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How I transformed “multiple Scrum teams” into “multiple team Scrum”

10 april 2019

The difference between multiple scrum teams and that coordinate their activities into multiple team scrum.

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Why Isn’t Your Current Approach to Scaling Agile Working?

31 maart 2019

The paper ‘Why Isn’t Your Current Approach to Scaling Agile Working?” written by Cesario Ramos co-authors with Kurt Bittner was recently published on InfoQ. Having trouble scaling your agility? You’re not alone; even organizations who have agile success in isolated pockets have trouble scaling that agility to the broader organization. The challenges express themselves in […]

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Iterating towards Professional Scrum

4 maart 2019

The 2019 Scrum Master Trends Report by scrum.org and the State of Agile 2018 shows numbers that provide insight in the maturity of agile adoptions. More than 80% of the Scrum Masters (respondents) claim their organization is in or below a “still maturing” level. With Scrum being the industry standard (at least in Western Europe […]

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Why focus on Velocity inhibits Agility

15 februari 2019

In this article, I will discuss the dangerous dynamic that can arise when a Product Owner, Scrum Master, or the management of an organization focuses a Development Team on velocity. What does velocity refer to? The concept of velocity signifies: The speed at which a Development Team converts Product Backlog Items into a Product Increment […]

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Multi-team Backlog Refinement

11 februari 2019

In this little blog I share some tips for multi-team Product Backlog refinement. What is Product Backlog Refinement? Product Backlog Refinement (PBR) is an activity that Scrum Teams regularly do to clarify potential upcoming Product Backlog Items (PBI). In single team Scrum, typically the Scrum Team gets together for one or more workshops during a […]

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Why you need only ONE Product Owner

10 december 2018

Scrum prescribes one person in the role of Product Owner (PO). Not multiple people, not a committee, just one person: “The Product Owner is the sole person responsible for managing the Product Backlog.” (Scrum guide) And when multiple teams work on a single product, the Scrum Guide says: “Multiple Scrum Teams often work together on the […]

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LeSS Conference New York Panel Discussion on InfoQ

12 november 2018

LeSS Trainer panel discussion at the LeSS conference New York 2018, is publisched on InfoQ. The LeSS trainers answer various questions from the audiance, and ofcourse there is a joke from Craig, I got a chance to talk about Copy Paste Scaling too 🙂

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Defining Your Product for a LeSS Adoption

29 september 2018

In this blog I talk about how you could deal with the challenges of defining your product in a LeSS adoption. Why do you need to define your product? In a LeSS adoption you need to have a product definition, because your product definition determines what organisational elements (people; components; processes and systems) will be […]

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The Feature Team Adoption Map Explained

24 september 2018

When talking about LeSS adoptions, the Feature Team adoption map (FTAM) is often brought up as one of its powerful tools. Although FTAM is described in the LeSS book (1), and gets a great deal of attention in most LeSS practitioner classes, it plays a less important role in LeSS and LeSS Huge adoptions than […]

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Craig Larman & Cesario Ramos LeSS Recap Day Video’s

31 juli 2018

On July 10 we had our 5th LeSS Recap Day. This time it was in Amsterdam and we had Craig Larman as special guest. We started with a talk by Cesario Ramos. Cesario talked about some LeSS Huge experiments he has been working on the in the financial industry. Craig did a 90 min Q&S […]

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