I will give two workshops in Kladno (near Prague) on Getting More out of Agile and Lean. In these workshops you’ll learn practices to develop the right products for your business and customers, reduce your delivery time, increase the quality of your software, and create happy high performing teams. Continue reading →
In one of my workshops I explored how to use agile and Scrum beyond software development, for example in marketing, sales, support and in management. I gave this workshop in-house for a client to an audience which was not directly involved in software development. Many good ideas came up when preparing and giving this workshop, in this post I’m sharing them with the agile community. Continue reading →
I will give two workshops in Kladno (near Prague) on making agile retrospectives valuable. In these workshops you’ll learn the why, what and how of agile retrospectives and practice exercises to develop your facilitation skills. Subscribe now to attend the workshop on November 1 or December 1 in Kladno, Czech Republic. Continue reading →
My article on delivering quality software with Agile is featured in the first English edition of Bits&Chips, a news magazine for professionals who develop smart products and systems. Continue reading →
If I ask people who facilitates their agile retrospective, most tell me that it’s their Scrum master. Some even look surprised, as if their could be anybody else who leads their retrospectives? Yes there can be. In some situation it’s even better if somebody else than the Scrum master facilitates the agile retrospective. Continue reading →
I’m giving the workshop Getting More out of Agile and Lean at the GOTO Berlin 2016 conference on November 16. In this agile workshop you will learn Agile and Lean practices for teams and their stakeholders to develop the right products, deliver faster, increase quality, and create happy high performing teams. Continue reading →
In this guest blog post on BenLinders.com Andrew Mawson from Advanced Workplace Associates talks about their ongoing research on cognition. The aim of that research is to provide guidelines that help knowledge workers do the right things to maximise their cognitive performance. Continue reading →
In my workshops I often play the impediment game with teams. In that game team members discuss impediments that happen during Scrum sprints or Kanban flows, and decide how to deal with them and who should solve the impediment. The “who” is most often “any team member”. But in practice I see that teams struggle with impediments, and often expect the Scrum master or a manager to solve them. Let’s explore what can be done to have impediments solved by Scrum team members. Continue reading →
I have submitted several talks and workshops to the XP Days Benelux 2016 conference. This conference, which will be held November 24 – 25 in Heeze, the Netherlands, is looking for presenters that want to facilitate highly interactive sessions where everyone participates and learns from each other. Continue reading →
I’m giving two workshops on Agile Retrospectives and Value with Agile and Lean at the Agile Greece Summit 2016. Ticket sales has started, normal price for each workshop is €480. You get a discount if you also attend the Agile Greece Summit on September. All events take place in Athens, the beautiful capital of Greece. Continue reading →
The aim of agile retrospectives is to come up with improvement actions. Having too many actions from retrospectives makes it harder for teams to improve, it’s actually better to come up with less actions in stead of more in a retrospective. It’s quality over quantity for actions. Here’s some ideas on how to come up with less actions to get more done. Continue reading →
Ben Linders – Independent Consultant Agile, Lean, Quality, and Continuous Improvement
Ik help organisaties om effectiever software te ontwikkelen. Neem contact op voor mijn diensten.
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