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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,

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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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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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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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Agile performance reporting – part 3: Cost control

This blog post is the third one of the Agile Performance Reporting series. 3. Cost control The third controlling process of PMBOK is cost control.  It’s goal is to control the changes that influence the cost baseline. There are 4

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Agile performance reporting – part 3: Cost control

This blog post is the third one of the Agile Performance Reporting series. 3. Cost control The third controlling process of PMBOK is cost control.  It’s goal is to control the changes that influence the cost baseline. There are 4