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Boring retrospectives – part 13 : Helping Hands

Working together is one of the most important success factors in an agile team.   Individual work will not be enough to deliver all the user stories before the sprint is finished.  Daily standups help to foster this communication, but it

Hands

Boring retrospectives – part 13 : Helping Hands

Working together is one of the most important success factors in an agile team.   Individual work will not be enough to deliver all the user stories before the sprint is finished.  Daily standups help to foster this communication, but it

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Boring retrospectives – part 12 : Story Oscars

  In this edition of Boring Retrospectives (and how to prevent them), I will explain the Story Oscars exercise. It’s an exercises I found on Corinna Baldauf’s great website on retrospective exercises. The exercise can be used in the data

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Boring retrospectives – part 12 : Story Oscars

  In this edition of Boring Retrospectives (and how to prevent them), I will explain the Story Oscars exercise. It’s an exercises I found on Corinna Baldauf’s great website on retrospective exercises. The exercise can be used in the data

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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

baseball

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

walktheboard

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

walktheboard

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