Interview on Dutch TV

A couple of weeks ago I got interviewed for the Dutch TV program “Ondernemen Doen We Zo“. This is a program for the business domain mostly about entrepreneurship. In the 2-minute interview I briefly described what Agile is about and what to expect with the related Professional Scrum Master trainings. Frank Bossema is interviewed in […]

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The Story Slicing Workshop

Together with my colleague Barry Heins we facilitated a workshop to carve up some large sized Product Backlog items into thinly sliced User Stories. A short, useful hour of learning and fun that resulted in some tasty carpaccio’s! Why Story Slicing? We started the workshop by explaining why splitting user stories is important. The Elephant Carpaccio facilitation guide by Henrik […]

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Agile Coffee with Scrum Biscuits

Together with Scrum Master partners in crime Reinoud van Oirschot and Barry Heins we recently started the first wave of Scrum Bootcamps. Now, three Sprints into the four Sprints long Bootcamp, we can see the wheels starting to turn in the organisation. A multitude of stakeholders from directly affected departments to planning and control raise the […]

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30 Seconds: The Scrum Edition

Currently I’m helping an organisation with the adoption of the Scrum framework. It’s the intention to introduce the Scrum values, principles and practices and get 16 teams up-and-running. This isn’t done in a big-bang fashion but more by using a start small pattern. First start with three teams, get them successfully using the basics of Scrum and […]

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A Product Owner Self-Assessment

Previous week I facilitated the first day of a Product Owner workshop. During that day we focused mostly on the usage of Scrum from the perspective of the Product Owner. The Team Radar was used as a Retrospective format and this provided useful input for todays second part of the workshop. If you want to know how […]

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