8 Best Practices to Start a Scrum Project

Currently I’m writing a series of blog posts about the retrospective I facilitated during Scrum Day Europe. I’ll describe the strength of Scrum, experienced frustrations, small improvements and also what should be the focus the upcoming years. For the latter the participants suggested Scrum should focus on creating value-driven organizations. While doing some research on this idea I stumbled […]

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The Strength of Scrum

On July 7th the Scrum community gathered in Amsterdam (The Netherlands) for the 5th edition of Scrum Day Europe. This years theme was ‘the next iteration’. Therefore we looked back to see what Scrum brought us the last 20 years, but also looked forward into the future of Scrum. Naturally, the evaluation was done via […]

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Scrum Day London 2016

Yesterday the first edition of Scrum Day London took place. The edition where we celebrated the 21st birthday of Scrum. To start with the conclusion: it was great! In this blog post I’ll share my favourite quotes, some new developments and a question to think about. Writing this down helps me to revive the day again […]

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Characteristics of a Great Scrum Team

Scrum is a framework within which people can address complex problems, and productively and creatively develop products of the highest possible value. It’s a tool organisations can use increase their agility. Within Scrum self-organising, cross-functional, and highly productive teams do the work: creating valuable releasable increments. Hereby Scrum offers a framework that catalyses the teams […]

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Microsoft’s Agile Transformation Journey

This week Steve Denning published two great articles about Microsoft’s Agile transformation journey. Both stories contain lot’s of recognizable lessons learned. While studying both articles I simultaneously wrote down the highlights. I highly recommend reading the original articles, but these highlights might be useful if you’re looking for a quick overview. Article one: “Surprise: Microsoft is […]

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