Appreciating and Inquiring

As I write this I'm sitting outside in the sunshine on the south bank of the Thames. It's not one of my usual haunts, and this isn't one of my usual days: today I'm attending the first of five one-day workshops on Appreciative Inquiry run by Anne Radford. The course was recommended to me by Diana Larsen and the subject is one that I'm becoming increasingly interested in. I first learnt about AI at the retrospectives gathering in February, and I experienced the positive power of AI interviews in Boston last month, so I'm excited to learn more about this technique and how it might be applied effectively with software development teams. Watch this space!