Tag Archives: co-learning

The GO FAR canvas for effective meeting culture

The GO FAR canvas for effective meeting culture 22 Feb 2017 Annelies De Meyere In so many organisations I visit, the same lament continuously seems to surface: “We spend so much time in meetings!”. As a coach, when I then try to implement a framework such as Scrum, which defines 5 ceremonies per sprint that each take up their time, without taking into account the team’s current situation, I’m already set up to fail. Read more by anneliesdemeyere Via Co-Learning.be Read the full article here.

Case Study: Large-Scale Scrum at BASE Company

Case Study: Large-Scale Scrum at BASE Company 15 Feb 2017 Jurgen De Smet Agile & ScrumLess is More Base Company was the third Mobile Operator in Belgium and stayed within the top 3 market leaders, even today now the organisation has gone through a new change. Their IT was part of the technology department that was also responsible for the mobile network, from design to operations. Within the IT organization were a couple of hundred people, a mix of people on the payroll together with externals from several (strategic) partners.
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Using the skill matrix in the larger organisation

Using the skill matrix in the larger organisation 2 Feb 2017 Annelies De Meyere Leadership & Management A while ago I wrote the blogpost: “The 4 levels of the Skill Matrix” (or competency matrix) and gave a hands-on session at XP Days Benelux on how and when to create these. Read more by anneliesdemeyere Via Co-Learning.be Read the full article here.

The Shocking Truth about Firefighting in I.T. Organizations!

The Shocking Truth about Firefighting in I.T. Organizations! 25 Jan 2017 Jurgen De Smet Agile & ScrumLeadership & ManagementLean & KanbanLess is MoreSoftware Craftsmanship Why are there so many IT people out there who have the feeling they’re actually a firefighter? Why do they have the feeling to be jumping from one burning house to another? Why do they have the feeling work is driven by fire alarms? Why is it that the loudest voice in the office, the biggest fire, gets things done? A bunch of questions
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How to fix Scrum teams that are terrible at estimating and forecasting?

How to fix Scrum teams that are terrible at estimating and forecasting? 12 Jan 2017 Jurgen De Smet Agile & ScrumLess is More First of all, we should ask ourselves: “Why do we estimate?”. In a lot of cases it’s because of the wrong reasons, but let us assume we are in a context where estimates are needed.  What would that context look like? Read more by jurgendesmet Via Co-Learning.be Read the full article here.

Re-Thinking the Organization: Sociocracy 3.0 – Reversify – LeSS (Large-Scale Scrum)

Re-Thinking the Organization: Sociocracy 3.0 – Reversify – LeSS (Large-Scale Scrum) 4 Jan 2017 Jurgen De Smet Agile & ScrumLeadership & ManagementLess is More If you are not moving at the speed of the marketplace you’re already dead – you just haven’t stopped breathing yet. – Jack Welch The organizational structure in which most of us operate today can be quite an obstacle to respond adequately to a fast-changing business environment. In fact, traditional organizational structures are not designed to deal with a Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous
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