Posts Tagged: Coaching

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 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

A slap in the face by Context

(picture by Vermin Inc) Once again context has slapped me in the face. When trying to figure out a better way to deliver software in a company, I can’t deny that I always start with what I know.  In a

A slap in the face by Context

(picture by Vermin Inc) Once again context has slapped me in the face. When trying to figure out a better way to deliver software in a company, I can’t deny that I always start with what I know.  In a

Body Language when Coaching

This is a summary of the open space session I initiated at the beginning of the 2nd day of Agile Coach Camp Norway.  The title was ‘Body Language when Coaching’.  I wanted to learn more about the impact of body movements, positions

Body Language when Coaching

This is a summary of the open space session I initiated at the beginning of the 2nd day of Agile Coach Camp Norway.  The title was ‘Body Language when Coaching’.  I wanted to learn more about the impact of body movements, positions

Book review: Unfolding the Napkin

During my holiday I finally got time to read a book that was high on my reading list. In Unfolding the Napkin, Dan Roam takes his famous back of the napkin concept one step further. His second book promises that

Book review: Unfolding the Napkin

During my holiday I finally got time to read a book that was high on my reading list. In Unfolding the Napkin, Dan Roam takes his famous back of the napkin concept one step further. His second book promises that

2 ideal cases for continuous flow

Following up on my previous post, here are the benefits that I see in applying a continuous flow instead of iterations. There are 2 cases in which I prefer a continuous flow: 1. The team is responsible for developing new software AND doing

2 ideal cases for continuous flow

Following up on my previous post, here are the benefits that I see in applying a continuous flow instead of iterations. There are 2 cases in which I prefer a continuous flow: 1. The team is responsible for developing new software AND doing

The 5 strengths of a physical task board

There’s one question I always get when coaching a new agile team: “Can we use a digital task board?” My answer: “Sure you can, but …” Because I don’t believe in imposing my ideas onto a team, I give them

The 5 strengths of a physical task board

There’s one question I always get when coaching a new agile team: “Can we use a digital task board?” My answer: “Sure you can, but …” Because I don’t believe in imposing my ideas onto a team, I give them