Escaping the Build Trap
by Melissa Perry
September 4, 2020
September 4, 2020
July 2, 2020
This is the second part of the series “How to prepare for a discussion”. The first part about tips I have learnt over the past years on how to prepare for a discussion can be found here. In this second part I want to talk about rhetorical distractions and how to react to them.
June 22, 2020
Do you know that feeling when someone says something controversial and you don’t know what to answer? Your head is empty. Everything goes on alert. What can you do now? Should you change the subject quickly? Or maybe distract them? Should you just smile and nod? Or should you try to get into a discussion? Whenever I chose the latter, I felt overwhelmed. With my voice turning shaky not only I did not feel my strongest self for an objective conversation but I did not sound neutral or convincing either.
June 6, 2020
In April I had my 5 year anniversary at ThoughtWorks and I think it is now the right time to reflect on what my key learnings are from last years.
March 2, 2020
Anyone starting a new blog is probably wondering which topic they could or should write about first. I have approached this question quite analytically: first, I brainstormed which topics I could write about in general and then prioritized them according to my current interest. After that, I had my first topic and started to write. But then Covid-19 hit Germany. Kindergartens were closed and since then everyone should work from home if possible. My priority changed suddenly and with that so did my first topic.
March 1, 2020
Sprint is a quick and easy read. For me it was pure inspiration and I’m looking forward to actually try out this technique. The whole process of finding the most important problem you should investigate as a company, creating ideas how to solve the problem and how you can quickly test them is described on a day-to-day basis. It provides a step by step guide with detailed explanations.