Month: August 2017



The most important objective of a sprint in Scrum is to deliver a DONE product increment – a piece of working software delivering value for the end-user. That is the goal today, and always has been the goal. In a context, in which multiple Scrum teams work on the same product, it’s the goal – and only goal –  to deliver each (and every) sprint an integrated product increment – so no UNDONE work left […]

Scrum – It is what it is.


And I don’t intend to say that with a negative perspective. Quite often people wonder why Scrum – a framework for complex product development – has the rules as described in the Scrum Guide. The authors of Scrum (Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland) say that the framework contains the roles, events, artifacts, and the rules that bind them together necessary to operate. Adding, changing or removing something will not make it Scrum anymore and a […]

Agile Transformation is a strategy, not a goal.


I came across an interesting article on InfoQ, it’s titled “Transforming from Projects to Products“. If you want deeper understanding on topics, InfoQ offers descent and great articles. So I’d like you (someone in any position who plans or is part of an “agile transformation” to read this). Excerpts of the article: The general understanding and perception of “Agile” or “agile” ” ‘Agile’ as we have come to know it whether we mean Scrum, Kanban, […]

Agile/lean podcasts!

agile / lean

Listening to podcasts Podcasts are a great way to learn and to listen in to conversations with people you’ve might have heard of, but you don’t really know who they are. Podcasts are a tremendous source to learn about new topics – virtually anything! I’ve been listening to podcasts for a while, mainly topics relevant to my professional occupation – but there are many many podcasts out there! I listen to podcast when commuting to […]

Joy at Work, how to lead


When given the opportunity to use our ability to reason, make decisions, and take responsibility for our actions, we experience joy at work. The purpose of business is not to maximize profits for shareholders but to steward our resources to serve the world in an economically sustainable way. Attempt to create the most fun workplace in the history of the world. Eliminate management, organization charts, job descriptions, and hourly wages. Fairness means treating everybody differently. […]

Zelfsturing, heelheid en een evolutief doel


Agile? Overgenomen van: Hadrian’s Agile Wall #Agile, #Holacracy, #Sociocracy, #Teal en #Cyan Organisaties Wanneer we het Agile Manifesto lezen herkennen we, weliswaar op een andere schaal (product teams in plaats van organisaties), veel van de principes die in het boek “Reinventing Organisaties” ook voorkomen: Zelfsturing: “Individuals and interactions over processes and tools” en we hoeven niet uit te leggen dat zelfsturende, liefst multi-functionele teams één van de fundamenten is van agile werken. Heelheid past ook volledig […]