Tag: scrum

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...

23 October 2019 / Agile & Scrum
Built-in Adaptive Cruise Control in your Scrum Team…

Metaphors are a very useful way of explaining a concept to somebody. During the Professional Scrum Training (PSM), empirical process control, which is the foundation for Scrum, is explained by the metaphor of a thermostat. Now, given that metaphors work best when a person can relate to them, when the audience, reader, student has an emotional connection with the metaphor, we can always use another...

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...

8 May 2019 / Agile & Scrum / Jurgen De Smet
Is it Sales or your Product Strategy that isn’t great?

Is it Sales or your Product Strategy that isn’t great? You hear things like “sales is just selling anything as long as they get their bonus”, “we have to comply to everything sold and have no say in it” within many product development departments. The other way around from within sales departments comes the remark “they never deliver what has been promised”, “we can’t trust...

21 December 2018 / Agile & Scrum
20 New Year’s Resolutions for Scrum in Your Organization

The end of the year is nearby, time for some New Year’s resolutions! Last year we provided some help to get started for Change Agents, the year before we got the Scrum Masters started and long time ago the busy Scrum Product Owners, this year we want to support your entire organization to adopt Scrum as it was intended to. Here are 20 new year’s...