Open Plan offices. The nuanced view?

FINALLY a nuanced view on Open Plan offices and how they could benefit certain ways of working. Spoiler alert; very much dependent on the work culture and how the open plan is designed… An open plan works when designed in the context of your team’s dynamics, work style, industry, and culture. … they don’t work if your corporate […]

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Departure: a new chapter in my Agile journey

June 1st, I will be starting a new, exciting part of my Agile journey by joining Prowareness. I am very excited about this, and you will probably hear more about it soon. However, a new employment often goes together with breaking up with a former employer. In my case, I see it as a friendly break up. […]

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Use CRACK to find a good Product Owner

A good product owner is: Committed – success for the product, together with the team is their sole focus Responsible – skin in the game makes sure we take no bad risks and strengthens commitment Authorized – mandate is essential to enable learning and agility (light weight decision making) Collaborative – collaboration is essential for […]

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The C-suite should be interested in experimentation to make Agile really work

In his article “Why the C-suite isn’t interested in experimentation and how you could change it” @arjanharing discusses his experience talking to C-level execs about how running experiments could accelerate innovation. Go read it, it’s well written and gives some worthwhile insights. When I read it, I immediately started thinking about the touch points of Arjan’s ideas with […]

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