It can be hard to explicitely appreciate someone for their behaviour. And it can be even harder to accept appreciation. And yet appreciation is something that can have such a big impact on people's motivation. This is why we created the easy to carry "Achievement unlocked" cards. This concept is of course based on the gamification element of achievements, getting recognition for a certain behaviour or perseverance.

We recommend having these printed in small packets. The format easily fits your pocket, and therefore will be at hand when the moment arises!

In our experience with distributed teams however, we felt the need for an easier way to send out appreciation. This is how our achievement unlocked app was born.

Simply follow this link and let your appreciation be known! 


Our backlog items should be vertically sliced, problem statements that deliver a clear added value to a certain group of people. Ideally by splitting bigger backlog items into smaller slices that are feasible to finish within a small enough timeframe. One of the big question in this regard is: "How do we split backlog items in an effective way?"

This is a nice template we use to facilitate force field analysis workshops.