Technologist, an experienced Accredited Kanban Trainer and Coach with a passion for helping teams and organizations succeed and meet their full potential. 15 years of high tech industry experience with 5 years leading cultural lean/agile adoption, applied systems thinking and creating predictable software engineering communities of practice in organizations.
Agile Practices for Families: Iterating with Children and Parents
After David’s success with agile practices in his workplace, the Starr family borrowed lessons learned at work to form a highly effective iterative model of management for their home life. This agile-inspired methodology keeps a family of six organized and working together with less friction for more than three years.
When parents encourage kids to become part of the process of change, kids become less fearful of it. After a few iterations where changes have been made with positive outcomes, kids will start generating their own ideas for change.
To remind relevant, the process must always be open for change. Expect and encourage evolution, keeping in mind that the goal is happier, healthier family.
Kata to Grow – Scintific Thinking for Kids
Scientific thinking is a life skill. It’s the basis for creativity and successfully pursuing seemingly unattainable goals. The KiC exercise makes it a teachable skill that anyone can learn — by combining a simple scientific striving pattern with practice routines called Kata — and helps you teach meta-cognitive strategies.
KiC doesn’t teach students about science, it helps to make them everyday scientists.
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