The Journey Continuous

The Liberators As you might have noticed Christiaan and I started the company The Liberators. You can find all the details about our intentions in the blog post “The Liberators: Unleashing Organisational Superpowers“. The short version is that we aim to liberate individuals, teams, and organizations from de-humanizing and ineffective ways of organizing work by […]

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My Hope for the Future of Scrum

This week I got interviewed by Marcos Lopez at Agile-Lean Ireland in Dublin. Marcos offered me some interesting questions which gave me lot’s of food for thought. Below you’ll find an abstract of the interview. It’s also published on his website “agile from the street“. Many people know you from all your contributions to the […]

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Your Scrum Master Journey @KPN iTV

This week Christiaan Verwijs and I facilitated a workshop at KPN iTV in which Scrum Masters could provide a pitch for participating in “Your Scrum Master Journey”. During a 2-hour session we invited everyone to create a journey line to share the ups-and-downs of their professional career. Inspired by the format “remember the future” we encouraged the […]

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A Retrospective at a Rapidly Growing Startup

Liberating Structures are 33 easy-to-apply structures for interaction in groups of any size. They enhance relational coordination and trust, foster lively participation and give everyone the opportunity to work at the top of their intelligence. What’s more, you can easily create strings of Liberating Structures to achieve some greater purpose. In this post we share […]

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Lessons learned from organizing a Liberating Structures Immersion Workshop (Amsterdam)

Wow, last week was an amazing week! A rollercoaster of experiences. Together with Christiaan Verwijs, Coen Brouwer and Ruben Klerkx, we organized and hosted a Liberating Structures Immersion Workshop in Amsterdam. Supported by founder Keith McCandless and pioneer Fisher Qua, we explored over 20 Liberating Structures and how they replace those dreaded meetings, 1-hour presentations, and open brainstorms. In this post, […]

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The GameStorm Retrospective

GameStorm is a technique for brainstorming developed by Bart Hufen from BrandNewGame. It uses gamification to identify areas for improvement and to make their impact transparent. We have adapted it for use in Sprint Retrospectives to support continuous improvement in teams. This format is excellent for a series of Sprint Retrospectives focused around a recurring challenge and makes […]

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Myth 12: The Sprint Review is a Demo

Scrum is intended as a simple, yet sufficient framework for complex product delivery. Scrum is not a one-size-fits-all solution, a silver bullet or a complete methodology. Instead, Scrum provides the minimal boundaries within which teams can self-organize to solve a complex problem using an empirical approach. This simplicity is its greatest strength, but also the […]

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