Is Scrum hurting your agility?
Scrum Masters & Agile Coaches, stop team coaching!
By Chris Lukassen & Sjoerd Kranendonk By now, most organisations are using Scrum, however, many of them feel like the agility of their organisation has degraded, and they might be right! Often, using Scrum starts out as a way to improve development efforts coordinated within an IT division or department, but that is not the […]
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.
Maximum benefit Scrum: a holistic approach to product value
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 […]
Open Plan offices. The nuanced view?
Agile & specifically scrum generate maximum benefit when they include the full chain of value delivery. This includes testing, deployment AND maintenance. Plus anything else that makes sense to include in the Scrum Team(s) to optimize value delivery. So when you are trying to use Scrum or other Agile approaches and want to get the […]
The C-suite should be interested in experimentation to make Agile really work
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 […]
Bimodal IT – False dichotomy?
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 […]
Traditional IT is focused on “doing IT right”, with a strong emphasis on efficiency and safety, approval-based governance and price-for-performance. Agile IT is focused on “doing IT fast”, supporting prototyping and iterative development, rapid delivery, continuous and process-based governance, and value to the business (being business-centric and close to the customer). http://blogs.gartner.com/lydia_leong/2014/08/25/bimodal-it-vmworld-and-the-future-of-vmware/ Really? Do we […]