Building a Relationship with People in Remote Teams

Working with remote teams is becoming a common thing. Where there are clear advantages to this it also has its challenges. One of them is building a relationship with people in remote teams, which is very important to make it work. Here are some ideas how you can do this.

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Going Down Under: Workshops in Melbourne, Australia

In February 2016 I will be giving three workshops in Melbourne Australia, one on continuous improvement and two on agile retrospectives. The workshop are organized by Elabor8 who invited me to come to Australia: We are extremely excited to have Ben Linders over from Europe for a series of workshops in February. Ben is the co-author of "Getting Value out of Agile Retrospectives"and is a regular keynote conference speaker (including Agile Greece Summit 2015 and QCon Beijing 2015). I will give the following workshops: Getting More out of Agile and Lean on Tuesday February 16 Valuable Agile Retrospectives (beginners) on Thursday February 18 Valuable Agile Retrospectives (advanced) on Friday February 19 The workshops are held in the Elabor8 offices at 455 Bourke Street. Level 7 , Melbourne, VIC 3000 AU, Australia. Ticket sale has started, you can register yourself at the Elabor8 Eventbrite events page.  

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Do you rotate Scrum masters in teams?

Do you have the same person acting as a Scrum master for every iteration in your team(s)? Or do different team members take the role on turns? I'd like to hear how you do it, what works for you, and why.

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Zelf-organiserende teams met Dienend Leiderschap

Binnen Agile en Lean software ontwikkeling speelt dienend leiderschap een belangrijke rol. Zelf-organiserende teams kennen een scrum master die als een dienend leider het team begeleidt en ondersteund. Vanuit deze achtergrond heb ik het boek Dienend Leiderschap van Henk Jan Kamsteeg gelezen. Het heeft mij enkele nieuwe inzichten gegeven en gestimuleerd om mij verder te verdiepen in het onderwerp.

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Wat brengt 2014 ons? Agile en Lean!

Een nieuw jaar is begonnen. 2013 was een jaar met mooie resultaten met Agile, verbetering, workshops, advies en de publicatie van mijn 1e boek over retrospectives. Wat gaat 2014 ons brengen? Voorspellen is lastig, vooral als het om de toekomst gaat :-) Daarom geen voorspellingen, we gaan het gewoon doen: Meer resultaten met Agile en Lean!

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The Way I Develop my Agile Coaching Skills

Good coaching addresses the challenges many organizations face when adopting Agile ways of working, including Scrum implementation. Let's explore why you would need coaching and what it can accomplish, and what you can do to develop agile coaching in your organization. As an example, I will share how I have developed my coaching skills during the years.

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Short Cycled Improvement: Observe and Change

To do small changes, or to get an improvement journey started in an organization, I use a short cycled "observe and change" approach, that consists of a couple of hours of observation with a 1 page feedback and change advice.

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