Posts tagged with: agile

Key take aways from The Principles of Product Development Flow

Recently I finally read one of the most important books regarding product development and economics The principles of product development flow by Donald G. Reinertsen. I can highly recommend reading that book as it explains the fundamentals of economics for...
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Insights from the Manage Agile 2016 in Berlin – Day 1

Today I joined my first manage agile conference in Berlin and would like to share with you some (sketch)notes  (I saw so many great sketchnotes today that I would not like to use that naming for my scribbles) and insights...
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Dynamic team setups presentation at Berlin Scrum Meetup

This week I had the opportunity to discuss the topic of dynamic team structures at the Berlin Scrum Meetup. Together with Jan Hegewald (Agil-gefuehrt) and Andreas Ulrich we first gave a presentation as an introduction to that topic and later on discussed...
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Impressions from Agile Barcamp | Leipzig #agileipzig 2016

With this post I share my impressions from the awesome Agile Barcamp|Leipzig (#agileipzig) 2016. First of all, thanks for the perfect organization making it the best impressions 2016 so far! Congratulations for hosting your first barcamp and making it a perfect...
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Dynamic team setups – armageddon and happy ending insights

In a previous post I already described the need for dynamic team setups. This time I’ll elaborate a bit more on that topic and share some insights from a great Club of Clubs session. First of all, lets have look...
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Why we need more dynamic team setups to foster motivation and self organization

With this post I explain my current opinion about team setups, aiming to create high performance teams and/or working with dynamic team setups. I try to answer the question: Is the focus to remain long running, stable teams to build...
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The value of diversity in teams – a great Berlin Scrum Meetup

Last night we hosted the Berlin Scrum Meetup at idealo and had an inspiring presentation about the value of teams diversity presented by Kristina Mueller and Petra Stuehler. With this post I’ll share some insights from that session. Update 01.05.2016 –...
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Learnings from Leading the Transformation – Applying Agile and DevOps principles at scale

Recently I read the interesting book – Leading the transformation – applying agile and DevOps principles at scale by Gary Gruver and Tommy Mouser. With this post I’ll summarize my insights and hope to inspire you to add it to...
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Will you try this fast group synchronization and replace your one on ones?

With this post I describe our newly introduced group synchronization – 8 on 8 – where all Agile Coaches synch together regarding their current situation and feelings. So far we used 1 on 1 sessions where every team member synced with...
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Tasks of an Agile Coach as poster – as promised in 2015

One year after describing the tasks of an agile coach via a whiteboard animation video you can now download your printable poster v ersion....
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Lazy team members … about social loafing and ways to prevent it in your teams

Some years ago I was presented with an interesting article describing the social loafing effect. Social loafing is the phenomenon of people exerting less effort to achieve a goal when they work in a group than when they work alone....
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Magical team size numbers – 2, 3, 5-7, 12, 50, 150, 1500 and how to avoid wasting everybody’s time

Helping and guiding teams to become highly successful is the focus of being an agile coach. I’m currently reading Team Genius: The New Science of High-Performing Organizations – an amazing book about important aspects to consider for teams. With this...
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Scrum 3.0 and Organization 4.0 – impressions from a great evening with Boris Gloger at ImmobilienScout24

Today I had the opportunity to join a great and inspiring presentation by Boris Gloger talking about Scrum 3.0 and organization 4.0 (thanks to Immobilienscout24 for hosting a great event). With this post I provide a short summary of my notes...
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Migrating legacy applications – 7 points for doing it the agile way (and avoid BIG BANG, intransparent approaches)

After spending some time rebuilding the main page for OnTheAgilePath (your feedback is highly appreciated) this weeks update is a short learning recap regarding migration projects. I just share some insights that might help you in your current project or upcoming ones...
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Agile Coaches Connected – 7 ways we share knowledge and learn together

This time I share insights from our team of Agile Coaches and explain the way we learn together, exchange information  and knowledge in 7 different formats. Have fun trying it in your environment too. #1 Agile daily (daily 15’) Lets...
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An example of a complete retrospective – Part I – the multitasking and team drawing version

Having hosted retrospective workshops and learned through many retrospective facilitations in various teams and environments I would like to start sharing some complete retrospective formats and provide comments what worked and what maybe did not work. Introduction How A brief...
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Scrumban including #NoEstimates and #NoSprints presented at the EDGE conference hosted by Netlight

What a great experience joining Netlight’s awesome EDGE conference . Networking, high communicative engagement and a joyful environment. Congratulations to Netlight for hosting a great event and making it a highlight for the presenters too. It was inspiring and challenging to prepare...
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Read the brilliant #NoEstimates book by Vasco Duarte – a must for being up to date regarding agility

Source:http://noestimatesbook.com/ This week I read Vasco Duarte’s brilliant new book about #NoEstimates and I just have to write a post advertising it. Finally there is a ground setting summary about the #NoEstimates movement and I can highly recommend reading it. For...
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5 must read books for agile coaches + 7 next books on my reading list

With this post I’ll share some of my recently read books, link to some of my summaries and provide an overview on upcoming ones. Maybe you can add your current favorites to help me discovering and filling my reading queue...
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Agile Metrics – Why, What to consider, Examples and a checklist for your metrics

With this post I share my slides about agile metrics that I presented originally at the Management 3.0 regular table in Munich. As I’m currently preparing a more detailed workshop about agile metrics I share parts of it during my...
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Scrumban [R]Evolution of Scrum – recorded presentation from the Berlin Scrum Meetup

Special thanks to my fellow team member Ludger Wagner for recording my provoking presentation about Scrum’s evolutionary next step ScrumBan, that I would like to share with you today (presentation slides and more information about the context of this presentation I...
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Discover Ideation … a highly motivating, engaging and enlightening way to innovate, build and enhance your product

Ideation, what a highly energizing experience during the last weeks. With this post I’ll summarize my insights and I hope to inspire you to try the same (and maybe share your insights too). Some years ago I watched this great...
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Advanced Moving Motivators sessions – don’t miss these 6 expert hints

With this post I describe some advanced topics to consider for your next Moving Motivator session.  If you’re not yet familiar with this great game – to discover your (teams) intrinsic motivators – please start with reading Playing Moving Motivators with Teams....
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Unleash predictability by using Actionable Agile Metrics (6 Key Learnings from Daniel S. Vacanti’s awesome book)

I just finished reading the awesome book Actionable Agile Metrics for Predictability by Daniel S. Vacanti. For me a must read to get a deep insight in metrics for agile environments. With this blog post I summarize my highlights and key learnings....
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The waste of the Definition of Done and Definition of Ready (…when not actively used in your daily work)

I guess your are already using a Definition of Ready (DOR) and a Definition of Done (DOD)?(If not – there are some hints at the end of this post 😉 Nicely printed DOD/DORs hanging on walls or hidden in Wiki...
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Are you still estimating, apply #NoEstimates and simplify your process – a practical guide

#NoEstimates – simplicity first WHY #NoEstimates instead of using story points or detailed time estimations? … Please check the great input by the #NoEstimates movement and the great new book on #NoEstimates by Vasco Duarte.  This post is a short summary how I introduced it....
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The waste of scaling – typical traps when scaling and hints to stay agile and people focussed

Scaling and staying agile is the real challenge many companies face currently. Having started with small agile cells that became successful it’s the next step to use it in many teams. Coupled with strong growth pressure, scaling can create a...
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Agility to replace the diluted term Agile

Agility A short summary of the great talk The Death of Agile | ThoughtWorks by Dave Thomas. What a great presentation – starting with the heavy monetization around the term Agile. “Create fear, make it sound difficult, bright and shiny and sell it...
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Learn how to read 48 books in one month + additional 14 book summaries for free

Agile is about being fast and flexible. I love reading books about AGILE and surrounding topics (motivation, management, happiness, nature,…) but always struggled reading a lot of text and having the need to condense relevant information afterwards. I guess you...
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Animated role overview Agile Coach/ScrumMaster (EN) – Whiteboard Animation Video

Based on the awesome list of 42 tasks for a ScrumMaster by Bernd Schiffer I created a Scribe with VideoScribe describing the role of an Agile Coach/ScrumMaster. Now the English Version is available too. Have fun watching it! Your feedback is highly appreciated. A german version...
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My summary of agile world #awrld2013

First of all Thanks to all organizers, speakers and attendees. It was a pleasure!The #awrld2013 was a success. Well organized tracks and sessions. A lot of interesting talks, new ideas and insights in other companies agile world.Some highlight sentences I remember 😉...
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Impression from Agile World (#awrld2013) – Day 1

Agile World in Munich – Day 1 After having some nice chats in the beginning during the morning coffee we started with really interesting keynotes about  Agil and Lean at Telefonica Infineon and there chances with going agile Agile Transition...
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Impressions from DARE13

Wow – what a nice day full of impressions from the #DARE13 conference in Antwerp, Belgium.Today early in the morning – I guess around 7am – I was on my walk to Rijnkaai 96 in Antwerp to join the agile conference #DARE13.    I think...
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Impressions from the awesome management 3.0 course with Juergen Dittmar

My last 2 days where full of impressions and learnings about the new way of management. I took the management 3.0 course hosted by Juergen Dittmar based on Jurgen Appelo’s management 3.0 ideas.One and a half year ago I read...
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Refreshed Agile – Scrum’s foundation – between becoming an endangered mainstream buzzword and it’s evolution to THE management driver

Background VersionOne, Inc. [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons Today I face the word AGILE everywhere. Often it seems to me that its not clear what it means to be AGILE and to use agile development. With this post I try...
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Weekly Scrum readings follow up – CW46/2012

Background See this kind of post as an experiment, how to best spread my favorite readings of Scrum related input and gain possible input for additional valuable sources from the agile community – meaning YOU. Along with this I’d like...
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