Selling or sharing

Agile, Lean, Kanban, SCRUM, Continuous delivery have become buzzwords in the last few years. As always, when there is value behind an idea, people jump on the bandwagon and advertise themselves as experts in those ideas. There are sales guys (no offence to people...

Yikes! Spikes!

I’ve started my first project as an SCRUM master / iteration manager. With the help of lot of experienced people I ran an inception workshop (read more in an upcoming article) and started the solution selection with the team. However we had a lot of tasks on our...

Meetups

While we have external Agile coaches at our company, I was curious what other companies and people do. With the company we visited REA Group and MYOB to learn about their Agile practices and transformation. As a private person I joined LinkedIn groups, purchased a few...

The twelve principles

There are lots of different Agile implementations and I quite often struggle with whom should I listen to. The simple method that I am trying to follow is to think about the Agile Manifesto’s twelve principle. If something is related to that 12 points,...

Agile: is it for projects only?

One of the earliest critique Agile being very good for projects, but not for BAU activities. How could a helpdesk be Agile or how could the server team work in an Agile way? I always worked in projects, so it was clear to me that Agile can be used effectively for...

Zillions of post-its

The company I work for invited external consultants to help us with our Agile transformation. There was a lot of noise, from the “why do we need consultants?” to “why do they put lots of post-its on the wall?”. The first jokes were about...