• Working Agile and Cross functional teams are commonly used in correlation with each other. Working Agile has to do with focusing on Customer (and thus Business) value, transparency, continuous improvement and adapting to change. There are a lot [...]

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    A short inspirational talk I always like to include in, for example Team Kick Offs or Team building events and one-on-one coaching, is the Circle of Influence. I would like to share it here with you. The Circle of Influence visualizes how people [...]

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    What is your goal with your teams?

    When you have responsibility for (agile) teams, for example because you are a manager, team lead, Scrum Master or any other comparable role; Ask yourself the following question: What is your goal with your teams? Team driven or business driven Is [...]

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    10 steps to jump-start your remote team

    In my previous post on remote teams I elaborated on the 10 most-heard prejudices about remote teams. Everybody has heard the horror stories about working with offshore- or nearshore teams. Unfortunately, the success stories are maybe shared less [...]

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    The Agile Mindset – Nature or Nurture?

    A lot of times, when I visit companies who have adopted an Agile way of working (mostly Scrum), I encounter teams that have all the ‘mechanics’ right. They have (most of) their events, their backlog and their work that is currently worked on. [...]

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    Suffering from 'Retrospective Fatigue'?

    One of the most important activities in Scrum is, in my opinion, the retrospective. But as with most Scrum related activities: If you only implement the ‘mechanics’ you have a chance of sticking to the processes and tools, overshadowing the [...]

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    Gratis Workshop Zelfsturende Teams

    De workshop Zelfsturende Teams is bedoeld voor teams die op zoek zijn naar handvatten om hun communicatie te verbeteren, hun performance te maximaliseren, de onderlinge samenwerking te optimaliseren en zo zelfsturend te worden. Inhoud Workshop [...]

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    There is no I in team… Gelukkig wel!

    Zeker in de beginfase is een team voornamelijk wel een groep van individuen. De aandacht zit op de verdeling van de taken en werkafspraken om effectief te kunnen werken. Als de taken verdeeld zijn en iedereen weet wat hij moet doen, dan hoef je het [...]

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    Nearshoring: een interessante manier om op te schalen

    Door de krapte op de arbeidsmarkt op het gebied van software developers in Nederland, kijken steeds meer bedrijven naar de mogelijkheid van nearshoring. En waarom ook niet? Nearshoring is namelijk, vanwege de hoge kwaliteit en de relatief lage [...]

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    Werk je echt Agile of &quote;Doe je Scrum&quote;

    Scrum is een  van de Agile methodieken om (software) projecten en ontwikkeling te plannen.  Iteratief, stapsgewijs werken is de rode draad door alle Agile methodieken. Wanneer Scrum goed geïmplementeerd is, helpt het enorm om voorspelbaar en [...]

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