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15 January 2020 / Written by , in category Agile & Scrum
An Effective Sprint Review? Do it the Fish!y way!

Choosing how you will walk through your day, having fun with your colleagues and clients, actively listen and participate in collaborations, and ensuring others also have a great day. I have written a short story a while ago about the basics of the Fish! Philosophy for being an outstanding team member. In other blog posts, I covered how this can make your Sprint Retrospective more...

18 December 2019 / Written by , in category 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...

11 December 2019 / Written by , in category Leadership & Management
Co-Learning supports De Warmste Week

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, again. Dusk is earlier than usual so we get to sit by the fire and spend time with family, watching a movie, playing a boardgame, having some food with sparkly wine, buying presents, and planning for parties. With this time of the year comes the traditional “De Warmste Week”. A splendid initiative of the Belgian radio station...

4 December 2019 / Written by , in category 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 / Written by , in category Agile & Scrum
Outcome Based Product Backlogs in Large-Scale Scrum

Many organisations are struggling to setup outcome based Product Baklog 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 / Written by , in category 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...