Livres français sur l’Agilité

  • April 15, 2016

Five great French books on agile have bundled up on Leanpub and are now offered for a significantly reduced price. Together these books provide insight into agile retrospectives, coaching, managing requirements in agile, and programming by kids. Take a look at Livres français sur l’Agilité.

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Workshop Increasing Organizational Agility with Retrospectives at AgileEE (Kiev)

  • April 12, 2016

In this workshop you will learn how to scale agile retrospectives, doing them with multiple teams from a project, product or organization, practice facilitation skills with different retrospective exercises, and learn how you can introduce and improve retrospectives. You will also learn to do agile self-assessments and readiness checks and to design and facilitate retrospectives that help organizations to increase their agility.

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Doing a retrospective when you can’t get the team to meet?

  • March 29, 2016

Over the years I've had some situations where I couldn't get a team to come together in a retrospective to meet and reflect on the sprint. I've seen two different kinds of reasons for this. One was that a team wasn't convinced that agile was suitable for them, so they questioned doing agile retrospectives. The other situation was that the team believed in agile and Scrum and wanted to do a retrospective, but was looking for an alternative solution where they would not have to meet physically. Something that also a dispersed team would consider when travelling isn't an option. Let's explore how you can recognize these situations and deal with them.

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Why Scrum masters shouldn’t be the one solving all impediments

  • March 21, 2016

Who should be handling and solving impediments? Should it be the Scrum master? The team as a whole! Their agile coach? I prefer that team members recognize and solve impediments themselves. For most of them they don't need a Scrum master or coach. So if they see a problem, I expect team members to take action and solve it.

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7 Retrospective Facilitation Good Practices

  • March 1, 2016

Agile teams use retrospectives to reflect, learn, and adapt their way of working. Facilitating retrospectives matters, it's important to have a skilled facilitator to assure that retrospectives become effective. Let's explore 7 good practices and tips that facilitators can use to help teams to get more value out of their agile retrospectives.

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Leren en Continu Verbeteren in Agile

  • February 24, 2016

Het Agile Manifesto beschrijft dat teams frequent reflecteren om hun effectiviteit te verbeteren. Je kunt Agile Retrospectives gebruiken om te leren van hoe dingen nu gaan en de manier van werken in Agile-teams aan te passen om continu te verbeteren. Dit eerste artikel van een serie over agile retrospectives geeft een introductie in retrospectives en beschrijft hoe je kunt zorgen voor veiligheid zodat mensen open en eerlijk kunnen zijn.

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5 Tips to Keep Getting Value from Agile Retrospectives

  • January 21, 2016

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. 5 practical tips that will assure that you keep getting value from your agile retrospectives.

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