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Apr 30

With law our land shall rise, but it will perish with lawlessness

The Agile Manifesto was written in February of 2001 by seventeen independent-minded software practitioners . While the participants didn’t agree about much, they found consensus around four main values. For those of you who are not aware they are as follows. We are uncovering better ways of developing software by doing it and helping others …

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Nov 18

Predicting the future by force

Lately I see it a lot. Scrum teams who plan a session to look at the product backlog and the items in it. It is named a Product Backlog Refinement. It is always a great idea for a team to look ahead at what’s coming next and to be prepared. It the past it was …

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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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Sep 29

Agile thoughts from the mind

At this moment I am working on a presentation for one of our departments about Agile and Scrum. When I started working on this presentation I was thinking how to inspire the people about Agile. I know the obvious theory and values from the books and trainings, but what are the interesting things for the …

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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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Apr 19

Kill the Khan

You don't need a kanban master

Does Kanban need a master? With almost every training or presentation I do about Kanban this question often is asked. Because in Scrum you have the Scrummaster so in Kanban you should have a Kanban-master. Right? Well not exactly. First of all kanban leaves roles and processes as they are. Through the use of Kanban …

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Mar 27

Task driven Scrum

As a scrummaster there are a lot of things where you can focus on. Making sure userstories are written correct and that the team understands them. Making sure that the standup is done correctly. Getting a lot of info from the retrospective. And so on. But with almost every team I have coached I stumbled …

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Jan 31

At your service

Software as a service

When you want to be successful at delivering software you have to stop treating it as a product and as a project. Turn it into as service to get it to be a success. Why do so many recruiters and HR staff when looking for new Scrum master still post ads that say that they …

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Nov 23

IT professionals are just like humans

What do you think is the coolest: Starwars or Startrek? You are part of the in crowd if it’s the latter. Then you must be a geek and not a nerd. That is what I found out when I searched for the drives of software developers.  Although I not at all a fan of science …

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