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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…


User stories does not work

People doing Scrum-like methods often decline the story point terminology due to “our requirements are not transformable into user stories because of…”-reasons. My typical response is to ask them “ok, but as long as you…


Agile manifesto and common sense?

Every time I perform a Kanban or Scrum training session, I introduce them to the agile manifesto. This has been defacto in the training material for a couple of years now, but lately I’ve been…


Making virtual teams work

Todays IT business involves a lot of distributed work, i.e. working in teams that are not located in the same world. This restriction puts a strain on the term “team” as the people interaction is…


5 minutes retrospective

Looking for a way to give your team a kick start at the retrospective meeting? Try having a 5 minutes retrospective – I’ll tell you how… Invite your team for the usual time slot allocated…


Plan for success

Do you plan for success when conducting sprint planning? In a misunderstood urge of striving for success many teams over commit when planning sprints. This can often be witnessed at sprint demos where many of…