Top 10 Agile Articles & Tools in 2017

2017 was a great year for sharing knowledge and experiences. Over the year I published 50 blog posts and updated and extended my existing agile and lean tools and introduced some new tools. Here are the articles and pages that received most visits in 2017.


From the articles that I published in 2017, these are the most popular ones:

  1. Your Agile Journey with the Backpacking Retrospective Exercise
  2. How to Write Effective User Stories
  3. Setting your Agile Course with the Sail Boat Futurespective
  4. Retrospective Actions: Start with Why
  5. Guest blog: Changing the organizational structure for agile
  6. Retrospectives beyond the team level
  7. Summary of The Great ScrumMaster in 15 Tweets
  8. Agile Practice: Visualization
  9. Practical and Personal Retrospective Actions
  10. Retrospective classic: Mad Sad Glad

I often use the backpacking retrospective exercise in my workshops and when I facilitate retrospectives. It’s great to see that so many readers also like this exercise, a well deserved first place in my 2017 top 10!

It’s also nice to see a guest post in the list of popular posts, apparently my readers also like to hear from others who share their experiences on my blog. If you like to join, here you can submit your guest post.


These are the most popular “tools” pages of all times, based on visits in 2017:

  1. Retrospective Exercises Toolbox
  2. Agile Self-assessments
  3. Getting Value out of Agile Retrospectives
  4. CMMI V1.3 Process Areas
  5. Agile & Lean Tools
  6. Agile/Scrum Certification
  7. My Publications
  8. Recommended Books by Ben Linders
  9. Agile Self-assessment Game
  10. Contact Ben Linders

My toolbox with retrospective exercises has been visited more than 50.000 times. It’s a great resource if you’re looking for ideas for your next agile retrospective.

The most popular tools page that I published in 2017 is the Agile Self-assessment Game. It has entered the top 10 in it’s first year and is now the 9th most read one – and it’s getting more views every day.

My contact page closes the top 10 of 2017. It’s not really an agile and lean tool, but it provides access to me, which includes all the articles and tools available on this website 🙂

Ben Linders

I help organizations with effective software development and management practices. Active member of several networks on Agile, Lean and Quality, and a frequent speaker and writer.

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