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Tackling Crime: how one police unit and prosecutor use Scrum to eat into their backlog of cases

Who are you? We are a team of three full time police officers plus two ‘coordinators’, additionally we have a number of officers that work with us on a rotation...

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The Truth about Agile Transformation: What It Is And more

A few days ago, I saw an advertisement that read: “We also pay attention to modern concepts such as Agile working and working in Scrums. But we mainly assess, based...

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Zombie Scrum – how scary is it?

Imagine a scrum team running two week Sprints. They’ve implemented the roles and go through all the ceremonies. From a distance, everything looks perfect. But when you take a closer...

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5 tips for designing an agile job framework

Perhaps the added value of a job framework is that it remains upright even in times of stress or reorganization. Therefore I prefer to speak of a job framework suited...

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There and back again – How an omnivert scrum master became an international speaker

I’ve been meaning to write this blog for over a month now. But, you know, Covid-19 happened. I too, like many of us, got dragged along in the chaos that...

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How to turn your biggest agile skeptics into fans

Painting the picture In my previous job, the department where I worked started the transformation to the Agile way of working in the winter of 2016, which meant a huge...

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Experiments with Holacracy: Why we stopped doing it, and what we learned along the way.

What is Holacracy anyways? If you’re unfamiliar with Holacracy, I like to describe it as a way to constantly reorganize and refactor your organization. While it might seem terrible to...

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Why Agile is the most important Social Technology of this decade

Agile is coming of age Over the past few years Agile has come of age. This has become highly visible in the way organizations adopt Agile. The software world has...

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These are the 5 benefits of Scrum

1. Create Focus during the Sprint Planning Usually, when I start working with a new team I ask them to put all the activities they are currently doing onto post-its....

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Stop wasting delicious pizza! A sustainable way to experience the principles of Kanban

When explaining Kanban, I have used the Kanban Pizza game, as described here, many times. Although I like the game a lot, I dislike the fact that it’s very wasteful...

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Six pitfalls for the Agile Scrum Master

At the end of this article you find some reflecting questions. Want to get started to become a (better) Scrum Master or Product Owner? Have a look at our training...

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Key challenges for Agile: Confronting the bad and the ugly

This article came about by talking to various Agile people; Scrum Masters, Product Owners and Agile Coaches in a number of organizations, both public and private and of course my...