Part of the job of a coach when trying to helping an organization to move from one state to another is to identify behaviour that is productive or counterproductive. When you observe counterproductive behaviour and raise this a concern to stakeholders in this transition between states you are sometimes met with a lack of understanding… Continue reading ‘Undesirable’ behaviour…?
The “fun” part of being a consultant/contractor is when you get to attempt to answer seemingly arbitrary questions in a RFP. This is especially fun when it comes to the topic of agility. Here is one such attempt from myself: RFP Section 5 – Methodology : Refer your experience of an agile project setup within a… Continue reading …agile project setup within a rather waterfall shaped organisation…
I have made it my practice to actively take the time at the end of every week to reflect. Now that I’ve started blogging again it is my intention to generalize and rewrite the parts that contain any details that should not be shared. This week that is not possible. The introduction however, makes for… Continue reading My Weekly Reflections
Ok, IT is not a cost-center. We are valuable partners within any modern organization that can, and will, help you overcome complex problems. Looking at development as a cost makes this conversation more difficult. Let’s say we have a deterministic project on the table, meaning no complexity, we know exactly what to do and the… Continue reading IT is not a cost center!
I just recently read the thoughts on this topic from fellow coach Markus Hammarberg titled flow and dependencies which, as always, is an interesting read. So I urge you to jump over there and read that one first as I will share my own experience from the Swedish police passport department, which he uses as his second… Continue reading Some thoughts on Flow
Long time no blog! The last couple of months I’ve actually been producing blog-worthy thoughts on a weekly basis, so why not generalize them a bit and just put them out there. Part of my approach this time is to not aim to create the perfect post, rather aim for publishing whatever I have on… Continue reading Short-term vs. Long-term Thinking
Many organisations are talking about removing impediments as the responsibility and duty of the Scrum Master/Agile Coach/Delivery Manager. These roles will from here on be referred to as servant leader. Every time I read this in a job ad, I see it as a red flag telling me that the organisation in question hasn’t understood what… Continue reading Servant leader or slave – a rant about “removing impediments”
We have all heard that we should be doing something in the line of backlog refinement. It is meant to be a complement to the planning session. But why should we be doing it, and why is it important? A lot of the material available seems to approach the refinement from the perspective of the… Continue reading Why Do We Do Backlog Refinement?
There are many takes on how to conduct a stand-up, and at least as many takes on what to cover. But have we lost track of what’s actually important? At a meetup in the end of 2015, the speaker partly covered the ‘fact’ that the early majority, according to Moore’s technology adoption lifecycle, of companies doing software… Continue reading WHY do we have a stand-up?
During a recent meetup Martine Devos spoke about the Agile Raspberry Jam. This is an adoption from The Secrets of Consulting by Jerry Weinberg where he offers us his Law of Raspberry Jam. The wider you spread it, the thinner it gets. Martine also mentioned that we have come to the point where the early majority, according to… Continue reading WHY go Agile?