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Agile is about Business

I have had a long discussion with my colleagues about team level practices vs. enterprise level lean. We have now practiced and lived almost two Years of Scrum, Kanban, Scrumban, Scrumbut and other Agile related practices in different teams and … Continue reading

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Self-steering Hybrid Organization

We have seen many times in the past that even under the pressure of delayed project people refuse to take short-cuts in their work. They are obsessed with the quality of their work. Still you get 13,4 million hits for … Continue reading

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A poor craftsman blames his tools

They say that “a poor craftsman blames his tools” That is well said but in an enterprise the craftsmen usually have not had any control of their tools and via this mechanism they are by nature not even interested in … Continue reading

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Retrospectives vs PDCA

Retrospectives are good. We all agree on that. Scrum emphasizes retro as the main source of Continuous learning and improvement. Prime Directive on Retrospectives states: “Regardless of what we discover, we understand and truly believe that everyone did the best … Continue reading

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Acceptance Criteria and Definition of Done

In order to improve continuously cross-functional teams are encouraged to expand their Definition of Done constantly. It is true that often in large-scale product development competence requirements, test environment costs and many other restrictions could (in practice) make this expansion … Continue reading

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Passion

This post is an edited version from previously published writing in my old blog. Lately in our organization we have been thinking and talking a lot about motivation. Dan Pink`s top seller ´Drive´deals a lot with intrinsic motivation and I … Continue reading

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ScrumMasters and Change

Some Faulty or incomplete claims we want to challenge ScrumMasters are THE change agents in Agile Transformation. True and False. ScM`s do invaluable work on team level. Some ScrumMasters are also able to have organizational impact and right connections. But … Continue reading

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Continuous Integration Developer practice / Development practice part 2

Now that we covered the developer practice (at least to some extent) in the first part we can now take a look into the large-scale view of Continuous Integration. As a developer practice CI does have clear benefits but those … Continue reading

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Agile Test Strategy and Structure

Agile and Lean thinking changed the way we develop software. That’s for sure. But I think it didn’t change the way we implement software so much that it changed the world around it. For example testing. There’s a lot of … Continue reading

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Continuous Integration Developer practice / Development practice part 1

Developer practice vs development practice part 1 Alan Shalloway tweeted “if you want to learn how to become agile at the team level, you still want to consider how the team fits in the bigger picture” and this tweet gave … Continue reading

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