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Broad Product Definition

27 March 2020

In large setups, teams tend to work on just a part of the real product. The part—a narrow product definition– they are working on is often a component or a specific activity in the development process; it is not a product.

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Applying Scrum Patterns in Practice

15 January 2020

In my first article, I explained what Scrum Patterns are and why they could be useful for you in your transformation. The second article explained how to select the Scrum Patterns from the Pattern Languages.  In this 3rd article, I build on the previous two articles and give an example of how to use the two Pattern Languages to develop […]

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Improving Sprint Retrospective with Scrum Patterns

11 January 2020

When Scrum Teams discuss too many problems during the Retrospective they may lose focus. That results in shallow decisions that barely scratch the surface. Teams are disappointed and lose faith in the Sprint Retrospective. Let’s see how to improve the event with the Scrum Patterns. Too Many Improvements Uphold New Challenges I want to share […]

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Planning an Adoption with Scrum Patterns

11 January 2020

How to start an Agile transformation? What are the initial steps? In this article I explain how transformations could be planned using Scrum Patterns and systems thinking. Study Organizational Context Any collaboration with an enterprise starts with an immersion in organizational context using Gemba Walks and Go See approach. Observing how teams work, collaborate and […]

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How to select Scrum Patterns

4 January 2020

In my earlier article, I explained what Scrum Patterns are and why they could be useful for you in your transformation. In this blog, I discuss how to select and use the Scrum Patterns from the Pattern Languages. Scrum Pattern Languages The patterns in our book organized into two pattern languages that contain 94 patterns in […]

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Scrum Patterns – Putting Scrum into practice

19 December 2019

In 2017 I was talking to the head of the Agile Coach Group of a large bank. She asked me to come over to work with her and help to roll out their standard way of working across all branches in Europe. The idea was that they had invented the best way of working over […]

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Want to improve your practices?

11 December 2019

Practices are actions to deliberately get a certain result. Each practice has been developed to try to achieve a specific goal or mitigate a risk/problem, In software development, practices are used all the time. Some teams use Behavior Driven Development which helps to understand what to build, while others use Impact mapping to understand why […]

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Forze Hydrogen Electric Racing, the first hydrogen electric racing team in the world

7 November 2019

Dreamteam Forze was called to life in 2007 to bring a positive contribution to the sustainability of the mobility industry. With 50 passionate and talented students from Delft University of Technology, Forze built the first hydrogen electric race car in the world. The goal of this dream team is to promote the use of hydrogen […]

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Systems Thinking in organizational coaching

30 October 2019

In this article, we will be sharing an example of organizational coaching, in which we successfully applied the Systems Thinking approach. We were working with a service organization and found fundamental solutions to several chronic problems. We believe that effective organizational coaching is not possible without Systems Thinking. Why Systems Thinking Large organizations are complex […]

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LeSS adoption at a Large Dutch Bank

24 October 2019

This article is about how we improved on the Dutch Bank Spotify inspired model in a tribe. We work with over 20  teams on our Business Lending product. We develop our product across 3 sites, with dispersed teams. Each team contains business, IT and operations skills. In this configuration we deliver valuable product for our […]

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