To make Agile work organizations have to establish and develop self organizing teams. In many organizations, "command and control" management is a common practice when they start implementing agile practices. Coaching a team to become self organized can be a challenge for Scrum masters. Here are some tips for doing it.
The Leanpub bundle Agile Retrospectives offers four successful books on retrospectives with a significant discount. These books will help you to do amazing and effective agile retrospectives that teams love.
Teams can improve their way of working by exploring their strengths using a core qualities exercise in their agile retrospectives. The exercise described in this blog post, which is based on ideas from positive psychology and Solution Focused, helps team to become even better in things that they are great at. It enables them to deliver more value to their customers and stakeholders.
Luis Gonçalves (co-author of our book Getting Value out of Agile Retrospectives) has invited me to his Scrum webinar series. I will be talking about deploying agile practices effectively, continuous improvement, agile retrospectives and much more.
I will be giving two workshops at the Agile Greece Summit in September, on Valuable Agile Retrospectives and Getting More out of Agile and Lean. There are still some tickets available, book your seat now!
When a client asks for a training session, most often the full content of the training is discussed and defined up front. With one client that wanted a week of training I took a different approach. The client an I used a backlog to prioritize training sessions and workshops. We only planned the first days, and reflected and adjusted the training every day of the week. This is a story of how I collaborated with a client in an agile way to ensure that they would get the biggest possible benefit out of a training week that I delivered to them.
The book Wartościowe Retrospekcje Agile has been released on Leanpub. This is the 8th translated edition of the successful book Getting Value out of Agile Retrospectives.
Agile verandertrajecten worden veelal top down uitgevoerd in organisaties. Zulke trajecten kosten veel tijd en energie van het management en de medewerkers, duren lang, en leveren vaak niet de verwachte voordelen op: de organisatie wordt er niet echt agile van. Een bottom up aanpak, gedreven vanuit de medewerkers, kan ervoor zorgen dat een organisatie sneller en blijvend hun agility verhoogt.
The Belarusian and Russian translations have been added to the blog post Retrospective Prime Directive in many languages. This post now contains 11 translations of this important statement that is used in Agile Retrospectives all over the world.
Door Ben Linders Publishing Belgium worden de Nederlandstalige en Franstalige paperback editie van het succesvolle boek met oefeningen voor Agile Retrospectives in België op bol.com verkocht. In Nederland worden ze verkocht door Ben Linders Publishing.
The Scrum Alliance has published the 2015 State of Scrum Report. You can download the full report from the Scrum Alliance website.
On October 22 I will do a full day workshop Valuable Agile Retrospectives at Agile Tour London. For registration please see the Agile Tour London training page.