Tag archief: simple

Jul 04

Kids stuff

My son is eight, nearly nine. And  probably like most kids of his age he doesn’t like to do his homework. He likes to play videogames and watch tv in stead and I try to keep this to a minimum and to let him also do the important things. So I was looking for a …

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May 16

The Paradox of choice

We al talk about wanting to have more choices. But is having many choices a good thing. The more we have to decide on, the less we get what we really like in the end. When working with scrum, everything has to do with making choices. A developer does not like that someone tells him …

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Mar 16

Holistic Agile

I’m a big fan of Douglas Adams. As a child I was listening to the Hitchhikers Guide tot the Galaxy radio play on my small radio at night and later I read all the books. The idea that if you think live is strange, in fact in real live it is much stranger is very …

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Mar 12

Just say no

Often something comes to my attention. Scrum by the book. Teams who are new to scrum often tend to start doing scrum as it is written. And in most cases these teams run into problems, or better yet, challenges that are not written down. What to do with team interruptions. What must you to do …

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Mar 07

A review to a kill

At the end of every sprint there is something that is known a the review. It is a moment to look at what has been done by the teams. Only often it is used in a way it is not meant to be or it is not used at all. It is so simple but often …

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Feb 23

How to get to the moon

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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Feb 14

Jip and Janneke

One day Jip visits Janneke. Jip would love to have a beautiful playground with everything in it. Janneke thinks she can provide in this but first she would like to know what should be in it. “A swimming pool, a slide, a sandbox and much more” said Jip. Janneke writes it all down in a …

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Jan 10

SIMPLE, introduction

SIMPLE Introduction In this blog I want to introduce a new concept that I call “SIMPLE”. A good friend says it’s a “whole new philosophy on leadership,” but that sounds too pretentious to me. At most it’s a fresh way of thinking about management. But even that creates high expectations. In any case, it is …

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