Author: Steven Deneir

12 June 2019 / Agile & Scrum
Professional Scrum – Professional meaning what…?

In my pursuit of raising my understanding of Scrum in order to serve my partners better, I recently attended both Professional Scrum Master I and II trainings and a Professional Scrum Master Train-the-trainer. One of the many A-HA moments I experienced during these very intense days was the deeper meaning behind “professional” in the title of the training. Before that moment it was just a...

22 May 2019 / Engaging Workshops & Meetings
Go Fish! A philosophy for being an outstanding team member.

Tuesday morning. 5AM. Alarm clock goes off. Some clouds in the sky. Driving my son to the swimming pool so he can start his training at 5:45 sharp. Continuing the drive towards a client to facilitate a training. 6:45 Traffic jam. Drizzle. 7:45 arrived. 9:00 Training to be started. Not all participants arrived. Waiting for another 5 minutes. Kick-off. Now, it was a great day....

17 April 2019 / Agile & Scrum
What if you would Ask Your Team? Invitation based change

Senior management announces “we go agile”, and nobody in your team has any clue why or how. Sounds familiar? Of course they are right. They are the leaders. They should know the way forward. No? Probably they have heard from another company X, probably even of one of their colleagues/friends in their (LinkedIN) network, that framework Y works - Spotify is very popular these days...

18 October 2017 / Engaging Workshops & Meetings
I am Steven, and I am a game designer! (experience report)

“I am Steven, and I am a game designer!” This was how the Innovation Games® Game Design Masterclass started anyway; a hero technique to make people feel they can really pull this off. And what a day it proved to be! But first things first. Is it just a play, or is it a game…? Is it a serious game…? Is it a serious business...

20 September 2017 / Agile & Scrum
Leadership, at the heart of agile

Hi there! You certainly remember that I am pretty pro-agile ways of working. In this short post I want to point you to what is – for me anyway – at the core of a successful agile approach. There are a number of events in Scrum; 5 to be accurate; and yet, if you execute these, there is no guarantee for success. Believe me, I...

27 July 2017 / Engaging Workshops & Meetings
Experience report: Starting to apply Innovation Games® Facilitation for successful meetings

After having followed the session Innovation Games for Successful Meetings, I didn’t really have the opportunity to start applying, until we had a gathering with our swimming club. In this article I’ll take you step-by-step through a full session start to finish. The Flow Monday evening 19:20. After a heavy day at work, a meeting was planned to discuss how we would organise our “new” swimming...