Month: July 2017

Scrum Day Europe 2017 (Amsterdam)

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conferences
Scrum Day Europe 2017

Scrum Day Europe in Amsterdam wordt georganiseerd door scrum.org en Prowareness. Gunther Verheyen en Ken Schwaber initieerden het event in 2012. Anno 2017 op Scrum Day Europe wordt scrum.org vertegenwoordigd door Dave West (product owner bij scrum.org). De conferentie gaat door in het Pakhuis “De Zwijger” aan de kade. Het publiek bestaat vnl. Uit Nederlandse scrum.org  community leden, ik zelf een van de weinige (of enige) Belgische aanwezigen. Er was vooral een leuke sfeer, gezellige […]

Scrum Without Innovation Culture is a Car Going Nowhere

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agile

Great article on why approaches like Scrum and Lean startup are about innovation, and change the culture of an organisation towards innovation. The author advocates that Lean/Agile coaching should be mostly change management. It should be about creating a culture of continuous innovation. I couldn’t agree more! … if this explosion of Agile Coaches and Scrum Masters isn’t leading to a whole host of Scrum zombies, which will then lead to the conclusion in three […]

Scrum Master

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scrum
Scrum Master

“A good Scrum Master helps the team to solve their problems, helps them to reach the sprint goal.” “A great Scrum Master helps the team to solve the most crucial problems, creates an environment for the emerge of new practices and emerging knowledge.” Source: A Scrum Master’s Practical Toolbox Image: http://paulheidema.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Blog-graphic-scrum-master.png

Challenging Sprint Retrospectives

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continuous improvement / scrum

For the readers: A reference for organising retrospectives is the book “Agile Retrospectives – Making Good teams Great”, by Esther Derby & Diana Larsen. They describe the main steps of an agile retrospective. The prime directive of retrospectives has been formulated by Norman Kerth in his book “Project Retrospectives: A Handbook for Team Reviews”. “Regardless of what we discover, we understand and truly believe that everyone did the best job they could, given what they […]