Author Archives: Rob

KPIs of a Scrum Master

A question that people frequently ask me is: “How do I assess the performance of our Scrum Master? What makes her do well and how do I know?”. In this post I will elaborate on this question. After reading this … Continue reading

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How To Tweak Your Retrospective…

As I stated earlier, I decided to change the way I facilitate retrospectives. What did I change? What was the groundbreaking new style to employ or trick to use? After I tell you, you may probably think it is no … Continue reading

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How to Conduct a Large Retrospective

A well-structured retrospective that generates change is vital to improve and grow as a team. When you facilitate a retrospective with multiple teams, you have a challenge to face. Do you have ineffective large meetings? Are these meetings slow, one-way, … Continue reading

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The Three Ingredients of Commitment

Have you attended or facilitated retrospectives that did not result in improvements? Are the same retrospective topics coming up again and again without changing anything? Do you feel you are the only one who is signing up for tasks? After … Continue reading

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Agile Coach Camp Norway and LEGO® …

Last weekend at Agile Coach Camp Norway, Sergey Dmitriev organised an open space session on using LEGO® in a professional context. First, Sergey explained the differences between LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® and StrategicPlay®. In the same session, we first built an … Continue reading

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How To Initiate Improvement in 20 Minutes…

Have you ever been in a situation where you wanted to generate improvements in a small amount of time? How can you facilitate a well-structured session when you only have 20 minutes of time available? After reading this post, you … Continue reading

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Sharing Motivation in Teams…

A retrospective should catalyze improvements in the team process. After reading Yves Ferlands post about how he used the Moving Motivators exercise (created by Jurgen Appelo), I was inspired to use it with our team. Let me tell you what … Continue reading

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How we combine Scrum and Kanban…

This short videolog by Rini van Solingen describes how we combine Scrum and Kanban at PAT Learning Solutions. Every two weeks in our sprint planning, our product owner “buys” time for solving production issues. Our helpdesk then orders the issues … Continue reading

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Talking about FedEx Days in Berlin…

The Agile Lean Europe unconference in Berlin has proven to be a great conference to attend. It was very inspiring to meet lots of fellow agilists and share ideas. I was selected as a speaker to talk about FedEx Days. … Continue reading

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Why Autonomy Works…

I would like to share a story with you. Our development team started using Scrum half a year ago. At that time, I shared a concept with the team: King-Servant pattern by Henrik Kniberg [1]. The benefits of using this … Continue reading

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