Author: Jurgen De Smet

24 March 2020 / Remote Collaboration
How VPN constrained remote working will lead to depressions and how to fix it

Today many organisations are fighting the limits of their VPN infrastructure and send out quick fixes to people, block more outside websites and applications and more of this. A necessary action to guarantee connections to all in the short run but not something to keep for the long haul. No video allowed, limited audio allowed, only connect with others for work related meetings, no insights...

20 March 2020 / Agile & Scrum
Press Update – Why we launched a new website on a new domain?

Yes! We are live and are proud of it. Feel free to browse around and leave some feedback on your experience, as our name implies, we’re always eager to learn and improve upon our current state. But why did we launch a new website, and on a new domain as well? The decision was taken by the core group of Co-Members in December 2019 after...

18 December 2019 / Agile & Scrum
20 New Year’s Resolutions for Managers in a Scrum Environment

The end of the year is nearby, time for some New Year’s resolutions! It has become a tradition for us to provide some help to busy people coming up with some good (enough) new year’s resolutions. This year we want to support Managers out there struggling to survive within a Scrum oriented organization. Here are 20 new year’s resolutions to get you started as a...

4 December 2019 / Agile & Scrum
Case Study: Y Soft LeSS Adoption – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

We are proud to spread the experience going from multi-layered, firefighting, complicated strutures to simple, flat structures at one of our customers in Czech: Y Soft. This is a recording of a talk held at the LeSS Conference 2019 in Munich and published by InfoQ where you'll discover how things started, how we supported them through our Co-Friend service and high impact, high risk workshops throughout their...

27 November 2019 / Agile & Scrum
Outcome Based Product Backlogs in Large-Scale Scrum

Many organisations are struggling to setup outcome based Product Backlog for their teams, they were stuck in output or scope based backlogs before and kept that behavior. Even though scope isn't a bad thing, understanding its link to business outcomes and what assumptions are behind is (to me) better. I do address this working with Product Owners in organizations we support adopting LeSS (Huge) and experimented...

6 November 2019 / Agile & Scrum
Why should most organizations ditch Scrum?

I took a challenge for my talk at Agile Prague 2019: "How to deliver a 1h talk in 30mins?" -- Title of the talk: "Why should most organizations dtich Scrum?" Why would I do that? Well, because being a speaker at Agile Prague is tremendously enjoyable and I didn't want to miss out on an opportunity to go back after missing out on the fun last...