Agile manager

Evolution of the Agile manager

How will the role of the manager change in an Agile organisation? This is a question that keeps every manager busy when they start their Agile journey. In this blog I describe the pattern of a changing management style. The behaviour is based on my observations when coaching the Agile manager. The Pattern of an Agile Manager A crucial part of an Agile transition is the mindset and acting of…

Evolution of the Development Team

What are the characteristics of a good Development Team and how does a Development Team evolve when it is using Scrum? In my previous two blogs I described the pattern of an evolving Scrum Master and a Product Owner. This blog describes how a Development Team typically evolves. 10 Years ago I had the privilege to be a developer in a Scrum team. This was a real revelation for me:…

Evolution of the Scrum Master

In my last post I explained the pattern of an evolving Product Owner. This blog is about the evolution pattern of a Scrum Master. Do you want to know more about what it takes to be a good Scrum Master and how to grow in your role? You should propably keep reading. Succesfull Scrum In the last 10 years I have helped a number of organizations to implement Scrum. For…

Evolution of the Product Owner

What is a good Product Owner and am I the right person to fill in this role? If you have ever struggled with this question, you should probably keep reading. The advantage of beeing a trainer and a consultant at the same time is that you get the chance to meet a lot of Product Owners. I hear the stories of Product Owners struggling with their daily challenges. Sometimes these…

Agile defect management

How does Scrum deal with handling defects and\or unexpected disturbances? This is a question that often pops up during my Scrum trainings. Although Scrum does not explicitly give an answer to this question I have seen a usefull pattern that pops up at almost every Scrum team that I’ve encountered in the last 10 years. In this blog I will share this pattern with you. Feel free to share your…

How to implement your Product Backlog?

One of the most important artifacts in Scrum is the Product Backlog. It is owned by the Product Owner and should be the single source for any changes that you make to your product. The Scrum Guide tells us WHAT a Scrum Team should do with the Product Backlog to guarantee that we are continuously focusing on building the highest value features each Sprint. What the Scrum Guide doesn’t tell…