My Coaching Stance as an Agile Coach

As part of graduating from the AgileCoachingInstitute's Agile Coaching Competence Cohort as an ACI Certified Teams Transformation Coach™ (CTTC), I had to create a presentation about my stance as an Agile Coach. I decide to create small video as my graudation...

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What are story points? | Video

"What are story points?" As an Agile coach, I run into a lot of teams that have trouble with the concept of story points. So I decided to take story points as the topic for my second video (see the first one here). Have a look and let me know what you think!...

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Lean Startup Summit: a quick review

Lean Startup The Lean Startup movement has had my interest since Eric Ries launched "The Lean Startup'. Not only because it seems like a great way to build new products, but also because it provided some of the 'missing pieces' to the Scrum framework. Before Lean...

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When to do your Refinement meeting… according to science!

When working with Scrum teams, getting your Refinement process right is key. I just finished reading ‘When’ by Daniel Pink (the author of Drive etc). It’s a great book and I can recommend it to anyone interested in improving your personal effectiveness or in human...

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What is refinement?

I am always trying to improve my course material and the way I explain things. I wanted to create a short explainer video on refinement for a while already. Recently I finally got around to doing it. 🙂 Apart from using as training material, I wanted to share it...

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Idea for your next Retrospective: Just leave it to chance

I consider Retrospectives a key part of Scrum. Without it, the team would not be able to inspect and adapt it’s proces and work environment. As a consequence, I think putting (a lot of) effort into the preparation of your Retrospective is always worth it. I am always...

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Traveller or Gardener: Agile Architecture at KPN

What is an Agile Architect? The role of architects in an Agile organisation has been a topic of debate for a long time now. What is 'Agile Architecture'? The Scrum Guide only provides information about the Scrum team itself. Different Agile Scaling mythologies offer...

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Bad (?) news: The Scrum Master role is not going away

There seems to be a big misunderstanding about the role of the Scrum Master going around in the Agile community. The phrasing people use differs a bit, but it always comes down to this: "When you start a Scrum team, you need a Scrum Master, but after the team becomes...

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The ‘Spotify model’ is not a model. Here is why.

The so-called Spotify model is usually mentioned together with SAFe and Less as a scaling model. It's not, actually. Let me explain. Since the Spotify Engineering culture video came out in 2014, it has been taking the Agile world by storm. And rightfully so! I know...

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