Category Archive: Training

Aug 03

Don’t hire a ScrumMaster

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The ScrumMaster is a role and not a job title, so companies posting a vacancy for ScrumMaster are on the wrong track. Earlier we talked about the idea to first answer the “why” question and then start by looking for the right people to help you with the Agile transformation. Lately we see that roles …

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Jul 05

Building respect with kids and Lego

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So you take around 17 children from group six who are ¬†around the age of nine and ten. You give them one hour and you pose a question about respect. And then you throw in a pile of Lego. What do you get? More than you can imagine. When I started to work with Lego …

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Mar 17

Why so serious?

Scrum has been around for almost 18 years now. Scrum was introduced in a research by Ikujiro Nonaka en Hirotaka Takeuchi at the beginning of 1986 in a Harvard Business Review and it was further developed by Jeff Sutherland in 1993. He, together with Ken Schwaber published it in 1985. So you could say that …

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Aug 14

Getting there is hard

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I sometimes ask myself why some people are trying so hard to run the opposite direction when the other way leads to les pressure and ease.¬† When I introduce people to Scrum or Kanban they are open for change. But as soon as I start actually working with it, there are always people who want …

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Feb 23

How to get to the moon

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Where does it start. That is a question I often ask myself. What is the first step to take in the transition from ordinary projects managed by project managers to a new agile kind of way with self-organizing teams? Is there a certain path one should take to get going on the way to success? …

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