one year ago I took part of a Stoos Sparks program hosted by Sander Huijsen and Dawna Jones. We talked half an hour about Cocoon Projects and its open governance model which a few months later we distilled out into LiquidO, made available for everyone with a Creative Commons license. After one year though …

“Lean contracts” hangout on air with Greger Wikstrand

Hi! On Thursday 22 May, having never met before, I met Greger Wikstrand and talked about best contracts, agreements and negotiation tips when developing software the agile way. 3 questions each, 4 minutes each question, no frills, absolutely no shared idea upfront. To say the least, it’s been fun!

2014: A Self Odyssey

So here we are, all back on track to live this new year plenty of things to do and chances to get. I wish during 2014 you can get a giant step ahead towards your own sustainable happiness. I decided to kick off this new blog in January to set myself up for a deep …