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An Agile Coach, a writer, a golf player and a creative mind

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Welcome to my profile page! I was born in Hamburg in 1973, studied business administration. I currently live near Frankfurt, and work as a freelancer.

Work

I am interested in many different topics, and this is reflected in my work.

🎯 As an Agile Coach and Scrum Master, I support companies…

An Experiment.

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It’s great to speak foreign languages. You can dive deeper into a country’s culture, feel more confident when traveling, overcome communication barriers, and it opens up opportunities to live and work somewhere else.
But learning a foreign language is difficult for many people.

I have the impression that I do…

The more, the better?

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When I started my Scrum journey more than six years ago, my mentor at that time, who has been a trainer of Scrum.org for a long time, had a clear point of view: Scrum Master is a full-time role: So not a Scrum Master for two or more Scrum Teams…

Photo of the book “The Flipchart Coach”
Photo of the book “Der Flipchart Coach”; Photo by the author, background from canva.com

I like to paint, but my paintings are more abstract art. To illustrate something on a flip chart or whiteboard, on the other hand, has always been difficult for me. That changed when I discovered the book “The Flipchart Coach” a few years ago.
It is unfortunately only available in…

And this is the reason why criticism annoys me

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For a few months now, I’ve been writing on Medium and also publishing in various publications. I’ve noticed that I react very sensitively to specific critical feedback from editors. So I’ve asked myself: Why?

Reactions from editors

Reactions to drafts I proposed varied widely:

  1. Accepted without comment,
  2. accepted with nice, motivating words,
  3. rejected…

And how to set them

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A few days ago, a Scrum Master working on the same project asked me: “What is your main goal as a Scrum Master with your two teams for the next three months?”
That is an interesting question and not so easy to answer.

However, I want

  • the team members to…

Why the promises of the 80/20 rule are a time management lie

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In time management literature, you can often read that the Pareto principle says that you get 80% of the results with 20% of the effort. It sounds seductive, and that’s probably one reason this rule is cited so often.
Who doesn’t wish they could do that? Imagine you currently have…

Do extraverted and introverted attitudes really matter?

A few days ago, I saw a post on LinkedIn with a job ad: “Extroverted Agile Coach wanted.” My first thought: “WTF!” I’m an agile coach and an introvert. But then it made me curious. Maybe there are good reasons. Perhaps they already have many introverted Agile Coaches on the…

10 simple tips for freelancers to attract more potential customers

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An exciting and meaningful LinkedIn profile is more likely to attract potential clients than one that is only half-heartedly maintained. Many videos show how to improve your LinkedIn profile. However, it also takes a lot of time to find these videos, watch them and then implement the suggestions.

Here’s a…

Britta Ollrogge, MBA

I write on Self Improvement 🌱, Productivity 🎯, and Agile Product Development 🏄. My goal is to provide Inspiration.💡https://www.britta-ollrogge-consulting.de

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