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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…


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…