Facilitate Change

Reading Time: 5 minutes One of my favorite statements: Scrum Masters aren’t session facilitators. I love it. Because many people frown when I say this. “What do you mean Wim? In my team, the Scrum Master is always facilitating sessions.” Me: Why? “Well, it has always been like this. And to be honest, the Read more…

Stop Planning and Start Validating

Reading Time: 2 minutes Is management requesting planning sheets in which you give them insights on what you deliver and when? There are a couple of problems with classic planning approach. And there is an alternative which connects better with an Agile approach. Output Let’s briefly go over the issues with the classic approach Read more…

Product Goal

Reading Time: 3 minutes In addition to my previous post about questions from the ‘more classical’ world regarding progress and the different methods of measuring progress, I’m now writing about another common and rather popular question: When is your product done? To be able to answer this question, let’s first try to define what Read more…

Potential Energy

Reading Time: 3 minutes Recently we visited NEMO Science Museum in Amsterdam. This a very nice museum full of all kinds of experiments. The visitors, mainly kids, can perform these experiments themselves, so they learn a lot about different topics, like space, electricity, water purifying, chemistry, technology, etc. Every hour there is a show Read more…

Get A Designer

Reading Time: 5 minutes I’ve seen Scrum teams in many forms and with different roles. Teams with or without Scrum Masters, Product Owners, developers, testers, deployment engineers, analysts, application managers, business consultants and designers. In this article I want to talk about the importance of the last role; designers. Because I’ve seen teams create Read more…