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Story points – a tool for better planning

Traditional exhaustive estimation sessions are on the rebound within development teams. They have started adopting relative measures, known as Story Points, in order to become more effective in the estimation session and more precise in…


SAFety goggles

Many experts have previously written about the challenges seen in the market when scaling agile using official frameworks. Doing a simple job search online, I find a steady increase in the number of postings for…


Transparent operation and service management

Kanban has proven to be a valuable tool for introducing and performing operations management in self-organizing service, development and maintenance teams throughout many organizations The history of operations management started over 7,000 years ago. In…


Work smarter, not faster

Transforming an organisation from taylorism into teams is always an exciting challenge. As an agile coach you might have a mental blue print or model of where you want to end up and how you…


Design for stable teams, ok?!

Introducing the concept of stable delivery teams in an organisation can be hard. Especially if the concept is new to both employees and management. Creating the team structure and getting buyin for the change might…


Scaling with Scrum and Shape Up

I was recently involved in a scaling exercise where the current setup of two experienced teams were to evolve into three. At the same time the goal was to increase autonomy and empower the development…




Organizational retrospective

Once an organization have existed for a longer period (6-12 months) it may prove valuable to stop and perform an organizational retrospective, i.e. take a holistic approach to the good and bad things occurring daily….