Daily Rituals: How I Work

Recently I read the book ‘Daily Rituals: How Artists Work’. It describes the habits, schedules, and daily practices some famous artists use to get their work done. Although I definitely don’t consider myself an artist, it did offer me some inspiration for my own daily and weekly rituals. Finding the ideal balance between working effective […]

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How to Become a Great Scrum Master?

Congratulations on passing the Professional Scrum Master assessment! You have demonstrated a fundamental knowledge of the Professional Scrum Master role and the rules and principles of the Scrum framework as described in the Scrum guide. Every day this message pops up in multiple mailboxes congratulating new Scrum Masters with their certificate. They now have proven […]

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The Daily Goal

The daily scrum is the most used scrum meeting. This sounds obvious because it occurs every day. But it’s also the first practice organisations and teams apply when starting with scrum. Although the daily scrum is a very straightforward meeting with a clear structure and can be practiced daily, many teams fail to extract the […]

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A recovering command-and-control-aholic

Today I became painfully aware that my old behaviour as a traditional project manager still hasn’t left my system. Currently I’m assigned as an Agile Consultant for guiding an Agile transition at a financial product development agency. The primary goal is changing the mindset from task-driven towards value-driven, create alignment between the several teams and increase the ability […]

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Review: Agile Planet

Title: Agile Planet – A travel guide to the Agile universe Author: Fabian Schiller Published: 2014 Publisher: Leanpub The idea of Agile Planet is to be a travel guide to various Agile topics. The book is designed to be written and drawn incrementally. Starting out with a smaller set of topics (14 at this moment) […]

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Review: The Survival Guide for Brand New Scrum Masters

Author: Dave Rooney Published: 2014 Publisher: Leanpub Leanpub describes itself as the Lean Publishing company that empowers authors to self-publish in-progress and completed books. Authors can develop a community of readers during the writing process, gauging interest in their project and incorporating feedback from their readers. I’ve already gathered quite a few interesting quality books […]

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