Come Learn from an Agilist Thai Monk. Stop Burning the Candle at Both Ends!
Dahm M. Hongchai

Have you ever felt like you are burning the candle at both ends? And in the middle? In 2017, I violated the sustainability principle as a student, Scrum Master, Trainer and Agile Coach. In 2019, I landed in the hospital. As an ex-Monk and as an Agilist, I know that the main customer I need to satisfy frequently is my body; and keeping it healthy. When I was a monk in a Thai forest temple, I learned many useful meditation techniques to keep my body in balance.

Come learn some of the practices from the Agile world I now use to keep myself balanced and healthy: easy, portable Kanban notebook; a daily exercise routine; and three meditation techniques. I’m not a therapist, but I have learned some effective practices that work to control my anxiety. I’d like to share these with my fellow Agilists.

This session will NOT be recorded. Attendance is first come, first serve. 

This session will be delivered on Zoom.

Learning Objectives
1. Learn about a portable Kanban notebook and how to maintain and use it.
2. Learn about questions to ask yourself when using your portable Kanban board for planning, execution and a daily retrospective
3. Practice parts of a daily exercise routine
4. Learn 3 different types of meditation (sitting, walking, working)
Session Type
people, Kanban, prioritization, Agile Best Self, Team Performance, Leadership Agility, WorkLifeBalance