The intro for this first Sprint Retrospective is going to be brief, as the main focus of the past two weeks at Eszett (the name of the blog/site; I'll get into the significance of that name in a future post) has been a bit "meta" – getting the site up, changing over DNS, planning content, etc. A lot of the work was actually done during the last two weeks of 2022 while I was on vacation, knowing that starting a site and actually being able to work on it in earnest during the first two weeks of January would not accomplish much. I'm eager to get into a good production cadence now that things seem to be "working".
Chalk this retrospective learning up to "I sort of kind of knew this might be the case, but wanted to try something different anyway." When I started planning the approach for my 26 Sprints in 2023, I wanted to focus on a theme per sprint. That immediately became
Monday, January 30 - Sunday April 9: I was mostly working in other areas. Figuring out what I wanted to do with Twitter, video/YouTube, etc. Also went down a bit of a ChatGPT rabbit hole that went pretty deep. More to come on all that but for now as
One of the recurring things you'll see as the content on this site evolves is a lot of examples of visual thinking - diagrams, sketches, pictures, mind maps, and more. It is fitting then that in trying to organize my initial high-level thinking for Sprint themes and content