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Offering unlimited vacation days to your employees

When I read Atlassian offered their employees unlimited vacations days since January, it thought it made perfect sense in their case! A traditional manager would think this is the worse idea ever.  Nobody would show up to work anymore.  Why

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Offering unlimited vacation days to your employees

When I read Atlassian offered their employees unlimited vacations days since January, it thought it made perfect sense in their case! A traditional manager would think this is the worse idea ever.  Nobody would show up to work anymore.  Why

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Boring retrospectives – part 11 : 3 warm up exercises

How do you start a retrospective?  Can you just ask your team what’s going wrong and what ideas they’re having to improve the current process? Of course not, you ‘ll receive a blank stare and if lucky an ironic “Euh,

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Boring retrospectives – part 11 : 3 warm up exercises

How do you start a retrospective?  Can you just ask your team what’s going wrong and what ideas they’re having to improve the current process? Of course not, you ‘ll receive a blank stare and if lucky an ironic “Euh,

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1,5 years after Kanban for Skeptics

It’s been more than one and a half years now since I published my first e-book Kanban for Skeptics.  Time to look back. I remember well how it all started.  At the time I was preparing a public talk, called

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1,5 years after Kanban for Skeptics

It’s been more than one and a half years now since I published my first e-book Kanban for Skeptics.  Time to look back. I remember well how it all started.  At the time I was preparing a public talk, called

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Book review – The Retrospective Handbook

Last year, Pat Kua published his book called The Retrospective Handbook.  He released the book on leanpub, the popular self publishing platform on which I also published my e-book ‘Kanban for sceptics’. I have been following Pat online for some

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Book review – The Retrospective Handbook

Last year, Pat Kua published his book called The Retrospective Handbook.  He released the book on leanpub, the popular self publishing platform on which I also published my e-book ‘Kanban for sceptics’. I have been following Pat online for some

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Boring retrospectives 10 – Walk the board

It’s hard to come up with new retrospective exercises as a facilitator.  However, I believe keeping it fresh helps the team to boost their continuous improvement results. In my previous ‘boring retrospective’ posts I introduced a number of new retrospective

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Boring retrospectives 10 – Walk the board

It’s hard to come up with new retrospective exercises as a facilitator.  However, I believe keeping it fresh helps the team to boost their continuous improvement results. In my previous ‘boring retrospective’ posts I introduced a number of new retrospective

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Non-profit Agile conference in Brussels

After a great 1st edition last year, Agile Tour Brussels 2013 will take place on September, 27 in Belgium. Registration is open and the Program is available on the website http://www.atbru.be. At Agile Tour Brussels, there will be both local and

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Non-profit Agile conference in Brussels

After a great 1st edition last year, Agile Tour Brussels 2013 will take place on September, 27 in Belgium. Registration is open and the Program is available on the website http://www.atbru.be. At Agile Tour Brussels, there will be both local and

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The modern software architect

Working in software development means working with a lot of different technically skilled people. Those ‘IT geeks’ are still ranked by the same roles that were applied 20 years ago. Going from junior to senior developers, functional analysts, project managers,

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The modern software architect

Working in software development means working with a lot of different technically skilled people. Those ‘IT geeks’ are still ranked by the same roles that were applied 20 years ago. Going from junior to senior developers, functional analysts, project managers,

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Coffee rehab

My life as a consultant is pretty hectic.  There are weeks when I’m at a different client each day, often combined with a public training or a speaking engagement.  It was not until last year since my body started to

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Coffee rehab

My life as a consultant is pretty hectic.  There are weeks when I’m at a different client each day, often combined with a public training or a speaking engagement.  It was not until last year since my body started to