Category: Agile

Scrum & KPI’s

I’m amazed by the amount of Scrum Masters online who say that KPI’s have no place in Scrum. And even worse, the few Scrum Masters (or old-school managers) that do believe that KPI’s have a role in Scrum but use Agile-based metrics that would result in an incredibly skewed perception of the entire process. Words…
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January 4, 2018 0

Value Chains

Ieder bedrijf heeft een value chain. De value chain een verzameling van activiteiten is die een organisatie uitvoert om waarde te creëren voor de klant. Waarde is een abstract concept dat zich vrij vertaald naar “Dát wil ik hebben”. Om deze value chain te optimaliseren is het van belang dat een bedrijf goed kijkt naar…
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November 24, 2017 0

Projecten kiezen

Leuk, al die energie om dingen aan te pakken en verbeteringen door te voeren. Door jezelf op die manier te presenteren zul je wel direct ondervinden hoe de rest van de organisatie over je plannen denkt. Ik vermoed dat dit meestal niet zo positief is. Verbeterwerk is namelijk non-productief werk. Je maakt er geen producten…
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November 23, 2017 0

Agile Coaching

Today I want to write a bit about Agility in Business. During the last few years I’ve experienced various mature and immature forms of it and it always stood out to me how people perceived what it meant to be “Agile”. To start off, agility is just a type of value supply chain. I’ve explained this…
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October 25, 2017 0

Lean + Agile = Devops

After this post you will know: Two types of supply chains Difference between Lean & Agile DevOps Basics   Before we start our journey of understanding DevOps, we first need to take a few steps back. We need to do this because DevOps is a part of a larger field of knowledge called Supply Chain Management.…
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October 19, 2017 0

How to build a good Jira Board

Jira. It’s the wonderful agile tool that teams use to keep track of what they’re supposed to do. If there’s anything I’ve learned while being the Jira Administrator of a group of 300 people is that there are many ways Jira can be used and abused by product managers, team leaders and product owners. In the…
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October 5, 2017 0

Sprint Retrospective

A good Sprint Retrospective is an interesting thing. The goal of a ‘Retro’ is to arrive at one to three improvement stories for the team so that it can be more productive in the future. Be careful you don’t fall in a Retro-trap where you basically group-whine for an hour, feel cathartic and have the…
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October 5, 2017 0

Projects, Boards & Backlog

JIRA is a webbased tool, supporting the coordination of Scrum projects. How it works is that you create one project for (normally) one team. This project will contain all issues (kanban cards) Each project can contain 1 or several views. These views are called ‘Boards’. You can select a ‘Kanban’ view or a ‘Scrum’ view.…
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October 4, 2017 0

Agile, Scrum, Jira

Atlassian Jira is a hell of a tool. It’s the tool for anybody that’s interested in working Agile. In this post I want to explain some Jira practices I’ve been employing during my work as a Department Jira Administrator. If you’re a starting Jira enthusiast, you might find some of these tips useful. Keep in mind…
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October 2, 2017 0

Good Sprint Planning (& Refinement)

A good Sprint planning relies heavily on a good Refinement session. While ´Product Backlog Refinement´ is mentioned in the Scrum guide, there is no explanation on how to do a Sprint Refinement Session nor is it mentioned as an Scrum Event. So, I tend to see the Sprint Refinement Session and a standalone event you…
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September 29, 2017 0