Becoming Agile, in an Agile Way

  • Post published:October 3, 2013

Software development organizations need to become more agile and lean, to deliver products that satisfy the needs of their customers. An agile approach where you change your way of working in small directed steps is often the most effective way to implement agile. Are you ready to go on an Agile trip?

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Hoe Haal Je Waarde Uit Kennisdeling?

  • Post published:September 25, 2013

We moeten onze kennis beter gaan delen, vaker leren van elkaar hoe je dingen kunt doen, hoe het beter kan. Kennis delen en toepassen, wielen (her)gebruiken om ermee te gaan rijden. Ben je benieuwd hoe je dat kunt doen?

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Asking why?

  • Post published:September 12, 2013

Another technique for Getting Value out of Agile Retrospectives is "Asking Why?". "Why" is one of the most valuable question that I use in retrospectives. It gives insight in peoples behavior and their feelings and motives that drive them, helps to find root causes of problems, and reveal the strengths that people have. And helps teams to see common goals, and find ways to collaboratively reach them.

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Using Solution Focused in a Strengths Based Retrospective

  • Post published:August 15, 2013

How can you become an excellent team that is able to deliver and exceed customer expectations? By continuously becoming better in the things that you are doing great, using a strengths based retrospective. This technique helps teams to improve themselves by focusing on their personal and team strengths.

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Retrospective Benefits: Power to the Team

  • Post published:August 13, 2013

The 2nd blog in the series "Retrospective Benefits" explains how team benefit from retrospectives by finding those improvement actions that matter to them, and help them to do their work better. Agile retrospectives give the power to the team, where it belongs!

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Getting to the Root Causes of Problems in a Retrospective: five times why exercise

  • Post published:August 9, 2013

When you have problems that keep coming back in your sprints, you can try the five times why technique. It helps you to get to the root causes of the problems, and to define effective actions that prevent them from happening in future sprints. This is one of the retrospective technique that will be included in the Pocket Book on Agile Retrospectives, your feedback can help us to improve it!

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Coming up: A Pocket Book on Agile Retrospectives

  • Post published:August 8, 2013

Together with Luis Gonçalves I am writing a pocket book about "Getting Value out of Agile Retrospectives".We value your feedback, so please let us know what you think of our initiative, our previously published blogs and which topics you would like to have covered in the pocket book?

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Feelings Matter in Agile Retrospectives: one-word exercise

  • Post published:July 31, 2013

A 1 word retrospective is a technique that helps if a team is struggling with the way they collaborate, or if there are issues which are not dealt with. All team members state in 1 word how they feel about the sprint, and a discussion is facilitated. It is an effective way for the team to discuss what is hampering them, and agree on how to deal with it and get it out of the way.

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Retrospective Benefits: Actions by the Team

  • Post published:July 5, 2013

Retrospectives bring benefits to Agile teams, they help them to improve and deliver value to their customers and the company. This first article in the series Retrospective Benefits explores how you can benefit from retrospectives, by getting improvement actions that will be done by the agile team.

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How I Started with Agile Retrospectives

  • Post published:June 4, 2013

At the start of the 21th century I did my first agile retrospectives. I started with retrospectives to help a project to improve along the way, so that we could reap the benefits during the project, and benefits. My aim then and now: To enable teams and the whole organization to improve continuously.

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