Agile/Scrum blog

Destroy your company!

Door: Willem Vermaak, Wilbert Seele,  24-08-2016

What?! What kind of a clickbait title is this?! Why on earth would anyone want directions on how to “destroy your company”? You’re probably already thinking of clicking away. But give us a moment of your time to explain.

In our Agile courses we often talk about something called “the speed of change”. We illustrate that where it took almost 75 years to get 50 million people on the very first version of a telephone, it took Rovio just over 2 years to reach the same amount of people with Angry Birds. Everything happens much, much faster these days.

De slager die zijn eigen vlees keurt

Door: Willem Vermaak,  24-08-2016

Op de Haarlemmerstraat in Leiden zit Slagerij van der Zon. Voor de Leidenaren (en ook voor vele buiten Leiden) is deze slagerij een waar begrip. Sinds 1945 levert deze slagerij top kwaliteit vlees en dat is dan ook waar ze om bekend staan. Hoe komt het dat ze zo succesvol zijn in het leveren van zulk goed vlees?

Scrum causes more change for developers than you might think!

Harm Pauw Door: Harm Pauw,  11-07-2016
Onderwerp: Development Team  Craftsmanship  

When starting to use Scrum as a framework, often a lot of attention is given to the Product Owner and Scrum Master roles. This makes sense, since these are roles that didn’t exist before and play a key part in the Scrum framework. The development team of course also gets attention: developers need to learn the new way of working, know the events, roles and artifacts of Scrum. But besides that, there’s also a lot that stays the same for developers. They still develop features using the same programming language, they still have to test their software and release it once in a while, so that all stays sort of the same right?

Building the right thing - The outcome of high performance teams

Door: Dianne Elsinga,  21-06-2016
Onderwerp: high performance teams  

Reliable high quality software delivery is essential to be successful as a business in today’s fast changing world. But in Europe it’s hard to find qualified passionate techies, who can develop the software you need to realize your business ambitions. In countries like India technical people are readily available. That’s not new of course. What is new though is that the Agile mind-set is becoming more popular in India also. Many developers don’t feel like working in small cubicles anymore. They don’t want to be told what to do by somebody higher in the hierarchy. And they don’t want to be an invisible radar in a company with 50.000 anonymous others.