Posts Tagged: Agile

ProjectBoard

The Agile PMO : organizing the project board

Many agile enthusiasts are completely sold to the idea of self-directing teams. In an agile team, there is a continuous search for process improvement and reduction of wasteful activities.  It is logical that they see many of the old project

ProjectBoard

The Agile PMO : organizing the project board

Many agile enthusiasts are completely sold to the idea of self-directing teams. In an agile team, there is a continuous search for process improvement and reduction of wasteful activities.  It is logical that they see many of the old project

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What is the role of the PMO in an Agile organization?

Suddenly it’s 2015! If you’ve been in hibernation for the past few years, you will notice that suddenly everybody is doing Agile in corporate IT (Yes, I deliberately said doing and IT). Where we used to battle to get the

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What is the role of the PMO in an Agile organization?

Suddenly it’s 2015! If you’ve been in hibernation for the past few years, you will notice that suddenly everybody is doing Agile in corporate IT (Yes, I deliberately said doing and IT). Where we used to battle to get the

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

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

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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