Tag Archive: intelligence

Aug 29

Trust the bike

A while ago I read a parody of the Agile Manifesto at a Agile Coach Gathering.  Myself and other coaches laughed about this. It is often that when agile coaches meet that we laugh about things. And sometimes we cry a little. We laugh because somethime this is the only logical thing to do. We …

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Dec 08

Make sacrifices if you want to change


“We only do scrum where and when there are problems within the company” the guy said on the other end of the table.”Otherwise we just keep doing what we are doing”. I almost dragged his ass across the table. I often hear this. People think that Scrum is something you only do when you want …

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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 24

Agile Scrum. What else?


Probably the first indicator that lets me know as an Agile Coach that people don’t really know about the Scrum Framework or the Agile mindset is the way they describe what they are doing. “Yes we do Agile Scrum”. Every time someone tells me that they are doing Agile Scrum the small hairs at the …

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Jan 03

Changing Education Paradigms


Most of the times on this Agile things blog is just us, a bunch of dedicated and passioned people, sharing our thoughts, ideas and knowledge in the hope that we can inspire you. I know that I speak for my own, but i’m sure my fellow blogger agree on this, when I say that we …

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Dec 29

Think universal


We people need an end to things. We like to see where we are going, and we want to round things up. Yet we like to talk about continues integration and delivering software as a service and not as a product, at least when your mind is set to agile thinking and collaborating. Every year …

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Nov 15

The complexity of a simple sollution


I was asked to give a talk at the Unicom seminar in Amsterdam. The people who gathered had experience in the finance sector and I was asked to talk about complexity in the banking and financial sector regarding software development. I haven’t got any real experience in the financial sector apart from trying to balance …

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Jul 12

Relax. It’s just an hour of work

Just go with it

Here’s one to think about and I would like your opinion or ideas on this one. I recently stumbled into an argument with a fellow coach. I told him that it’s not bad to direct or influence a team towards a certain baseline when it comes to estimating with poker. That it’s not bad to …

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Feb 26

Creative planning

planning the future

Something that comes by now and again is planning. And with this I don´t mean the planning sessions within Scrum or planning work through the day. I´m talking about the planning that occurs in boardrooms and amongst managers. Often I am asked to provide a long term planning. How many sprints something would take and …

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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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