Agile, Uncategorized | 21st November 2019

Agile Metrics Survey 2020

TL; DR: The Agile Metrics Survey 2020 Let’s stop guessing and start crowdsourcing data and information on this critical topic: Who is using what metrics under which context to what… Read more

Agile | 11th November 2019

15 Sprint Review Anti-Patterns Holding Back Scrum Teams

TL; DR: 15 Sprint Review Anti-Patterns Are we still on the right track? Answering this question in a collaborative effort of the Scrum Team as well as internal (and external)… Read more

Agile | 29th October 2019

Daily Scrum Anti-Patterns: 20 Ways to Improve

TL; DR: 20 Daily Scrum Anti-Patterns In my experience, the Daily Scrum is the Scrum event with the highest anti-pattern density among all events. Learn more about the Daily Scrum… Read more

Agile | 20th October 2019

Liberating Structures for Scrum (5): Strategy

TL; DR: The Liberating Structures Strategy Meetup During this Liberating Structures strategy for Scrum meetup we addressed dealing with uncertainty — a particularly useful skill in highly competitive markets. Learn… Read more

Agile | 7th October 2019

Faking Agile Metrics or Cooking the Agile Books

TL; DR: Faking Agile Metrics — An Eye-Opening Exercise Imagine you’re a Scrum Master and the line manager of your team believes that the best sign for a successful agile… Read more

Agile | 29th September 2019

The Agile Workspace: The Undervalued Success Factor

TL;DR: Agile Workspace Means Choice Among a Diversity of Spaces If you want your organization to become agile, adding more whiteboards to the workspace will not suffice. You have to… Read more

Agile | 24th September 2019

Scrum Master Engagement Patterns: The Development Team

TL; DR: Scrum Master Engagement Patterns Last year, I ran a (non-representative) survey on how Scrum Masters are allocating their time when working with a single Scrum Team. Much to… Read more

Agile | 10th September 2019

Hey Scrum Master — What Are You Doing all Day? [Survey Results]

TL;DR: Scrum Master Duties, Serving a Single Team Scrum Master Duties: supposedly, a great Scrum Master serves only one Scrum Team—that’s at least a popular narrative in the Scrum community…. Read more

Agile | 3rd September 2019

Scrum Accountability

TL; DR: Scrum Accountability ‘Autonomy without accountability equals anarchy’ summarizes an essential design element of any agile organization. Without these checks and balances in place any aspiration to transform an… Read more

Agile | 27th August 2019

The Meta-Retrospective — How to Get Customers and Stakeholders Onboard

TL; DR: The Meta-Retrospective A meta-retrospective is an excellent exercise to foster collaboration within the extended team, create a shared understanding of the big picture, and immediately create valuable action-items…. Read more

Agile | 19th August 2019

Liberating Structures for Scrum (4): The Daily Scrum

TL;DR: The Liberating Structures Daily Scrum Meetup This Liberating Structures for Scrum meetup addressed the Daily Scrum, particularly the notion that it is barely possible to create a Liberating Structure… Read more

Agile | 6th August 2019

Scrum First Principles — How to Elon Musk the Scrum Guide

TL; DR: Scrum First Principles Popularized by Elon Musk, utilizing first principles thinking to solve problems in an innovative, creative, and less biased way has proven popular in the tech… Read more

Agile | 26th July 2019

Liberating Structures for Scrum (3): The Product Backlog

TL;DR: The Liberating Structures Product Backlog Meetup The fourth Liberating Structures for Scrum meetup addressed the Product Backlog, more precisely the issues with Product Backlogs that subsequently cause Sprint Plannings… Read more

Agile | 22nd July 2019

The Scrum Guide Reordered

TL;DR: The Scrum Guide Reordered The Scrum Guide Reordered is based on about 90 percent of the text of the 2017 Scrum Guide, extending its original structure by adding additional… Read more

Agile, Training Classes | 10th July 2019

Liberating Structures 4 Scrum: Lessons from a One-Day Immersive Workshop

TL; DR: The Liberating Structures Immersive Workshop for Scrum Why running a Liberating Structures immersive workshop? Since the beginning of 2019, the Hands-on Agile meetup in Berlin has been exploring… Read more

Agile | 2nd July 2019

Agile Leadership — A Brief Overview of Concepts and Ideas

TL; DR: Agile Leadership I recently started aggregating my notes, links, and references related to agile leadership to understand better what it — in the context of an agile transition… Read more

Agile | 24th June 2019

28 Product Backlog Anti-Patterns

TL;DR: 28 Product Backlog Anti-Patterns Scrum is a simple, yet sufficient framework to build emerging products, provided you identify in advance what is worth building. But even after a successful… Read more

Agile | 17th June 2019

Scrum Master Problem Solving — The Survey Results

TL;DR: Scrum Master Problem Solving — The Survey Results Scrum Master Problem Solving: We all know it; changing the way we work is extremely difficult. It requires us to find… Read more

Agile | 8th June 2019

Liberating Structures for Scrum (2): The Sprint Planning

TL;DR: Liberating Structures for Scrum: The Sprint Planning The fourth Liberating Structures Scrum meetup addressed the Sprint Planning, more precisely the reasons why Sprint Plannings fail—despite all the efforts put… Read more

Agile | 21st April 2019

Liberating Structures for Scrum (1): The Sprint Retrospective

TL;DR: Liberating Structures for Scrum: The Sprint Retrospective Liberating Structures Sprint Retrospective: A few weeks ago, I started an event series with my Berlin-based Hands-on Agile Meetup group on how… Read more

Agile, Conferences | 15th December 2018

📅 Agile Camp Berlin 2019: April 26–27, 2019

Save the Date: Agile Camp Berlin 2019 The Agile Camp Berlin 2019 will happen from April 26 to April 27, 2019 and the Agile Camp Berlin 2019 venue will be… Read more

Agile | 24th August 2018

Agile Fluency™ Model

The Agile Fluency ™ Model by James Shore and Diana Larsen The Agile Fluency ™ model was developed by James Shore and Diana Larsen to guide teams new to agile… Read more