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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 Paster 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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Scrum Master inflation Alert!

31 mei 2018

This article is directed to all who think that being a Scrum Master is inferior, and therefore think (ab)using the term “Agile Coach” is justified. Note. A serious warning before you read on: If you consider yourself to be an Agile Coach and you are not up to digesting some painful transparency about your role, […]

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From Sheep Dog to Lap Dog

3 januari 2018

Back in the early days of Scrum, the Scrum Master role was exciting. The days of the pigs & chickens, the days when being a Scrum Master was considered dangerous. In those times there was the saying a dead Scrum Master is a useless Scrum Master  And even today I still use that when selecting […]

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The LeSS Dynamics Game

23 september 2017

( a.k.a. The Waterfall Game) Goals of the game The goal of this game is to understand how organisational design using component teams leads to the waterfall and unnecessary complexity. In this game, you experience how a typical scaling approach I call “Copy Paste Scaling” results in not so good things in organisations.  Copy Paste […]

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How To Scale Scrum? …is The Wrong Question To Ask

8 juli 2017

Some companies develop 1 product with 10s to 100s of people using Scrum. And they do that without adding any roles, events or processes to Scrum. They can do this because they use an organisational design that optimises for the right goals. Design Goals An organisation has a design, just like a truck or a […]

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