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Do not provide the answer before knowing the question

22 februari 2017

I was talking to a company that is implementing the Spotify model and needed some help. They wanted to know the difference between LeSS and their Spotify model. We first discussed what LeSS is. I told them that LeSS is an organisational design that optimises for shortest lead time, flexibility and learning. What single team Scrum does […]

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Designing the LeSS Conference

3 december 2016

The first ever LeSS conference was held in Amsterdam on August 30 and 31. An amazing 186 participants from Australia, Japan, the USA, Finland, Singapore, Switzerland and many more joined us for 2 days of sharing, learning and self-management.  We, the organisers, did not want it to be a commercial conference, in the sense that […]

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More With LeSS: An Interview with Cesario Ramos

3 december 2016

Patrick Kasper from ti&m interviewed Cesario Ramos on Large Scale Scrum (LeSS). In this interview Cesario answers some common questions that people have about LeSS. Like for example “The slogan of LeSS is: “more with LeSS” – what does this mean?”. The original results of this interview can be found here.  You can find a copy […]

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Agile Adoption Canvas

17 juni 2016

In this little blog I want to share a simple canvas that I use to kick-off agile adoption and answer the following questions: How to co-create an Agile adoption plan with clients? How to get started with an Agile adoption? How to ensure progress during the adoption? Where to start A way to start an adoption is […]

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Common Mistakes when Scaling Scrum

7 juni 2016

These days scaling Scrum is a hot topic. How can I use Scrum to deliver a big product with multiple teams? The most common approach I see at my customers is scaling Scrum by adding more Scrum teams with a Product Owner and Scrum Master per team. Scaling using Copy-Paste Scaling is about increasing in […]

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Scale Your Product NOT Your Scrum

9 maart 2016

Scaling Scrum & Agile has become a very popular topic over the last ten years. You can tell by the number of papers, talks, trainings and certification programs around it. Agile has become its own industry, as more and more enterprises want the benefits that Agile can promise. Over the last twenty years we have […]

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Déjà vu What is a good sprint plan?

16 januari 2016

I observed a Sprint Planning meeting the other day where people wanted to reuse the task stickies from other sprints as they claimed to be more or less the same in every sprint. It actually was a Déjà vu moment. While having lunch with a old friend he said the same issues came up in […]

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Retrospect to FAIL fast and OFTEN

16 januari 2016

Some teams steadily come to a state in which their retrospectives result in less and less improvements. They have been continuously improving in small steps and improved quite a bit since their start, but eventually they stopped learning. The thing is that you can learn from things you do right but you can also learn […]

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Coaching for personal change

11 januari 2016

Coaching works great for change. Coaching is asking the right questions. It is not about providing answers. Every time you provide an answer to a person or team you take away an opportunity for them to self-organize, grow and learn. You take away an opportunity for them to take ownership of the change and get […]

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Sprint Backlog

Multifunctional Learning & the reusable Sprint Backlog

2 oktober 2015

Have you ever seen a Sprint Backlog that can be reused across Sprints? I have! A reusable Sprint Backlog contains obvious tasks, for example tasks like ’write code’, ‘make test scripts’ , ‘execute test cases’ and so on. These tasks are too trivial to be useful and undermine one of the fundamentals of Scrum. Let […]

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