AgileCoachCamp Norway 2015
I’m enjoying the fifth AgileCoachCamp Norway (#accn) in the wonderful Thon Hotel Vettre. As always, we have snow. Full of inspirations, connections, ideas… I think there are few better ways to start the year than this. That’s why Sergey Dmitriev and I founded this in 2011. The next one will be happening from Januar 8-10, 2016. Save the date! Coaching Dojo […]
Reading the Agile Manifesto
I’ve been uncovering better ways of becoming agile by doing it and helping others do it. Through this work I’ve come to read the manifesto from different angles. Hint: These are interpretations of an inspiring work of art created by a courageous group of people. Neither of my two interpretations replaces the original. The second one […]
KrisMap: An Organisation’s Persona
(Joint post with Michael Sahota) Essence of Kris Imagine your ideal organization. We may think of the organizational culture as the “personality” of the company. What is the personality of an Agile organization? Culture is Aggregate Identity Organizational Culture is the emergent aggregate identity of all her people. Some questions to help you think about […]
There’s a lot written about how Kanban is less disruptive and demanding than Scrum in most contexts, and I think some of that might be true. There’s probably as much being written about how Scrum may be more merciless at uncovering dysfunctions in a system, throwing all of the bad stuff in your face every […]
What is Agile Coaching?
AgileCoachCamp Norway Professional Coaching The AgileCoachCamp Norway 2012, which I’m currently attending, was opened by an inspiring session with an ICF coaching trainer, Jan Georg Kristiansen from Erickson Coaching Nordic AS in Norway. He gave us a definition of ICF coaching as a 100% client-focused conversation, and we decided to have an Open Space session to take his definition as a starting point […]
What Makes a Good Tester?
Last night, I was invited by Lisa Crispin and Jean-Paul Varwijk to a Potsdam Agile Testers Session (PaTS) at the AgileTestingDays. It was a cool chance to meet friends from the Agile community and to make new ones…
Thoughts on Words
Thinking is shaped by the words we use. Management thinking is shaped by the words managers use and are used to. If we want people to change their mindset, we must stop to use words that carry a history of bad meaning with them. Let’s start to create a new language to talk about development […]