- Forget about follower numbers: Don’t follow anybody back you don’t want to collaborate with.
- Use lists: There are interesting/informative accounts out there – don’t follow them put them on a themed list.
- Follow: only people I want to work/collaborate with or they are from my regional ecosystem.
- I consider who can help me grow and I seek them out.
- I am clear that I want honest feedback.
- I ask open-ended questions (not yes or no) on what I can do better in the future.
- I listen and ensure I am open to hear the feedback.
- I express thanks and play back the feedback that I heard.
- I ask if I accurately heard the feedback—if I need to, make adjustments and play back again.
- I decide how to move forward
You can find the complete pattern description below.
regular feedback cycles
|How to realise what is the best area to spend your limited time improving?|
You are active in your life every day, at work or at home. And you do your daily routines and interactions with others. And you produce results.
There is you who wants to get stuff done and don’t waste time on feedback.
There is you who needs to know where to spend your limited time to improve.
There is other people who expect you to improve but don’t speak their mind for not wanting to offend you or not having the time.
There is other people who also have limited time to give you feedback.
People get comfortable giving you feedback.
You get feedback and know where to spend you time to improve.
issues to resolve:
how to find the right people to get you feedback.
how to do it regularly.
how to act on the feedback.
Why I do this?
I want to be a rouge pirate scientist that makes the world a better place: At the end of my life I … fulfilled the dream of the 5 year old boy that played with Playmobil how he created a great world by science (e.g. not dying, no pain) without respect for boundaries.
How to make the world work better?
It is about make people and myself more happy by help solve the big challenges (Domains):
- Living (Cities …)
- Working & Producing (Smarter Industry)
- Lifestyle (products that make people feel better)
What is needed to make an impact? Domain Knowledge + Technological Knowledge + Soft Skills This maps to the following areas:
#FutureOfWork: Including all soft skills that make one work efficiently:
- Agile (including Time Management and Learning)
#BuildTheFuture: The “technical” skills needed to build products, based on your domain knowledge, that create value for people:
- Process: Agile, Design Thinking, Lean Startup (Bluemix Garage Method)
- Design: Domain Driven Language
- Domain specific skills: Data Analytics, Full Stack Development (App & Microservices), IoT & Embedded
- Background: Algorithms & Statistics
#FutureOf[Domain]: Includes the domain knowledge that is need to use the technology in a way that creates value:
- Data Driven Medicine
- Genomic Medicine
- Medicine, Biology, Chemistry
- Science of Happiness
- Consumer Products & Marketing: What creates value in the life of an consumer?
- Industrie 4.0
- Integrated Industry
- Manufacturing Challenges & Trends
- 3d printing
As I described I think we all need to be agile and pivoting like startups to make the best out of our resource. When we do we have the chance to change the world. One small task at a time.
The following presentation gives you an overview how J.D. Meier, a project manager at microsoft adapted Agile to a productivity method.
I made the workflow somewhat more concrete:
For me the core value is that a task should create something tangible. Only code in the repository exist. (No speed limits!)
- COLLECT everything into an Inbox: This is very important as it allows you to have an Inbox Zero, stops your from the task of keeping things in your mind but just dump it into your Inbox (For me this is an Evernote Folder INBOX).
- If it is not related to a task delete it. Or if possible don’t even put it into the inbox. The management of an repository of information is to expensive. Use social networks.
- If it can be done in less than 2 min do immediately and archived item in BACKLOG (add a reminder and instantly mark as done).
- Else create a project for it and answer two questions What is my goal? Why is this important to me? If it is not important it I add an reminder and directly goes into backlog. If it is important I tag it with importantx as well as the area where it belongs.
- Monday Vision: Check your Hierarchy of GOAL & Backlog what is relevant for this week, and select 3 result for this week: “If this were Friday, what are three results I want under my belt?”
- Daily Win: Check the Monday Vision for 3 result of today: ““What are the three things I really want to accomplish today?”
- EXECUTE: Set of values, experiences and best practices.
- REVIEW: Daily scrum, friday reflection
The most important part are the VALUES of the doing & the executing to apply:
- Only tangible results count (“Writing code”)
- It is about feedback loops and iteration: If you give the product to the customer he will give you feedback. If you don’t progress you either not produce or you produce nothing good.
- Fail fast & Done is better then perfect
What did I do since the last daily scrum?
What will I have done until the next daily scrum (Biggest Frog Task)?
- Keep my schedule (and finish one java session).
- Eat healthy.
- Do my travel expenses
What interfered with my work?
Days to Deadline and what happens when doing nothing about this today:
- 1 day to next java course
- 1 day to workout