Category Archives: Change

One-on-Ones in Agile (Transitions)

Have you ever had regular One-on-Ones (“O3s”)? If not, I think you’re missing out. Mark Horstman and Mike Auzenne describe them as: 30 minute conversation every (other) week Between a manager and one of her team members. (Each team member gets … Continue reading

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Hyper-productive teams? Ruthlessly pruned backlog!

Most of the agile transitions I’ve had insight into were mandated by management. They were motivated by an ever-growing pile of requests that exceeds the developers’ capacity several times over. The tales of “hyper-productive teams” lead them to think Scrum … Continue reading

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Is Scrum a Shu-Stage of Agile?

In my filter bubble there is this trend of teams switching to Kanban after they’ve used Scrum for a while. Typically they had been successful with Scrum and switched to Kanban, when they felt they’d taken Scrum as far as … Continue reading

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Retrospective fatigue? How to increase follow-through on action items

The retrospective is my personal favorite among the Scrum meetings. Why? Even if there were no other meeting, role, or artefact, retrospectives enable you to invent everything else you need to improve. In theory at least. When I was just … Continue reading

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Want Change? Make “your” way the easiest way

If you want to establish new ways to do things (i.e. processes), make sure that this new way is the easiest route for people to reach their goal. If the old way is easier, the new one won’t ever be … Continue reading

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Tribal Leadership – The 1-Page Cheat Sheet

Behold, the 1-page cheat sheet for “Tribal Leadership”: Download as PDF Don’t need a fancy PDF, just text is enough? — Summary of leveling up a tribe — A TRIBE is a naturally ocurring group of 20-150 people, e.g. a … Continue reading

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Don’t keep stuck to your daily routine

There’s a certain type of quiet movie that I like a lot. It usually starts with a stranger entering a closed group, e.g. a village and the dynamics that enfold because of it. “The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the … Continue reading

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