Handling Impediments: Increasing Your Effectivity

Although the steps described in the series of posts on dealing with impediments sound rather straightforward and easy, solving impediments is often perceived as stressful and difficult by many people. In the previous posts I described how you can recognize and understand impediments, find effective solutions, and decide what to do to solve them. This last post explores what you can do to become more effective in dealing with impediments. Continue reading

5 Tips to Keep Getting Value from Agile Retrospectives

People often ask me what to do to prevent that teams get bored when doing agile retrospectives for a longer period. The short answer is: Make sure that you are getting value from doing your retrospectives. Ok, but how can you do that? Here are 5 practical tips that will assure that you keep getting value from your agile retrospectives. Continue reading

Handling Impediments: Deciding on the Actions

After you’ve come up with several solutions to deal with an impediment, the next step is to decide which actions you will do with your team to solve it. Let’s dive into who decides to take action and explore different approaches for how agile teams can decide. Continue reading

Handling Impediments: Effective Solutions

In the previous posts in the series on handling impediments I explored why agile teams need to be able to deal with impediments, how you can recognize problems and what you can do to get a shared understanding of a problem in the team. This post will explain how you can find effective solution for solving impediments. Continue reading

Leren van fouten: De User Story die niet af was

Agile retrospectives helpen teams om te leren. Teams passen hun werkwijze aan om beter te worden in wat ze doen. Hieronder een beschrijving van een situatie uit mijn praktijk waarin een team mbv een retrospective leerde van hun fouten en door het doen van verbeteracties soortgelijke problemen in de toekomst voorkwam. Continue reading

Cruciale Dialogen als sleutel voor Continue Verbetering

Via twitter kwam in contact met Johan Roels. In zijn boek Cruciale Dialogen herken ik veel dingen vanuit mijn ervaring met continue verbetering in organisaties. Het vlindermodel wat Johan heeft gedefinieerd in zijn boek verbindt communicatie met waardering om oplossingen voor problemen te zoeken en die vervolgens effectief te implementeren. Continue reading