Category: Less is More

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...

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...

6 November 2019 / 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...

2 October 2019 / Agile & Scrum
LeSS No More Majors Story at SFPD – Webinar Recording

We are proud to share the story of the No More Majors Community at the governmental institute of pensions in Belgium (SFPD) which was initiated as part of their LeSS adoption preparations and strategy. This recording was made on August 28th when Tom Jans & Thierry de Pauw did a pre-run of their Munich LeSS Conference talk. Short introduction: SFPD was applying Scrum for many years...

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...