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Scrum Patterns talk by Cesario Ramos

17 May 2019

At Agile Days Istanbul 2019, Cesario Ramos gave a talk and small workshop on Scrum Patterns. It is based on the upcoming book A Scrum Book which I co-authored.

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A Scrum Book

A Scrum Book: The Spirit of Scrum is released

26 April 2019

After 9 years of hard work, we finally have the beta release of our book – A Scrum Book: The Spririt of the Game. Final publication will be in a few months, but the digital version is already available. In October Cesario Ramos & James Coplien will provide a special 2 day training about the […]

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

31 March 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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Why focus on Velocity inhibits Agility

15 February 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 February 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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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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Craig Larman & Cesario Ramos LeSS Recap Day Video’s

31 July 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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From Sheep Dog to Lap Dog

3 January 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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