Soft Skills are the new Hard Skills at OOP 2015

This year, I hosted the “Soft Skills are new Hard Skills” track at OOP, a main German software conference. It was rated the best track of the conference according to attendees’ feedback. Apparently the audience was interested in soft skills. We want to repeat the success and satisfy the participants needs and wants. Submissions for 2015 […]

Der Agile Entdecker

Posted by on Mar 26, 2014 in Des Volkes Scrum, People's Scrum | 4 Comments
Der Agile Entdecker

Update: Des Volkes Scrum ist erschienen!   Gemeinsamer Post mit Sandra Reupke-Sieroux und Urs Reupke.     Am 22. Mai 2013 hat mich Tobias Mayer gefragt, ob ich sein Buch “The People’s Scrum” ins Deutsche übertragen möchte. Ich fühlte mich geehrt, sagte begeistert zu, und fand viel weniger Zeit fürs Schreiben als ich wollte… Vor […]

Beyond Roles in Scrum

Posted by on Feb 19, 2014 in People's Scrum | 8 Comments
Beyond Roles in Scrum

In this post we will explain how we can move to shared responsibility by focusing away from roles in Scrum. (This is a joint post with Michael Sahota) Build the Right thing. Build it Right. Build it Fast. ? Henrik Kniberg produced a kick-ass intro video on Agile and Scrum that we use a lot […]

How Play4Agile Changed My Life

How Play4Agile Changed My Life

Play4Agile has been the most transformative gathering I’ve attended. It’s been substantial in my personal growth, and the connections I’ve made in the agile community. This is my P4A story… How It Started Long after online interactions with the XP crowd in 98-01, my first real-life contact with the agile community was ScrumGathering 09 in […]

Reading the Agile Manifesto

Posted by on Feb 11, 2014 in Agile & Lean, Agile with a Purpose | 5 Comments
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 […]

Scrum in Stories: Sam Gamgee

I recently introduced Hero Feedback at a client company. The idea of archetypes and role models from famous stories resonated with people. When they wanted to find a better name for the Scrum Master “role”, they started having conversations around movie and story characters that fit as role models for a Scrum Master. The first […]

Boss Suffering Stories

Posted by on Jan 31, 2014 in Agile with a Purpose, Coaching, Culture | No Comments
Boss Suffering Stories

Depending on the kind of organisation and the way the boss ended up at the top of it, totally different issues may limit their or the organisation’s effectiveness. A founder has different challenges than a CEO who was brought into the company later, and again different from a boss who worked her way up through […]

Aufrichtige Empfindsamkeit ist der neue Hardcore

[amazon asin=”B00CO8CRDY” template=”simpleimage”] Soft Skills are the new Hard Skills ist der Titel meines Tracks bei der nächsten OOP in München. Gestern habe ich Tobias Mayers Artikel  Heartfelt Emotionalism is the New Hardcore erwähnt (jetzt hier als Auszug aus dem Buch). Er schreibt sehr klar, was ich mit dem Titel meines Tracks sagen wollte. Ich habe seinen Artikel […]

Trust Experiment — Options

Trust Experiment — Options

Since I started the Trust Experiment, many have asked me, “What can you do?” or “What do you want to do?” And the honest answer to this question is, at least partially: I do not know. Second Order Ignorance I know some of the things I can do, as I’ve done them before. Develop software, […]

Trust Experiment, Day 1

Trust Experiment, Day 1

Wow. About 15h after my first tweet of the Trust Experiment post, you’ve blown my mind. Before, my blog had had 245 views on its most busy day. That was in September 2011, when we organised the ALE2011 conference… Some Data Today, my blog had more than 500 views, 432 of which were of the […]