Agile

PreMortem risk assessment

You are starting a new project. You have a mix of feelings that range from anxiety to excitement. You have your team gathered and ready to start. You will be assuming formal or informal leadership roles at least once during the project. You know you and your team are all in this together. You want […]

5 top skills to develop for a Scrum Master or Agile Coach

Are you looking to become a better Scrum Master or Agile Coach? Here’s where you need to focus on! We give you 5 essential skills for a Scrum Master or Agile Coach. So, you already know Scrum. Ok, what’s next? Before you start – Assess yourself honestly. Do you really know Scrum well? This article […]

Process Mapping for Scrum Teams

How do you figure out the ideal members of your Scrum team? How do you have good conversations with about silos in an organization? Here’s simple and quick technique to get you started: process mapping for Scrum Teams. In this past week I’ve been asked a couple of questions that I realized I’ve been answering […]

Front Line Agility – the missing link to true innovation and customer centricity

Front line employees are often overlooked in an agile transformation – but they can be the key to a truly successful approach. When leading the second phase of an agile transformation, we put focus on transforming the business to an agile approach – which usually means introducing collaborative, design-thinking driven ways of working in our […]

Publication of the new Scrum Guide (November 2020)

Celebrating 25 years of Scrum, the new guide was presented on November 18, 2020 at an event held jointly by Scrum Inc. and Scrum.org; the companies of Jeff Sutherland and Ken Schwaber respectively, co-creators of Scrum. Since that time, The Scrum Guide (November 2020) can be read and downloaded (in several languages, even) at: scrumguides.org Size matters […]

Meeting Mapping

A meeting mapping is a visual exercise that helps participants align on their shared ceremonies and identify waste.  Throughout all my years involved in the Agile community, the techniques to which I gravitate have an element of visualisation. Visualising is magic. It is a human taking a slice of that intricate web of connections of […]

How the wrong question can nip self-organization in the bud

Think about yourself as the Scrum Master of a development team. Think about the last time you coached somebody on your team. They came to you with a problem or an impediment. You did the right thing and you took the coaching stance, you didn’t advise them, but only asked questions as to coach them […]

Beyond Agile scaling frameworks – continuously adapting structures

Note: This post is part of series exploring the structures and patterns of Agile Organizations. We have been working on a new training and toolkit, and the idea behind this series of posts was to share some of the insights and perspectives that we developed while working on our new Agile Organizations training.  Over the […]

The Teal Conspiracy (or Utopia might just as well be around the corner)

Buurtzorg (or the potential seed?) Frederic Laloux might have done a thing or two in order to accelerate management (r)evolution with his book Reinventing Organizations. In my humble opinion his main (and timelessly awesome) contribution has been to cast a smart and focused light on some organizations many of us hadn’t (incredibly!) heard of before […]

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