The Agile Manifesto: Why Agile Makes Sense

  • Post published:April 21, 2021

In the second article in the series on the Agile Manifesto I show why agile makes sense. And I'll share the second block of six manifesto authors, showing how they inspired me and what I have learned from them.

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The Agile Manifesto: A new mindset

  • Post published:January 31, 2021

The first article in this series on the Manifesto for Agile Software Development explains how the agile manifesto gave visibility to a new mindset and explores how the alphabetically first six authors inspired me and what I learned from them.

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Sustainable Change: Willing to Change

  • Post published:December 17, 2020

In this third article in the series on sustainable change, my suggestion that we should stop trying to change organizations that aren't willing to change. Instead, let's give our energy to organizations that truly want to improve and help them succeed.

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Trust by Default

  • Post published:November 25, 2020

In this article, I will show how trust by default works for me and what benefits trusting people from the start has brought me. It's my piece of thought leadership on trust, and my way of doing penance for my agile sins from the past.

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Sustainable Change: Managing Change Initiatives with Kanban

  • Post published:October 21, 2020

In this second article in the series on sustainable change, I'll show how I've used a kanban-based approach to manage change initiatives. This resulted in a continuous flow of improvements that were absorbed by the organization, leading to lasting results.

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Sustainable change: Catching overload signals

  • Post published:August 8, 2020

How much change can your organization absorb? It's probably less than what you would expect or hope for. Let's stop overloading organizations with change, instead allow sustainable change to happen, and foster change instead of imposing it.

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Hoe agile zijn we?

  • Post published:June 26, 2020

Om maar met de deur in huis te vallen, agile is niet iets wat je bent of niet bent. Het is een continuüm. Ieder team, organisatie, is agile. De vraag is hoe agile je bent en waar meer agility tot betere resultaten kan leiden.

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Why my workshops come without certificates

  • Post published:May 19, 2020

You won't get an agile certificate from me if you attend one of my on-site or online workshops. Instead, you get the chance to try out many different practices and learn how to apply them to address the challenges that you need to deal with.

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Dos and don’ts of agile management

  • Post published:February 21, 2020

Managers can support agile teams by managing them in an agile way. Let's explore the dos and don'ts of agile management and learn how we can lead for self-organization.

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The Strengths of Agile Teams

  • Post published:January 7, 2020

The journey for agile teams to flourish and become effective can be challenging. This article explores what strengths agile teams can have and how to leverage these strengths.

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Retrospective Smells: Lack of Focus

  • Post published:December 30, 2019

In this fifth article in the series Retrospective Smells, I’ll explore what can cause a lack of focus in retrospectives and what you can do to solve it.

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Establishing Effective Agile Teams

  • Post published:November 6, 2019

The journey for agile teams to flourish and become effective can be challenging. This article explores what teams can do to become effective agile teams.

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