I Want to Be a Laurence

In this article, Simon Kneafsey describes his experience with a scrum master who was educated as an actor. Laurence worked only 2 years as a tester in a scrum team when he volunteered to become a scrum master. The only thing he could do, was learn to ask questions to make the team come up with solutions. Just because […]

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A List of Pitfalls

Barry Overeem wrote a list of common pitfalls in Scrum, you might recognize (a few)  in them. Today, the one resonating with me is this one: Demonstrating the results to the Product Owner, instead to the stakeholders We can definitely improve on that one! The 5 Most Common Pitfalls of the Scrum Events

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How Not to Do a Standup :)

A video from Atlassian the old days (2013): about how not to do a standup. Just a nice teaser to the team to remind them to do preparation.

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

It’s striking to read a book that is so focussed on the product of de management: create a TEAM. Although it’s an old book (2002), it’s being considered a standard work for people who’re trying to onderstand the way their team works. I got it from a friend, after explaining an exercise I did with […]

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What Exactly is an Agile Attitude of a Team?

If “Agile” means moving with quick, easy grace. “Being Agile” as an IT team might mean: Being able to easily and frequently release useful and quality software. If that definition is true, so is the following: Organizing yourselves in a team so you can easily handle changes Being ready for and responding to changes Maximizing […]

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About me

I'm currently working as an 100% Scrum Master at de Persgroep, Amsterdam, to help the teams setting (and getting) their goals.

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