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History of “agile”

The term “agile” is a widely used term both in the real world and in software development. But what does it actually mean? Let’s dig in: According to the Merriam-Webster’s thesauraus the word “agile” means…


What Defines a Great Team?

In training sessions, we normally focus on the team in a single separate session over multiday courses. This is not enough for anyone to get deep insights into the theory and practice of improving teams….


Treat your team like a horse

I was born and raised on a horse farm in the central part of Denmark. From early on I was introduced to working with and handling sport horses. A horse is, by nature, an animal…


Doing Scrum or being agile?

Did you know that it is possible to perform Scrum without being Agile – and being Agile is not about following Scrum?I recently participated in a discussion about the differences between the two concepts: Agile…


Importance of retrospectives

Whew, we are busy at work. The summer holidays are approaching for most and all tasks must be closed or transferred before the office will be empty. I personally have been buried in Lean consulting…


Maximize value of retrospectives

Are you getting enough value from your periodical retrospectives? Are you stuck with the same agenda resulting in the same, ongoing, discussion from meeting to meeting? Retrospectives are the corner stone of any team adopting…


Breaking agile: Retrospective meetings

In my daily work as an agile coach i have observed a wide range of wisdom pearls that all contribute to the break down of the agile mindset. Read this and the following blog entries…


Breaking agile: Sprint planning

In my daily work as an agile coach i have observed a wide range of wisdom pearls that all contribute to the break down of the agile mindset. Read this and the following blog entries…


Breaking agile: Daily standup

In my daily work as an agile coach i have observed a wide range of wisdom pearls that all contribute to the break down of the agile mindset. Read this and the following blog entries…


Sprint planning framework

In the following I’ll describe a way of adopting story points and also how to put them into a context that have been tried in “real life”. The framework is very generic and should be…