Author: Nelis

4 October 2017 / Agile & Scrum
Why and how do we use pull request?

The goal of this blog posts is to share why a team I coached used pull requests and how we did this within the context of a midsize product. I share this experience, knowing it’s not a perfect example, as it might provide inspiration on the advantages and disadvantages of such an approach. The context The context is a customization and extension of an existing...

7 April 2016 / Agile & Scrum
Exclusive release: the Co-Learning achievement unlocked app

Introducing the Co-Learning achievement unlocked app It can be hard to explicitly appreciate someone for their behaviour. And it can be even harder to accept appreciation. And yet appreciation is something that can have such a big impact on people's motivation. Achievement cards use the gamification element of achievements, getting recognition for a certain behaviour or perseverance. That is why we created physical "Achievement unlocked" cards in the...

30 March 2016 / Agile & Scrum
The five dysfunctions of a team

Why did I have to write this blogpost? Not finance. Not strategy. Not technology. It is teamwork that remains the ultimate competitive advantage, both because it is so powerful and so rare. This is the starting quote of a great book "The Five Dysfunctions of a Team" from Patrick Lencioni, and is something I can really relate to. But, don't you also experience that exceptional teamwork...