Using the Daily Scrum Questions


The daily Scrum, often referred to as “stand-up,” is one of the four meetings that frame a sprint in the Scrum process and the only meeting that happens every day. Scrum teams in software development meet every morning of the work week in a pre-defined location in the office to hold the daily Scrum, which … Continue reading Using the Daily Scrum Questions

When You Run a Faculty Workshop at Your Alma Mater


Know what’s a little surreal? Being invited back to your undergraduate alma mater to give the opening professional development workshop to the faculty. I had the pleasure of returning to Westminster College (PA) to facilitate the opening professional development workshop of the AY 2018-2019. We spent the morning talking about designing good group projects, assessing … Continue reading When You Run a Faculty Workshop at Your Alma Mater

Book Review Quick Take: Gamestorming


Superfast book review in a nutshell: I love Gamestorming as a great source of classroom, committee/department, and workshop activities. Most of them just require wall space, sticky notes, and Sharpies as well as a little forethought, and all the activities are designed to be generative – of learning, goals, work, relationships. The book includes games … Continue reading Book Review Quick Take: Gamestorming

Agile Faculty on Teaching in Higher Ed podcast


I’ve really come to enjoy listening to podcasts about higher education, and I was excited to be asked by host Bonni Stachowiack to speak about Agile Faculty and Scrum on her popular Teaching in Higher Ed podcast. Take a listen here!         You can also find me on the Oregon State University … Continue reading Agile Faculty on Teaching in Higher Ed podcast

Book Review: Accidental Creative and Die Empty by Todd Henry


I first became aware of Todd Henry‘s work when I was doing a deep dive into design thinking and creativity research a few years ago. His book, The Accidental Creative: How to Be Brilliant at a Moment’s Notice, is kind of a guide book for creative professionals who make their living on their ideas. The … Continue reading Book Review: Accidental Creative and Die Empty by Todd Henry