Category: Agile & Scrum

11 September 2019 / Agile & Scrum
Using LEGO® to find the unspoken rules of engagement that affect poor performance in your teams

The best friendships are found when people share interests & values, have great communication and have aligned “rules” of engagement with the depth of friendship highly correlated to the match between the secret invisible criteria and drives of people. In professional teams these “rules” of engagement and secret criteria also exist and are often not communicated. Often causing frustration,  poor performance, lack of teamwork and...

4 September 2019 / Agile & Scrum
How to run multi-site Scrum events without tooling?

Today I am frequently working with larger organisations and continually have to deal with people in different locations across the country or globe. This kind of context brings its own challenges and many people hope to find solutions in tooling and so did I, but hey, did I think wrong! Before going into running multi-site events, a bit of context on team setup and the need for...

21 August 2019 / Agile & Scrum
An Effective Sprint Planning? Do it the Fish!y way!

Choosing how you will walk through your day, having fun with your colleagues and clients, actively listen and participating 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 another blog post, I covered how this can make your Sprint Retrospective more effective. Now...

1 August 2019 / Agile & Scrum
An Effective Sprint Retrospective? Do it the Fish!y way!

Choosing how you will walk through your day, having fun with your colleagues and clients, actively listen and participating 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. Now let’s have a look at how this could fit within a Scrum Team. Even more...

24 July 2019 / Agile & Scrum
Race day! – passing your Professional Scrum Master level III

  You have read every book referenced in the PSM training and on the Scrum.org website... You have read every single blog post on Scrum.org... You have watched hours of webcasts and videos by and with Professional Scrum Trainers... You have followed both the PSM and PSM II training... And more... You have passed with ease the PSM levels I and II... You have years...

17 July 2019 / Agile & Scrum
Fishing for Flow and Peak performance

Does flow exist in teams? Can it lead to peak performances in teams?  My first realisation of ‘Flow’ at work was as a developer. I was deeply engrossed in trying to fine tune an optimization method when I started to realise something was ‘wrong’. I felt a prickly feeling in my neck and shoulders that seemed to want to get my attention.  Breaking loose from...