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 […]
My findings from doing a Liberating Structure as a retrospective for one of my awesome teams @dePersgroep Amsterdam. It describes 1-2-4-all and my adaption for a retro.
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. […]
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 […]
Although the example talk is extensive, the message of this article is clear: You should not expect to be able to greatly influence people if you do not spend any time with them, or if you do not hear what they have to say. If they do not talk by themselves, make them talk by […]
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 […]
I stumbled across this article on LinkedIn : “What is means to be an open leader”. It states : Being an open leader means creating the context others need to do their best work. It’s a definition that’s close to agile and it resonates with me. The initiator, the CEO of Red Hat, states that ‘context […]
An inspiring quote, source unknown, I heard today.