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?
Yesterday I was at a session called LeSS introduction with Craig Larman organized together with Adventures With Agile .The session was question driven and made sure that many of the audience´s questions got answered. In my opinion this was a very good format. Eeven though I was unprepared and didn’t really have any questions that I… Continue reading Shu Ha Ri – Mastering the Art of Agile
This is the first follow-up post on the transition to Kanban for one of the teams I’m involved with at the moment. The first post can be found here: Moving from Scrum to Kanban… yay or nay? Since we also did a merge of two different teams at the same time as the transition to Kanban,… Continue reading Moving from Scrum to Kanban – part 2… Data be good?
After a long time of trying to figure out how to approach the difficulties we have in the team I’m currently focusing on, I decided to try and sell in Kanban. The team have been doing Scrum for about a year and when I first got here the first thing we needed to do was… Continue reading Moving from Scrum to Kanban… Yay or nay?