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.
This site is about Leadership, Agile & Coaching. I will post opinions, experiments and some book/article reviews. Sometimes written in Dutch but most in English.
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.
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 […]
I read this article: Where is the Agile I was promised ? It’s about the soul of agile and it expresses my feelings quite well. It’s message is: Agile is not a list of artifacts, but agile is a mindset. Or call it a Soul, which you, as a person working in a team should follow over it’s […]
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 […]
On February 11th I attended the Agile Market+ at the Prowareness NL office in Delft. It was a nice afternoon / evening because I met my former colleague Hanneke again, had interesting conversations about Agile and Scrum and attended several interesting talks. I learned most from Jurgen Appelo’s talk, because the context he gives in his […]
“Yes, always! “ is my initial response. I’d even say: if you discard all of the ceremonials of Scrum and have to choose 1 to re-introduce, it should be the retrospective. Without a doubt. But I have a confession to make. Mike Cohn wrote an article that caught my attention, since I’m currently working with 2 teams […]
Is Scrum just a list with artefacts? A lot is written about Scrum. And Gunther also wrote a good story about signs you may have a wrong idea of it. Basically he states: Scrum is not a list of artefacts, but it’s a state of mind. I totally agree. As a ScrumMaster, I’m not interested […]
Last week, NLScrum, Agile Consortium and ING presented a Meetup in Amsterdam with Bas Vodde about LeSS : Scrum in multiple scrum teams. Or, as Bas mentioned on later: In a productive environment they do “Multiple team Scrum” and not “Multiple Scrum teams”. These are basically my notes, it might not be a very consistent story. Because of […]
Attending a two day Scrum Master training by Jeff Sutherland & Serge Beaumont , I was drawn a very thorough picture of the success of the Scrum process . They proved from international & large longitudinal studies that teams doing Scrum were hyper-productive, swarming around topics and were feeling awesome. Who wouldn’t want that in their team? […]