Categorie archief: Retrospective

Apr 25

Have fun with Lego

It’s not the first time I write about this. Maybe I’m very enthusiastic about this. Maybe I just want to tell you about this because it is plain and simple fun but very effective. Doing your meeting with Lego. As a coach I help people to see things how they are, either good or bad. …

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Apr 05

The Agile Concerto

Earlier this week I was at the Effenaar in Eindhoven for the first show of The Jam Sessions by The Kyteman Orchestra. It caused a severe case of professional deformation in my head: for me this show is the ultimate agile concert. And it was great! Let me first explain the concept of this new …

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Jun 14

Lego goes retro

As an agile coach I also show Scrummasters how to conduct various forms of retrospectives. I think most of us know the usual way to do it with stickies and ask everyone to write down what went well and where there is room for improvement. It is vital to the scrum process to do retrospectives, …

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Jun 10

Being a servant developer

Some developers think being part of a Scrum team is like paradise: you can do whatever you want, and even better: the manager is there to serve you. Wrong! Okay, I was exaggerating, developers don’t think that, but still, everything in that direction: wrong! Scrum defines the Scrum Master as being a servant leader, and …

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Feb 27

How To Tweak Your Retrospective…

As I stated earlier, I decided to change the way I facilitate retrospectives. What did I change? What was the groundbreaking new style to employ or trick to use? After I tell you, you may probably think it is no rocket science. Or you may wonder why I did not tell you earlier. Anyway, it …

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Jan 27

How to Conduct a Large Retrospective…

A well-structured retrospective that generates change is vital to improve and grow as a team. When you facilitate a retrospective with multiple teams, you have a challenge to face. Do you have ineffective large meetings? Are these meetings slow, one-way, chaotic and not changing anything? Have you been thinking about conducting a large retrospective? After …

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Jan 23

Even terugkijken

Het is denk ik wel bekend dat Scrum eenvoudig is maar het toepassen en vooral volhouden ervan heel moeilijk. Gelukkig slagen veel bedrijven erin om het vast te houden en er voor te zorgen dat iedereen aan boord blijft. Maar er zijn projecten, teams en bedrijven die vaak enthousiast beginnen maar gaandeweg tijdens het werken …

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