Category: People

Cluj Statue

Pre-Mortems are great for kickoffs

The first few weeks of any product development effort are tricky. You are trying to figure out what you’re doing and how to work together. The expectations are always high and the timeline short....

Roles Merged

Teams and roles part 2: What the research says

Just about all the work we do and our clients do are in cross-functional teams. I see teams struggling with roles and ownership so I’ve been searching for answers in academic research. Roles are...

Scottish Landscape

Meeting people where they are

I took some friends skiing not long ago and one of them was having trouble making turns. Years of training and experience have taught me how to quickly look at someone and immediately know what...

Abstracted Stickies

How to design a successful workshop

Note: This originally appeared on the 3Pillar website Workshops are a great way to get your team aligned and moving quickly. I design workshops to meet my client where they are and get them...

Baby Girl

My first year (and change) as working mom

I expected to be sleep deprived, to sometimes have spit up on my shirt, for my house to be a mess, for pumping to be a chore and for my schedule to become even busier and unpredictable. But my...

Facets

Lessons from an accidential facilitator

I never chose to become a facilitator. Right after joining 3Pillar I had clients come in from North Carolina for the day and I decided to do a series of exercises with them that...