Author: Annelies De Meyere

16 January 2019 / Agile & Scrum / Mark Uijen de Kleijn
Processes and Tools over Individuals and Interactions?

Lately, I’ve seen a lot of people and teams that experience ‘agile’ and ‘scrum’ as instrumental and full of rules and restrictions. Leading to results that are not getting the teams in the direction that are intended and giving an experience that is kind of reaching the opposite of what agile frameworks set out to do. I firmly believe that Scrum Masters – and any...

5 December 2018 / Work is Play
Live Action Roleplaying as a teambuilding event? Hell yes!

Some of our Co-Learning colleagues have this peculiar hobby, called LARP or Live Action Role Playing. The most common roleplaying exercise that can be descriped as LARP is the well-known Murder Mystery Dinner, where you find yourself in a story, with of course a murder, and this murder needs to be solved. Actors play the deceased and other important figures who drop clues in order...

14 March 2018 / Agile & Scrum
Change Management Canvases: The hidden power of the Story Telling Canvas

When teaching a Lean Change Management class, we usually let the attendees choose which of the proposed Lean Change Canvases they want to work on as a group, or several groups when the class is a bit bigger. I noticed the Story Telling Canvas was often left out, and when I asked the attendees why, they often mentioned things like: "It doesn't seem to be...

21 December 2017 / Leadership & Management
21 New Year’s Resolutions for the Change Agent

It's become somewhat of a tradition to publish our list of New Year's Resolutions around this time of the year. If you want to see what we've done in the past years, do check the New Year's Resolutions for the PO or the New Year's Resolutions for the SM! This year, let's have a look at 21 New Years Resolutions for the Change Agent! Stop...

20 December 2017 / Less is More
Wishing you all the best!

And then comes that time of the year again, where we look back at a slightly more turbulent year than expected, but with a lot of plans and expectations for the year to come! The team is now starting to take some time to rest and renew in the company of their families, but not before wishing all of our friends, colleagues, Co-Friends, Co-Workers and...

22 November 2017 / Agile & Scrum
Change Management Impact Matrix

Ralph and I often work with teams who would like to implement Scrum or other frameworks that fit within an agile mindset. You can implement this bottom down: Management decides they would like to use Scrum as a framework. Another approach is bottom up. One or more software development teams learned about Scrum, and they decided they want to start implementing it. Implementing Scrum, or any agile...