Category Archives: Continuous improvement

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The survival of project management

When an organization starts a new project or program, they also have to define the project management approach and governance structure (or at least adapt the company standard). This includes different kinds of meetings, tools, reports, roles & responsibilities, etc.

320104373_08a45d6644

The survival of project management

When an organization starts a new project or program, they also have to define the project management approach and governance structure (or at least adapt the company standard). This includes different kinds of meetings, tools, reports, roles & responsibilities, etc.

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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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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,

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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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

Vision Poker

Boring retrospectives – part 9 : Vision Poker

In one of my previous blog posts, I introduced the concept of vision based retrospectives.  By using a vision of the ideal state of your team/company/family/… it is easier to weigh improvement suggestions.  Which one get us closer to the

Vision Poker

Boring retrospectives – part 9 : Vision Poker

In one of my previous blog posts, I introduced the concept of vision based retrospectives.  By using a vision of the ideal state of your team/company/family/… it is easier to weigh improvement suggestions.  Which one get us closer to the

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Vision based retrospectives – avoiding conflicting improvements

As most of you know, I’m quite fond of continuous improvement.  I guess it’s the whole idea of admitting that you can’t predict the future.  And therefore, if we wish to grow, we must learn and adjust instead of trying

IdealState

Vision based retrospectives – avoiding conflicting improvements

As most of you know, I’m quite fond of continuous improvement.  I guess it’s the whole idea of admitting that you can’t predict the future.  And therefore, if we wish to grow, we must learn and adjust instead of trying