Spice up your meetings with live visual data!
 

                       Sprint burndown chart

                       Sprint burndown chart

Tim is a huge fan of visual communication. Conveying your message via lists and spreadsheets can be intimidating for the receiver. He knows that in order to get your message heard, the message should not only be informative, but it should also be presented in an easily digestible format.

For example, Tim likes to show a burndown chart of the currently running sprint to make sure that the team knows how they're doing with the tasks at hand. 

                         Release forevast chart

                         Release forevast chart

In addition, Tim uses the release forecast chart to show progress towards their longer term goal. 

Electronic tools like Jira or Trello, while great for tracking your work, are not so great when you want to show the "big picture". 

Visualisation sparks conversations. When problems are addressed early there will be fewer surprises further down the road.