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Getting smarter with dissent

1906 – Francis Galton visits a livestock show in England. At a stand, people passing by are allowed to guess how much meat a presented…

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Lean Startup: the safety line for every company

Harvard– experts have found that 75 percent of newly founded start-ups go bankrupt. That’s three out of four! But how do you get the right…

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Who recognizes the truly good ideas?

Is it in the human nature to reject novel ideas and look for reasons why they won’t work? The following situation is not uncommon in…

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Goodbye meeting marathon – Feel the liberation of going remote

In large organisations you might find yourself confronted with a common challenge – the illusive meeting timeslot. As a ScrumMaster, one of the first steps…

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Lean Coffee – the Caffeine Kick for your Meetings

Mornings, 9:30 am in Germany. A friendly regard from colleagues, a delicious Cappuccino and a waffle square filled with milk cream, chocolate and hazelnuts. Splendid…

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Scaling Agile – a different approach – Design Thinking

We have already discussed the impacts of scaling Agile on architecture, infrastructure and the skill set in the previous videos. In this episode, we focus…

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The Pull of the Retro

The Retrospective is perhaps the most challenging part of the Scrum process for a ScrumMaster. Although there are several ways to run a retro, the…

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You want to use Scrum? Watch Lord of the Rings first.

Disclaimer: This post will be most enjoyable to you if you have read the books or at least watched the movies of the Lord of…

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How to formulate suitable check-in questions – what I have observed

“Check-in questions are childish,” so one member of the development team stated, which stimulated a vibrant discussion that filled our 15 minutes during our daily….

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Agile Values = Scrum Values – Agile comes with a mindset

The fundamental objective of agile methods is to make teams more productive. However, is it the agile processes themselves that enable us to reach this…

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The Pull of the Retro

The Retrospective is perhaps the most challenging part of the Scrum process for a ScrumMaster. Although there are several ways to run a retro, the…

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