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Making Nexus work

I have been involved in a series of experiments and most recently a large scale initiative with Nexus as the backbone. Nexus is a scaling framework for enabling multiple Scrum teams to work together. It…


Feature Toggles

Back in 2007 I wrote an article on how to prepare your code for refactoring without tampering with legacy code that needs to remain intact. Recently I have found that this design pattern may be useful for…


Experimenting with Nexus

Scaled agile and frameworks for managing Scrum across multiple teams have been trending for the past couple of years. Some of them with more adminitrative overhead than others. At Bankdata I am involved in an…


Building great teams

Last year I worked with Danske Bank shaping a workshop building a Team House focusing on building great – high performing – teams. The workshop establishes a team house based on the purpose, principles, values…


What happens after Scrum?

  At Scrumday 2017 held in Simcorp I presented parts of the work that I have been involved in and the thoughts that follows an agile transformation. On a personal level – the journey with…


FAPOITA – scaling agile at Bankdata

Since 2015 Bankdata has been subject to one of the largest agile transformations in the history of Danish software industry. Over a period of 1.5 years we have adopted Scrum in over 100 teams and…


Self-organization of teams

I was recently part of a very exciting process: starting a set of new Scrum teams using self-organization in Bankdata. It was an idea spawned back when working at Danske Bank inspired by thoughts from…


Agile caveats

Working with a wide range of teams adopting agile, I’ve looked into what are the common pitfalls or caveats for a coach when starting up. The information I present here is mainly gathered from system…


Kanban from different perspectives

To put it short – Kanban is a way of visualizing pending work, work in progress, prioritization and status of work tasks.  The process for each work task is normally illustrated by having vertical separators…


History of Kanban

Kanban, as we know it in Software Development and LEAN terminology, originates from the Toyota Production System and was developed by Taiichi Ohno to improve and maintain a high level of production. The word Kanban…