Agile teams won’t do the trick

Why are many lean & agile adoptions not delivering the expected results? Is it because of their lack of experience? Is there not enough focus on learning? Did they forget about change management? Are they not doing Agile by the

Agile teams won’t do the trick

Why are many lean & agile adoptions not delivering the expected results? Is it because of their lack of experience? Is there not enough focus on learning? Did they forget about change management? Are they not doing Agile by the

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,

My new Kanban e-book is released!

It took me blood sweat and tears, but I’m proud to tell you that my new e-book is finally available on leanpub! 2 weeks ago, I explained why I wrote the book and what it’s all about. I propose you

My new Kanban e-book is released!

It took me blood sweat and tears, but I’m proud to tell you that my new e-book is finally available on leanpub! 2 weeks ago, I explained why I wrote the book and what it’s all about. I propose you

Boring retrospectives – part 7 : Role swapping

People picture themselves doing your job, and I bet you do the same. If I were a tester on this project, I would do things differently. In many cases, you even have ideas to do the job better.  Whether or

Boring retrospectives – part 7 : Role swapping

People picture themselves doing your job, and I bet you do the same. If I were a tester on this project, I would do things differently. In many cases, you even have ideas to do the job better.  Whether or

Why Kanban for skeptics?

I noticed that in my professional and private life, I’m asking the following question more often: Why? This annoys the hell out of my colleagues, family and friends.  But, I’ve learned the hard way, that taking enough time to trace

Why Kanban for skeptics?

I noticed that in my professional and private life, I’m asking the following question more often: Why? This annoys the hell out of my colleagues, family and friends.  But, I’ve learned the hard way, that taking enough time to trace

The new hype in software development

Last week I visited Gothenburg, Sweden for the first Software Passion Summit.  I was invited to speak at this brand new event. As with all new conferences, their tends to be a special atmosphere in the air.  Curious tension, enthusiasm,

The new hype in software development

Last week I visited Gothenburg, Sweden for the first Software Passion Summit.  I was invited to speak at this brand new event. As with all new conferences, their tends to be a special atmosphere in the air.  Curious tension, enthusiasm,

How to prepare for a daily standup

The daily standup has become a routine in the lives of many people in software development. 78% of all agile teams hold daily standups, according to the 2011 State of Agile Development Survey from VersionOne. Each day, at a specific time, teams gather

How to prepare for a daily standup

The daily standup has become a routine in the lives of many people in software development. 78% of all agile teams hold daily standups, according to the 2011 State of Agile Development Survey from VersionOne. Each day, at a specific time, teams gather