Learning Hour is a non-lunch hour for learning. All are invited, not just folks on the teams I’m coaching. What’s a good topic for Learning Hour? Anything other than what we’re working on. Some examples:

  • Agile in 3 Minutes
  • Care and Feeding of T-Shaped People
  • Strangle Your Legacy Code
  • Test-Driven Development (any language, any test framework)
  • Behavior-Driven Development For Everyone
  • Managing Dependency Risks
  • Running Effective Meetings
  • Bring Your Whole Self To Work
  • The When-To-Stop Kata
  • Lean Coffee

More ideas from Llewellyn Falco, from whom I learned about Learning Hour while pair coaching.

Learning Hour builds a habit, an expectation, and an insight: we’re almost always learning, we’ll almost always have time to learn, and it almost always pays off.