Tag: leadership

26 February 2016 / Agile & Scrum
A different view on communication: The Axen rose – part 1

During the lean coffee session last week at the European Testing conference, we were talking about the most important impediment for testers to get their work done. Most of which was the most important soft skill to have. The group agreed that the most basic of soft skills was communication. But we found it hard to really grasp what this actually means. What is communication and...

23 December 2015 / Agile & Scrum
A Horror Story: Efficiency is Killing Productivity

Are you working in product development? Creative work? Research? Or any other domain where brains are the main asset? YES? Then this story is for you! It's called: "Efficiency in organisations has become counterproductive!" Take the holy grail of efficiency: Clarity - Measurements - Accountability, it makes human efforts derail! And yes, I've been tricked into it myself. My work while being tricked and still today...

15 December 2015 / Agile & Scrum
The Good, Bad and Ugly of Being 1 Year in a LeSS Huge Adoption

Large-Scale Scrum or LeSS About 1 year ago BASE Company engaged with Co-Learning in order to improve their time to market, productivity and quality using "Agile". As many other companies their understanding about Agile was limited to the practices, roles and process and mainly focussed on their "development" teams. Together we generated a better understanding setting up a POC (Proof Of Concept) within one area of their...

19 January 2015 / Agile & Scrum
Amazing news! Craig Larman is coming to Belgium

Who is Craig Larman? Craig Larman is the co-creator of LeSS (Large-Scale Scrum) with his friend and colleague Bas Vodde. He serves as an organizational design consultant, with emphasis on introducing LeSS for very large and multisite product development (often, embedded systems, telecommunications, or investment banking), and coaching executive teams to succeed with larger enterprise-level agile and lean methods adoption. He is the author of...

18 October 2013 / Leadership & Management
The Leadership Gift Program 2014 – preview webinars

Based on information on Christopheravery.com What is the Leadership Gift Program 2014? Depending on whom you ask, it is: •A world-wide Community of Practice for coaches and leaders mastering responsibility •A self-paced personal-, professional-, and leadership-development program •A private membership portal and growing content library •An apprenticeship and accreditation system for those who want to take this body of work to other arenas   Register...

2 September 2013 / Engaging Workshops & Meetings
What Are Effective Job Interview Techniques?

In this article I want to go a bit deeper into the subject of taking job interviews in order to find the right person for the job. How it is done in some companies today. How others make it their business and how you could avoid loosing time and money within the process by doing it differently. Why? Because I think in traditional ways... Job...