Characteristics of an Agile Leader

Previous week Henrik Kniberg wrote two interesting articles: “What is an Agile Project Leader” and it’s follow-up “What is an Agile Leader“. The latter contained a description of the characteristics and responsibilities of an Agile Leader. I found it a useful source of inspiration whenever such a role becomes relevant. And given my role as an […]

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Scrum & BI – The Ideal Product Owner is a Leader

Taking the Stacey Matrix into account, Business Intelligence (BI) projects can be seen as complex, where the amount of unknown requirements and technologies exceeds the known. BI projects are complex due to fast changing information needs and priorities, existence of many users/customers, availability and quality of data, different systems to extract source data from, and continuously changing […]

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7 Agile Best Practices

Yesterday I stumbled upon a tweet by Esther Derby. In this tweet she shared 7 agile best practices. These practices are really spot on, it doesn’t have to be much more complicated. One of the practices is about doing experiments to move towards a more effective way of working and improved outcomes. Run experiments, examine […]

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Seeding and Cultivating Agile Champions

This morning I read the interesting article ‘The Agile Manager’s Practice: Seeding and Cultivating Agile Champions‘ by Michael Hamman. It describes how growing and cultivating Agile Champions is a key practice of designing the desired environments. Michael emphasizes that it’s about cultivating conditions in which agile practices can flourish. My intention was to share some of […]

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The #NoEstimates Movement

I’ve already read quite some of the articles published by Woody Zuill, Neil Killick and Vasco Duarte. A logical consequence is you’ll become familiar with the concept of #NoEstimates. #NoEstimates is a movement that encourages to build small chunks of work incrementally, leading as rapidly as possible to a desired shippable product, without spending endless […]

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How to Make the Whole Organisation Agile?

Last week Steve Denning published another great article on how to transform the organisation towards Agile. In this article he offers a very clear description between the differences between the role of the manager in an Agile and a traditional environment. He describes the five major shifts necessary for an organisation that wants to become Agile, and […]

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The Spotify Agile Manifesto

This morning I stumbled upon an already ‘old’ article by Joakim Sunden describing the Spotify Agile manifesto. They wrote their own manifesto because in their opinion the original Agile Manifesto wasn’t concrete enough, didn’t really paint an inspiring picture, and wasn’t specific enough to their context. Without judging this reasoning, I can appreciate the effort […]

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Build Your Own Scaling Framework

Being an Agile Coach & Trainer for Prowareness, I use different types of games, tools and practices every week during meetings, workshops and trainings. Some of these I’ve invented myself, but most already existed and have only been changed slightly to a format that suits me best. The upcoming period I want to share some […]

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