It’s that time of the year! XP Days Benelux 2017 call for sessions is open till 1st of May 2017. XP Days Benelux 2017 will take place 30th of November and 1st of December in Elewijt Center. Go to the XP Days website to get to know all about the conference! XP Days is a two day conference on agile software development for and by practitioners.
Yes, “agile” is an umbrella term, the word was chosen by the signatories of the agile manifesto. Who-ever would be referring to the agile method, doesn’t understand what agile refers to. The existence of many agile methods, frameworks and approaches (no, Scrum is not the only agile method) for single teams and multiple teams illustrates the continuous journey of exploring and uncovering new and better ways of developing products. And that’s a good thing, isn’t it? […]
We are uncovering better ways of working in large enterprises by doing it and helping others do it. We value: Delighting Customers First over Shareholder Returns First Focusing on Delighting Customers First leads to Shareholder Returns Enterprise-Wide Agility over Agile for Software Development only Optimise for flow, learning and feedback along the whole value stream Empowered Product Teams over Command & Control Role based Work Passing Long live teams with high Alignment, Autonomy and Safety […]
Een belangrijk element in een continue verbeteringsproces is een continue cyclus van plannen, uitvoeren, verifiëren en bijstellen. De uitdaging is om deze cyclus herhaaldelijk te blijven uitvoeren, zodat de zin voor kwaliteitsverbetering een continue gegeven wordt. De indeling van deze stappen zijn de stappen zoals aanwezig in de wetenschappelijke methode: het formuleren van een hypothese, het uitvoeren van een experiment, en het evalueren van de resultaten (om de hypothese juist of fout te verklaren). Deze […]
Playing Lean is a business simulation, in the format of a board-game to learn about lean startup principles and practices. The following facilitator tips are based upon those experiences. Some of the tips are more advanced (meaning these take time to prepare). You might not agree with all recommendations, but hey it’s up to you to try 😉 (as an experiment)
The essentials of Agile software (product) development: Accept that you start not knowing the solution. Understanding is emergent. Take the following approach: Find out where you are Take a small step towards your goal (and if there are multiple choices here, take the path of least regret, or the one that makes future change easier) Adjust your understanding based on what you learned Repeat (Yes, that’s it). — by Pragmatic Dave
XP Days Benelux 2016 edition took place at Kapellerput (Eindhoven, The Netherlands). Next year edition – 2017 – will take place in Belgium (Elewijt Center, Zemst) We’ve enjoyed sessions such as: retrospectives with Lego Serious Play coaching stances 50 ideas for graphical facilitation How to create your own training games evening boards games Large-Scale transformation at BASE etc Photos of XP Days Benelux 2016, 24th & 25th of November, 2016, Heeze, The Netherlands.
Lean Kanban Benelux is part of the global conference series of events dedicated to the adoption of Modern Management Methods (Lean Kanban). At the event here were different speakers of the Lean Kanban community, including David J. Anderson (author of Kanban: Successful Evolutionary Change for Your Technology Business). With talks by Erik Jan Kaak and David J. Anderson, and interactive sessions on Playing Lean (Lean startup), Kanban Lego Game, Carban, Okaloa FlowLab Simulation).
Podcast with Alistair as part of the Manifesto Co-Author Review: http://podcast.agileuprising.com/manifesto-co-author-review-alistair-cockburn/
ABSTRACT. The stated, accepted philosophy for systems development is that the development process is a well understood approach that can be planned, estimated, and successfully completed. This has proven incorrect in practice. SCRUM assumes that the systems development process is an unpredictable, complicated process that can only be roughly described as an overall progression. SCRUM defines the systems development process as a loose set of activities that combines known, workable tools and techniques with the […]
Thierry De Pauw (@tdpauw) has a great presentation on the goal and meaning of continuous delivery. The essentials: Continuous Delivery is NOT just tooling. It is a mindset to adopt. It always is about the mindset and the principles. The goal of Continuous Delivery is to sustainably minimise the lead time to create positive business impact. Lead time as a metric (= The amount of time that elapses between when a process starts and when it is completed) Maximise […]
Quite often people struggle with giving and receiving feedback. The basic method to apply when expressing feedback is to separate feelings and needs from observations. This is a structured 4 step approach to express feedback in a non-violent way: 1. OBSERVATIONS = FACTS What I observe. "When I (see, hear) ... 2. FEELINGS = EFFECTS How I feel. "I feel ..." 3. NEEDS = MOTIVATION What I need or value. "... because I need/value ..." […]
Too much management in corporations, we crave true leadership. Identify great leaders Build and grow trust Embrace failure Create an environment Focus on what matters Atomise and keep things small Empower your teams Grow a strong culture Build it with your end users What would you add? Thanks to Bertrand Dour (presentation at Agile Tour Brussels 2016)