“Managers are idiots”
“Eliminate SAFe is a lean principle”
“Scrum doesn’t work”
“Testing is waste”
Just some random stuff I’ve heard people say or saw them tweet. This post is not about starting a discussion about to what extend these tweets and comments are true. And yes I have an opinion here but that’s not my point.
What are you trying to accomplish? Are you trying to wake them up, piss them off or put them in listening mode?
Continue reading What are you trying to accomplish?
Regardless of what method is used almost everybody working in an agile way agrees that having a regular stand up brings great value. It gives you as a team the chance to make a plan for the day. What will we work on, what will we finish, what are we stuck on? Whether it’s Scrum, XP, or Kanban this is one of the first practices teams implement after setting up a board.
In a lot of organizations I see stand ups being done in the same way regardless of what method / framework the team uses. More often than not this leads to stale or ineffective stand ups. This post is how you can make your Kanban stand up more effective with 3 easy steps.
- Ask the right questions
- Focus on completion
- Manage the work, not the worker
Continue reading 3 Tips to improving your Kanban stand up
Star Wars was on tv last week and for some reason I came by this joke today…
[Insert your own why-dont-they-get-that-we-are-agile here]
Continue reading Communicate you must
Brilliant NLScrum meet up yesterday. A lot of people, probably more than initially expected, great food and a lot of interesting conversations in the open space. Hosted at Capgemini, a beautiful location with lots of room (insert open space joke here..).
The program was as following:
- Open Spaces
Continue reading “Being Agile vs Doing Agile” | NLScrum recap
“The panacea ( /pænəˈsiːə/), named after the Greek goddess of healing, Panacea, also known as panchrest, was supposed to be a remedy that would cure all diseases and prolong life indefinitely. It was sought by the alchemists as a connection to the elixir of life and the philosopher’s stone, a mythical substance which would enable the transmutation of common metals into gold.“
More and more teams ask help implementing Kanban. Some of them have experience with agile. Others don’t or are just starting. The experience a team has is usually not that important to me in this stage though. Here’s why: Continue reading Panacea