Stakeholder Management en ‘Nee’ zeggen
Projects on your agile backlog; easy or hard? Your choice
Hoi, ik ben Sjoerd en ik heb een probleem. Ik vind het supermoeilijk om nee te zeggen. Ironisch genoeg geef ik trainingen waar Focus en keuzes maken centraal staan. Ik verzorg namelijk diverse Product Owner trainingen bij Prowareness. Één van die trainingen (waar ik ‘ja’ tegen heb gezegd) is Stakeholder Management in 1 dag. Waar […]
Scrum Masters & Agile Coaches, stop team coaching!
Below is just a simple example of 3 teams with backlogs that contain different projects to align with the ‘current’ project organization. This can easily occur when you start your agile transformation. Many real world examples are much more complex and thus even harder to plan. The choice is yours. Are you going to keep […]
Simplifying CapEx & OpEx in Scrum
Why do I think team coaching is a bad idea? Dont get me wrong, I believe team coaching can have a great amount of added value. It’s just that I often find that teams receive coaching while they actually should not even be a team.
Estimation matrix aka Fruit Game
A really simple approach to CapEx & OpEx financial accounting with Scrum. Why is this needed? The apparent mismatch between standard financial accounting practices and agile ways of working. Specifically CapEx and OpEx accounting, which is often a very important practice in (larger) organizations. This distinction seems to be at odds with having a more […]
Creating Valuable PI Objectives – A Kickstart PDF
This blog is intended to grow into an explanation of how to facilitate an Estimation Matrix for a colleborative estimation session. In this session Stakeholders and Scrum Team(s) collaborate to quickly estimate Backlog Items both in relative Value & Effort. Below is a dutch simplistic plan which could get you started already. The blog should […]
What is a product?
PI Objectives are a key element of SAFe and especially the PI Planning & Inspect & Adapt events. The concept may also be of use when you apply the practice of Big Room Planning for a longer timescale (collaborating on a rough plan for multiple Sprints with multiple teams). PI Objectives can help give Focus […]
The difference between the ‘forecast’ and the ‘Sprint Backlog’ in Scrum
A product is a solution that serves a customer need. This is the most concise and to the point description of ‘product’ I can come up with. In the below article I’d like to unpack it. Defining a product always starts with its customers. Someone out there should have a need that the product can […]
Agile Coaches: helping or hindering?
There is a difference between the forecast and the Sprint Backlog in Scrum. Exactly what this difference is, has eluded me for some time, and it may very well be unclear to you too. The difference may seem subtle, but can have real practical benefits as you will learn below. The way I used […]
The Purpose of Scrum is rarely realized – a path to better feedback
Note: this was not intended as an article, but the linkedin update character limit forced my hand. Below is not as polished as I would like. If this content helps you in any way shape or form, please leave a comment to share your learning! Previously posted on linkedin here. As Mike writes in his […]
The purpose of Scrum is to deliver Increments of releasable functionality . So at each Sprint Review, a “Done” Increment is required to make transparent the progress made by the team. Releasing it opens the gate to market validation to Inspect and Adapt based on market feedback (i.e. actual use). The only feedback that counts […]