How Diversity Makes Retrospective Actions Stick

If you want your retrospectives to be valuable you have to make retrospective actions stick. Effective retrospectives have lasting impact in organizations, they lead to changed behavior that sticks without any reinforcement. Having a diverse and multidisciplinary team helps to make retrospective actions stick. More

Retrospective met de Agile Self-assessment Game

De Agile Self-assessment Game is een kaartspel wat teams kunnen gebruiken om hun agility te verhogen. Marijke Vandermaesen speelde het spel met haar team in een retrospective en stuurde mij haar ervaringen die ik graag deel met jullie. Haar conclusie: “de game is een goed format voor een retro voor teams die pas starten en zoeken naar praktijken om op te nemen of meer ervaren teams die goed op elkaar ingespeeld zijn en zoeken naar de laatste puntjes om op de i te zetten”. More

Guest blog: Help Scrum and Agile Teams Improve

Many agile coaches are looking for new innovative ways to help Scrum and Agile teams improve. They want to coach teams in a way that they can discover how they are doing and come up with ideas to become better and deliver more value to their customers and stakeholders. The Agile Self-Assessment Game is a tool that helps them to do that. Andreas Schliep, Executive Partner at DasScrumTeam AG shared his experiences playing this game. More

Guest blog: How to estimate for web development projects

If you offer web development services then you are aware of the challenges faced when trying to keep a project in scope. Here’s a guest blog with lots of ideas on how to estimate a web application project by Thanh Pham, CEO of a Vietnamese software development outsourcing company. More

Making a Business Case for Agile

Making a business case for agile starts by understanding what agile is about and considering how agile can help you. You have to define your own metrics and track them to see if agile is bringing you business value, and reflect on your agile journey to learn, and adopt. More

Guest blog: Changing the organizational structure for agile

Adopting agile ways of working often impacts the organizational structure. In this guest blog post Shibabrata Mondal explores the impact and provides suggestions for changing the organizational structure to accommodate for agile. He also touches on the role of the functional manager in agile. More

Summary of Agile Engagement in 15 Tweets

In the book Agile Engagement Santiago Jaramillo and Todd Richardson describe a framework that business leaders can use to improve engagement of the people working at their organization. They explain why employees can be disengaged and show how you can measure and drive engagement in organizations. More

How visualization helped a team to deliver more value

Priorities are essential if you want to quickly deliver value. But they only work if they are visible for the team and product owner to assure that they are aligned on what needs to be done. Here’s my story about how visualizing priorities helped a team to deliver more value. More

How to Write Effective User Stories

The ability to write effective user stories enables teams to delivering the right products fast. This post provides several checklists for writing effective user stories and features the perfection game, a technique for giving feedback and providing improvement suggestions to improve your user stories. More

Retrospectives beyond the team level

Nowadays most agile teams do retrospectives which help them to deal with difficult situations and improve their way of working. But teams don’t work in isolation, they interact with other teams and with their stakeholders to deliver value. Let’s explore how retrospectives beyond the team level can be used to improve collaboration. More

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    Ben Linders
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