Posts Tagged: Agile

Software and BMW design

Creating a new software product typically feels very chaotic, from a management viewpoint.  Teams are designing new solutions, working on the edge of innovation, testing new concepts and changing accordingly.  Their world is full of uncertainty which makes work unpredictable

Software and BMW design

Creating a new software product typically feels very chaotic, from a management viewpoint.  Teams are designing new solutions, working on the edge of innovation, testing new concepts and changing accordingly.  Their world is full of uncertainty which makes work unpredictable

Viva Agile and Lean Europe 2012

From 29 to 31 August, the second edition of the ALE unconference will take place in Barcelona.  Because there seems to be a lot less buzz around the event, compared to last year, I thought I could contribute my bit.

Viva Agile and Lean Europe 2012

From 29 to 31 August, the second edition of the ALE unconference will take place in Barcelona.  Because there seems to be a lot less buzz around the event, compared to last year, I thought I could contribute my bit.

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,

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,