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  • Escaping Method Prison

    by Ivar Jacobson Roly Stimson on  Jun 21, 2017 1

    Methods are our best tool to get great software. But today they put us in method prisons with method wars, reliance on gurus and swings from method to method. How foolish is this? It needs to be stopped. The new Essence standard efficiently stops that path. And, teams get better methods, selected from a practice library and support in their daily work. Executives get forever learning org’s.

  • Q&A on the Book Agendashift Part I

    by Ben Linders on  May 16, 2017

    In the book Agendashift, Mike Burrows describes an inclusive, non-prescriptive, values-based, and outcome-centric approach to continuous transformation. He explores several lean and agile techniques that can be used in workshops and coaching to do lasting change.

  • Q&A on Doing It - Management 3.0 Experiences

    by Ben Linders on  May 08, 2017

    In the book Doing It - Management 3.0 Experiences, Ralph van Roosmalen shares his experiences from using Management 3.0 as a manager and as a coach. He explores how he experimented with ideas and practices like moving motivators and kudo cards from Jurgen Appelo’s book Managing for Happiness to find out what drives people, help them to become happier at work, and empower self-organizing teams.

Book Q&A on Product Mastery

Posted by Ben Linders on  Mar 26, 2017

In his new book Product Mastery Geoff Watts, Scrum and leadership coach, explores what he calls “the difference between good and great product ownership”.

Teams and the Way They Work

Posted by Simon Reindl on  Mar 18, 2017

What does a team look like, and what do they have to help them be a successful team? This article discusses some of the tools and techniques that teams use to become and maintain team effectiveness.

The Triangle of Self Organization

Posted by Andy Brandt on  Mar 06, 2017

The Triangle of Self Organization identifies three essential components needed to guide the process and shows how to choose them consciously to successfully use self-organization as a management tool.

Q&A on Large-Scale Scrum: More with LeSS

Posted by Ben Linders on  Mar 04, 2017

The book More with LeSS by Craig Larman and Bas Vodde provides practices to create simpler and more flexible organizations, applying Scrum with many teams working on one product. 1

Doing Scrum with Multiple Teams: Comparing Scaling Frameworks

Posted by Tomas Björkholm Hans Brattberg Jan Grape on  Feb 24, 2017

To kick-start your implementation of scaled Agile you can use LeSS, SAFe or Scrum@Scale as a starting point. In this article we compare these frameworks to help you choose what fits you best. 4

Product Owner Raison d'Etre in an Agile Team

Posted by Adam Pahlevi on  Feb 05, 2017

As competition gets tough and the rate of change is increasing, a good product owner is crucial to a whole, undivided concept of being successful in the market. What constitutes a good product owner? 2

Q&A on The Great ScrumMaster

Posted by Ben Linders on  Feb 03, 2017

The Great ScrumMaster explores the ScrumMaster role and provides solutions for dealing with everyday and difficult situations. 3

Q&A on the Book Soul-Centered Leadership

Posted by Ben Linders on  Jan 21, 2017

The book Soul-Centered Leadership provides ideas and exercises for developing skills to lead people while being in touch with your soul, based on emotional intelligence, psychology, and spirituality.

Adding Purpose to Scrum with Holacracy

Posted by Ben Linders on  Jan 09, 2017

Holacracy can be a complete replacement for the traditional management hierarchy and can significantly increase motivation and productivity in organizations working with Scrum.

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