Category: Leadership & Management

11 June 2020 / Agile & Scrum
A full remote highly collaborative teams self-design workshop with 80+ people? Yes!

This Spring, one of our customers wanted to change the distribution of people in the teams that work to develop their main product.* To do this, we were planning to have a large workshop to do a redesign of the current team layout by teams themselves. Taking into account certain constraints of course. After the workshops, in their next Sprint, the teams would work in...

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...

11 December 2019 / 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 / 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 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...

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...