Agile Coach & Scrum Master; the difference explained
The C-suite should be interested in experimentation to make Agile really work
Tom Cagley’s blog explaining his take on the difference between Agile Coaches & Scrum Masters is really clear and I do agree, although in practice the roles and responsibilities may blur & can overlap quite a bit from time to time. As he explains: “Agile coaches typically pursue the implementation of an organizational vision of Agile…” and […]
Are you terminally serious, or secure enough to lighten up?
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 […]
Bimodal IT – False dichotomy?
Great quote from Lyssa Adkins’ book ‘Coaching Agile Teams’. Strengthens my belief that being fun & silly are professional traits. 🙂 2018 update: glad to have energy & craziness as one of the Prowarenss core values. 🙂
A P.O. Perspective on the Definition of Scrum
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 […]
More bystanders lead to less help offered – What about teamwork?
In this series I aim to put a Product Owner perspective to the elements of the Scrum Guide. Where else can we start then at the definition? We’ll discover the most important elements for a Product Owner and what they mean in practice. Definition of Scrum according to scrumguides.org Scrum (n): A framework within which […]
Thoughts on “Een illusie armer, agile misvattingen”
Hoe meer omstanders bij een ramp, hoe minder hulp er wordt gebodenMet zijn allen toekijken hoe iemand verdrinkt? Dat kun je niemand kwalijk nemen, want wel of níet ingrijpen is geen bewuste keuze, maar een reflex. Dat blijkt uit promotie-onderzoek van neurowetenschapper Ruud Hortensius van de Universiteit Tilburg naar het ‘omstandereffect’. Margreet Vermeulen13 april 2016, […]
After reading Daphne Henning’s pulse article Een illusie armer, agile misvattingen (translated: “One illusion less, agile misconceptions”) here are some thoughts I have about the four points she makes in her article: 1. Don’t be misled by technology > Try solving real people’s (everyday) problems, instead of falling for the trap of innovating in new technology just because it […]