Category Archives: Scrum

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

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

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

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

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

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

Agile performance reporting – part 2: Schedule control

This blog post is the second one of the Agile Performance Reporting series.  You can read the first one here. 2. Schedule control The second controlling process of PMBOK is schedule control, which goal is to assess the current status

Agile performance reporting – part 2: Schedule control

This blog post is the second one of the Agile Performance Reporting series.  You can read the first one here. 2. Schedule control The second controlling process of PMBOK is schedule control, which goal is to assess the current status

Agile performance reporting – part 1: Scope change control

Many people think that you can’t benefit from agile if the rest of the organization hasn’t changed.  That is only true to a small degree, much less than you would think. In essence, the only organizational change that is a

Agile performance reporting – part 1: Scope change control

Many people think that you can’t benefit from agile if the rest of the organization hasn’t changed.  That is only true to a small degree, much less than you would think. In essence, the only organizational change that is a

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

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

Boring retrospectives – part 8 : fishbowl

During the Mini XP Days conference, Rini Van Solingen interviewed me on the fishbowl exercise.  This is a great exercise to use in retrospectives when your team is divided and needs to understand the different opinions without lapsing into hour-long

Boring retrospectives – part 8 : fishbowl

During the Mini XP Days conference, Rini Van Solingen interviewed me on the fishbowl exercise.  This is a great exercise to use in retrospectives when your team is divided and needs to understand the different opinions without lapsing into hour-long

Forget about poker planning

Explaining agile estimating and planning is the hardest part when teaching a class. That’s because people freak out when they hear about story points and relative estimations. Why wouldn’t they? If you’ve ever done a project before in your life,

Forget about poker planning

Explaining agile estimating and planning is the hardest part when teaching a class. That’s because people freak out when they hear about story points and relative estimations. Why wouldn’t they? If you’ve ever done a project before in your life,