Tag: scrum

18 December 2019 / Agile & Scrum
20 New Year’s Resolutions for Managers in a Scrum Environment

The end of the year is nearby, time for some New Year’s resolutions! It has become a tradition for us to provide some help to busy people coming up with some good (enough) new year’s resolutions. This year we want to support Managers out there struggling to survive within a Scrum oriented organization. Here are 20 new year’s resolutions to get you started as a...

4 December 2019 / Agile & Scrum
Case Study: Y Soft LeSS Adoption – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

We are proud to spread the experience going from multi-layered, firefighting, complicated strutures to simple, flat structures at one of our customers in Czech: Y Soft. This is a recording of a talk held at the LeSS Conference 2019 in Munich and published by InfoQ where you'll discover how things started, how we supported them through our Co-Friend service and high impact, high risk workshops throughout their...

27 November 2019 / Agile & Scrum
Outcome Based Product Backlogs in Large-Scale Scrum

Many organisations are struggling to setup outcome based Product Baklog for their teams, they were stuck in output or scope based backlogs before and kept that behavior. Even though scope isn't a bad thing, understanding its link to business outcomes and what assumptions are behind is (to me) better. I do address this working with Product Owners in organizations we support adopting LeSS (Huge) and experimented...

6 November 2019 / Agile & Scrum
Why should most organizations ditch Scrum?

I took a challenge for my talk at Agile Prague 2019: "How to deliver a 1h talk in 30mins?" -- Title of the talk: "Why should most organizations dtich Scrum?" Why would I do that? Well, because being a speaker at Agile Prague is tremendously enjoyable and I didn't want to miss out on an opportunity to go back after missing out on the fun last...

23 October 2019 / Agile & Scrum
Built-in Adaptive Cruise Control in your Scrum Team…

Metaphors are a very useful way of explaining a concept to somebody. During the Professional Scrum Training (PSM), empirical process control, which is the foundation for Scrum, is explained by the metaphor of a thermostat. Now, given that metaphors work best when a person can relate to them, when the audience, reader, student has an emotional connection with the metaphor, we can always use another...

2 October 2019 / Agile & Scrum
LeSS No More Majors Story at SFPD – Webinar Recording

We are proud to share the story of the No More Majors Community at the governmental institute of pensions in Belgium (SFPD) which was initiated as part of their LeSS adoption preparations and strategy. This recording was made on August 28th when Tom Jans & Thierry de Pauw did a pre-run of their Munich LeSS Conference talk. Short introduction: SFPD was applying Scrum for many years...