Have you heard about “doing agile” vs “being agile”? Taking a two-day course with an exam to become a CSM can help you and your team to do agile, but being truly agile takes a lot more: Practicing, experimenting, and learning by doing. …


An agile retrospective is a practice for teams to reflect, learn, and to continuously become better in what they do. …


I don’t have any agile certificates. As an independent coach, trainer, and consultant, I apply whatever makes sense and looks like a valuable solution in a given context.

In this article, I’ll question the need to be certified in agile, discuss the alternatives, and explain how I deliver quality and…


In 2018 I started a series of posts on Retrospective Smells. I plunged in by exploring two smells: Passiveness and Blaming. For each smell, I described how to recognize it and how to deal with it. In this post, I’ll explore why facilitators need to know about retrospective smells.

What’s a retrospective smell

A…


What if you need to deliver the best possible software products? High-quality products that do everything that your users need in a great way, products that your users will love? Here’s a futurespective exercise that you can use in your agile retrospectives if your teams want to build awesome products.

Futurespectives


What do you do when you get a project that’s been going on for a long time and hasn’t delivered value? …


Een agile veranderaarpak helpt je om resultaatgericht te verbeteren door intensieve samenwerking. Het manifest voor agile veranderen helpt organisaties om hun agility te verhogen: Blijvende verbetering van de resultaten, tevreden klanten, en blije medewerkers. …


Making a business case for agile starts by understanding what agile is about and considering how agile can help you. You have to define your own metrics and track them to see if agile is bringing you business value, and reflect on your agile journey to learn, and adopt.

Your mileage may vary

Over…


With the Agile Self-assessment Game teams can discover how agile they are and what they can do to increase their agility to deliver more value to their customers and stakeholders.

I played the Agile Self-assessment game with two teams in a session at the Retrospectives Facilitators Gathering 2017 and discussed…


Tegenwoordig willen veel organisaties “agile zijn”. Agile transformaties leveren echter vaak niet het gewenste resultaat, omdat de waarom niet duidelijk is, er verkeerde verwachtingen zijn over wat agile op kan leveren en de invoering van agile verkeerd aangepakt wordt. Een agile transformatie, hoe pak je het aan?

Waarom agile

Een agile transformatie…

Ben Linders

Trainer / Coach / Adviser / Author / Speaker | http://BenLinders.com/game | http://BenLinders.com/exercises | editor @InfoQ | agile workshops | people matter!

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