Wondering About Courage

It’s great news that the Scrum Guide contains a new (ok, not that new anymore) focus on five values: Commitment. Focus. Openness. Respect & last but certainly not last: Courage.These values give direction to our work, our behavior and our actions. In a Scrum context the decisions we take, the steps we take, the way we play […]

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A True Team!

Just 2 weeks ago, one team I work with, was finally ready to go out and have dinner and drinks. It was after a few weeks of struggles about processes, (a lack of )leadership and (unclear) demanding clients ánd a first successful release. During the night, their name changed from “team 1” into : MaxPinguins. […]

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What is Agile?

In this article Simon Powers asks : “What is Agile?” It’s a question that’s been asked (too) many times, but again, it’s in Agile’s nature to keep changing so the question will probably stay around for a while 🙂 The article is about this diagram: The bottom line is: Many organizations think that they’re agile […]

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Agile is Dead, Long Live Agility

Agile or Agility? I saw a nice rant about why the word Agile is often used wrong and we should use agility instead. By Dave Thomas at a GoToConference in Amsterdam In his own words: It’s easy to tack the word “agile” onto just about anything. Agility is harder to misappropriate. And that’s important—you can buy and […]

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